Lapsley Road, Claremont

The Claremont Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) had relocated to improved facilities in Subiaco. For this project the existing structure and the adjacent air rifle range shed was redeveloped into a small boutique land development made up of 29 cottage lots.

  • Client:

    Federation PCYC WA

  • Location:

    Claremont WA

  • Construction Period:

    May 14 – Sep 14

  • Key Elements:

    • Project management
    • Civil construction
    • Subdivision construction
    • Earthworks
    • Remediation
    • Clearing
    • Demolition
    • Underground services
    • Sewer reticulation
    • Stormwater installation
    • Water main installation
    • Roadworks
    • Concrete
    • Client Liaison

Project overview

The Claremont Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) had relocated to improved facilities in Subiaco. For this project the existing structure and the adjacent air rifle range shed was redeveloped into a small boutique land development made up of 29 cottage lots with an average area of 215m2.

The works included demolition of the existing structures, remediation of the site and removal of any hazardous material. It was then followed by construction of a residential development including limestone walls, entrances, services and roads.

The site was originally used as a bus depot for MTT (currently known as Transperth). This meant that existing maintenance and service infrastructure including two underground fuel tanks and reinforced bus maintenance pits had to be located and removed. Working with asbestos pipe and fragments required a strict controlled environment for demolition and earthworks.

Through our considerable experience in remediation works and managing uncontrolled fill and hazardous materials we were able to combat the risks and deliver this high profile project next to Claremont Showgrounds for the client, PCYC.

Significant achievements and benefits

The project required the removal of the existing youth club building and adjacent sheds. The sheds were still in good condition and were donated to a farmer that had supported the PCYC for many years. The below ground fuel tanks were also taken for degassing and refurbishment for potential future use.

The works required careful management of hazardous materials including asbestos, carcinogens contained within the light fixtures and the insulation of the existing building. By developing the correct methodologies and working under our management systems all hazardous materials within the structures were safely removed from site to the suitable disposal facility. The remainder of the structure was successfully removed with minimal noise impact to the surrounding residents.

The car parking area contained two large fuel storage tanks, asbestos pipes and services. Appropriate action was taken by DM Civil to safely expose these and remove them offsite under strict environmental practices.

We achieved a satisfying result at the completion of the remediation with the approval of the environmental consultants. The site was bound on all four sides by existing roads, established housing and local businesses. This meant that onsite storage was restricted and strategic planning was required to accommodate. Rigorous noise and dust management resulted in minimal impact on surrounding residents and business owners.

Through DM Civil’s diverse skill set we were able to transform this site into a boutique residential development in the heart of Claremont to the satisfaction of our client, the PCYC.

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