Australian Catholic University – Psychology Department


Australian Catholic University


Banyo QLD



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Following on from our work with the ACU through another department of their renewal program (see ACU Early Learning) our project team worked closely with the client through this 2 part project.

Beginning with the Child Psychology area and working within the heritage-listed envelope of Building C in an “L” shaped layout our project scope included internal partition/ceilings and services demolition, creation of new doorways and closing in of others within the heritage façade, construction of 5 new highly acoustically treated Consult rooms, secure store, reception and all associated data/electrical/mechanical upgrades to suit. The team then moved to the next zone after the Department”s relocation to begin work on the adult Psychology area with a very similar format. With very constrained work environments due to the proximity of other learning areas, the special nature of the building and critically tight time frames, our success can be measured by the delight of our client with the end result.

“I am writing this letter as a formal recommendation . . . regarding the performance of Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders on the numerous projects, they have completed for the Australian Catholic University, the latest being ‘Building T” which has just won a Queensland Master Builders Award for Education Facility over $5m.There are many challenges when working on an operational campus and the Tomkins team have shown their ability to effectively address any issues that have arisen during the projects that they have completed on the Campus and I have been particularly impressed by the manner in which the site team has managed the projects and their subcontractors to lessen the impact of works on the surrounding University community.I cannot speak highly enough of the level of service, the productive relationship and the professionalism that we continue to enjoy with the Tomkins team. I have no hesitation in recommending them . . . .”-Prof. Jim Nyland, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane), Australian Catholic University



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