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Local builders win $104m in contracts

12/06/2015 - 15:04

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The state government has awarded contracts worth a combined $104.6 million to local builders Broad Construction Services, Pindan and Emco Building.

The Supreme Court will move into the new office tower on Barrack St.

The state government has awarded contracts worth a combined $104.6 million to local builders Broad Construction Services, Pindan and Emco Building.

Finance Minister Bill Marmion and Attorney General Michael Mischin announced today that, during the next month, Broad would begin fitting out 14 levels of the 33-storey office tower in the Cathedral and Treasury precinct, which will house the new Supreme Court, in a deal worth $27 million.

Broad will fit out eight courts, 10 hearing rooms, five special trial rooms and numerous interview rooms in the $700 million precinct.

“The chief justice of WA, senior judicial officers and their associated staff will be accommodated over four levels in appropriate chambers and open office space,” Mr Mischin said.

“The Law Library will be located on level two, and two branches of the Department of the Attorney General will occupy levels five and 16.”

Mr Marmion said Broad had been one of five construction firms shortlisted to tender for the works after an expressions of interest process.

The fit-out is expected to be finished by mid-2016.

Separately, Emco Building has been awarded a $39.3 million contract for the first stage of construction of the new Harrisdale Secondary College in Armadale.

The school is expected to open in 2017.

Universal Constructions has already been contracted to build the $10 million Harrisdale Primary School.

Pindan has been awarded a $38.3 million contract for refurbishment work at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School, and construction of the Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre.

Under stage one of the work at the Kalgoorlie Boulder high school, Pindan will build three new teaching blocks, a canteen and refurbish science laboratories, with the project due for completion in June next year.

The second stage involves construction of a visual arts and multimedia block and the education support centre, which is expected to be finished by June 2017.

In the last stage of development, Pindan will demolish outdated facilities and complete landscaping.

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