Hobart Baptist Church Redevelopment

From September 2018, Hobart Baptist Church is undergoing a substantial building project.

You can read about the “Sod-Turning” event HERE >>>

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT  NEWS, 14 May 2019

HBC 1st Floor panel erection-1 HBC 1st Floor panel erection-2

Above, 1st Floor panel erection.

HBC Escape Stairs Gnd to 1st floor

Above, Fire escape stairs Ground to 1st Floor.

There has been significant progress in the past fortnight.

  • The 1st Floor slab of the units has been poured and the precast wall panels and internal columns have been erected.
  • Formwork staging erection for the next flights of the escape stairs has been commenced. Handrailing to the first 2 flights has also been completed.
  • The new Sewer connection to the main in Elizabeth Street has been completed.
  • The first stage of the Post-tensioning (to 50%) of the cables embedded in the 1st Floor slab is complete. Stage 2 post-tensioning to 100% will occur after the 2nd Floor slab has been poured.
  • Formwork staging for the 2nd Floor slab has commenced.
  • Removal of the propping for the 1st Floor slab and back-propping has commenced.

The SPOT Committee are continuing with the investigation of changes to the entry to the Church and Soundy building.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT  NEWS, 30 April 2019

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30 April 2019 Update
A very complicated 1st floor slab structure
1st Floor slab structure
The wide metal sections are the sheaths for the post-tensioning cables
  • Erection of the support staging for the 1st floor slab and erection of the precast perimeter beams is now complete. Installation of electrical and plumbing services and the Post-tensioning sheaths and cables is complete. The 1st Floor Level concrete pour will occur on May 8.
  • As a consequence of the delays encountered, the builder will be submitting an extension of time claim. The Builder is still hoping to catch up some of the lost time on subsequent floors as these are of a much simpler nature compared to the 1st Floor slab.
  • The base for the carpark is also well advanced.
  • The escape stair works are continuing with the installation of handrailing.
  • The SPOT Committee are investigating changes to the entry to the Church and Soundy building. These proposed changes will involve Heritage and HCC approvals.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 17 April 2019

  • The works on site have now ramped up again after the successful procurement of reinforcing steel.
  • Erection of the support staging for the 1st floor slab and erection of the precast perimeter beams is now complete. Bottom reinforcing steel placement, plumbing and electrical block-outs is well advanced.
  • Installation of the Post-tensioning sheaths and cables will commence on Wednesday, May 1 and will take three days. This will be followed by the positioning of the top reinforcing steel, which then schedules the 1st Floor Level concrete pour around May 10.
  • As a consequence of the delays encountered, the builder will be submitting an extension of time claim. The builder is still hoping to catch up some of the lost time on subsequent floors as these are of a much simpler nature compared to the 1st Floor slab.
  • The base for the carpark is also well advanced.
  • The TasWater connections (new sewer and water) are still scheduled to commence mid-April. If this does not happen at this time, it will not affect the progress of the project. To minimise traffic disruption, because the mains are on the opposite side of Elizabeth Street, these works will be carried out at night and other times of minimal traffic.
  • The SPOT Committee are investigating changes to the entry to the Church and Soundy building. These proposed changes will involve Heritage and HCC approvals.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 27 March 2019

  • The first two flights of the Fire Escape stair have been poured. The formwork will be removed next week, and further flights prepared for concreting.
  • Erection of support staging for precast perimeter beams and Level 1 suspended slab is well advanced. Progress slowed recently because of the inability to get reinforcing steel for the perimeter beams. This has now been resolved and the first two precast beams were poured last Monday. Delivery to site and erection of the first of the precast beams is scheduled for next Wednesday.
  • The first-floor level slab is now scheduled to be poured mid to late April. There are a lot of services (electric cabling and post-tensioning sheaths) to locate in the slab before the pour. The Builder is still hoping to catch up lost time on subsequent floors.
  • Heritage has now approved the colour scheme for the exterior of the Unit Block. So that’s the precast panels and other concrete elements.
  • The base for the carpark is also well advanced.
  • The TasWater connections (new sewer and water) are scheduled to commence mid-April. To minimise traffic disruption – because the mains are on the opposite side of Elizabeth Street – these works will be carried out at night and other times of minimal traffic.

Antal Hanke, Project Manager

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 5 March 2019

  • The fire-rated wall at the rear of the Soundy building has been completed.
  • Erection of the support staging for the precast perimeter beams and Level 1 suspended slab is well advanced.
  • The base for the carpark is also well advanced.
  • The builders are having difficulty in obtaining reinforcement steel because of the level of building activity in Hobart and this may cause a slight delay to pouring of the 1st. floor slab. However, once the slab is complete, the builder is confident the subsequent slabs will progress at a much faster rate and that any lost time will be picked up.

 Antal Hanke, Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS, 21 February 2019

  • The Platform Lift has finally been installed. Commissioning will occur over the next week and should be available for use by next Sunday. The new stairs [into the hall] will be installed in the next couple of weeks.
  • The concrete floors in the Stairwell & Unit Lift Lobby have been poured.
  • All of the columns have now been poured.
  • The foundation and retaining wall at the rear of the Soundy building has been completed and the ground backfilled. More blockwork has been completed and core-filled.
  • Erection of the support staging for the precast perimeter beams and Level 1 suspended slab is well advanced.
  • The base for the carpark is also well advanced.
  • I am informed that the 1st. Floor Level floor slab is still on track to be poured on or about 22nd. March.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Church Redevelopment News, 10 February 2019

  • The Hall floor has been sanded and re-sealed.
  • The Platform Lift is finally in Hobart and should be installed in the next couple of weeks.
  • The Main Lift and Escape Stair Shafts are in position. The joints and construction holes are being grouted and caulked up. The Fire Main and Hydrant in the stairwell have been installed.
  • Some of the columns have been poured and the foundations for the remaining columns have also been poured ready for the columns to be prepared for completion during the coming week.
  • The foundation and retaining wall at the rear of the Soundy building has been completed.
  • Erection of the support staging for the precast perimeter beams will commence next week and the beams should be in place within 2 weeks.
  • The base for the carpark is being prepared.
  • I am informed that the 1st. level floor slab is scheduled to be poured on or about 22nd. March.

Antal Hanke, Project Manager

Church Redevelopment News, 3 February 2019

This week the floor in the hall will be re-surfaced, and will be out of bounds from Monday 4th to Friday 9th of February.

Here is the current floor plan:

Phase 2 Site Map

  Heather Galloway, HBC Secretary

Installation of Lift Well,21 January 2019

Lift well installation, Slabs arrive
Lift well installation, Slabs arrive

Lift well installation, Slabs at rear of building
Lift well installation, Slabs at rear of building

Lift well installation, Slabs lifted into place
Lift well installation, Slabs lifted into place

Church Redevelopment News, 23 December 2018

Lower Hall Painting Crew Dec 2018
Warren, Brian and a team of willing helpers have done a marvellous job renovating the Lower Hall over the past couple of weeks.
  • Morning tea after the 10am service is now in the Lower Hall. BYO Coffee Cup!
  • The floors in the Lower Hall will be sanded and refinished in January
  • The Platform Lift and stairs will be installed late January.
  • Demolition of the old toilets, Creche etc. is complete.
  • The foundations for the escape stairs from the units and the Lift Shaft have been poured.
  • Footings for some of the columns have been poured and some formwork is being prepared in readiness for concrete pours in mid-January
  • The Builders have commenced their Christmas/New Year break and will recommence work on 7th January

For safety reasons, we ask that children using toilets have an adult with them.

Access to the toilets is now via:

  1. The door behind the pulpit
  2. The door behind the band
  3. Down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church and through the hall doorway

Antal Hanke, Project Manager

LOWER HALL REFRESH 16 December 2018

The Lower Hall is getting an upgrade and should be finished by the end of the year. Thanks to the brilliant team of painting volunteers who tackled the aging walls this week. It’s good to remember that this room was the original worship area, completed in 1885!

Good job guys!

HALL REFRESH PAINTING TEAM

 

BUILDING UPDATE December 9, 2018

The demolition of the old toilets and adjoining parts of the building are now complete.
There is no NO ACCESS to the northern lane between the Soundy Lounge and the main Tabernacle building.

And there is a big space out the back!

  • Access to toilets is now via:
    1. The door behind the pulpit
    2. The door behind the band
    3. Down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church building and through the hall doorway.
  • Here is the new building layout, including Emergency Exit info, current from Sunday December 9:

HBC Layout Phase Two

 BUILDING UPDATE December 2, 2018

**Please See floorplan for this Sunday, BELOW**

  • With the opening today of the new toilets the first part of the building project is complete. Access to toilets is via the door behind the lectern, the door behind the band, and down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church building and through the hall doorway. For safety reasons we ask that children going to the toilets have an adult with them.
  • Morning tea will continue to be in the Soundy Lounge until the Hall has been refreshed, however arrangements will be a little more difficult than before, so please bear with us while we manage with reduced facilities.
  • The demolition of the old toilets etc will begin tomorrow.
  • Finally, and praise God, the BFS loan has, at long last, been approved.

Heather Galloway HBC Secretary

Floor plan with EXITS marked, Sunday December 2, 2018

Floor plan Phase 2

 

 

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 21 November 2018

  • Work is progressing quickly on-site and is on target for the new toilets to be handed over on 30th November.
  • There is a delay with the Platform Chairlift which will be delivered and installed in January.
  • Painting, floor coverings and fitout of the toilet area is well advanced.
  • Demolition of the old toilets etc. has been brought forward and is scheduled to commence mid-December.
  • Access to the new toilets will not be possible by the laneway, but via the door adjacent the pulpit.
  • The aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • New boundary walls and fencing is well advanced. The final fencing will be completed later so that it will not get damaged during construction of the unit block.
  • The foundation for the fire escape stairs from the units has been poured.
  • The BFS finance for Stage 2 of the development should be finalised early next week.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 11 November 2018

Work is progressing quickly on the building site, and is on target for the new toilets to be completed by mid-December.

  • Plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork are in place. Plaster sheeting of walls and ceilings is almost complete. Painting and fitout will commence next week, and floor coverings soon after.
  • The aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • New boundary walls and fencing are well advanced.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.

Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas. With notice, I can give guided tours to small groups after church on Sundays.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 17 October 2018

  • Work is progressing quickly on site with demolition of the buildings at the rear of the Hall complete and other parts demolished to make way for the Lift Shaft, which the builder is hoping to have in place prior to Christmas. This is important so that the lift manufacturer can obtain accurate measurements for the manufacture of the lift.
  • The new toilets are well advanced with plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork in place.  The builder is currently waiting on council inspections and sign-off before proceeding with wall & ceiling sheeting and fitout.
  • At the SPOT meeting on Tuesday, and after exhaustive consultation with the architects resulting in many design & layout options, the SPOT Team signed off on a layout for the Upper Hall Office/Creche/Mezzanine areas. It is our belief that the solution is a very good one for the future of the Church and will provide significant benefits & many potential usage options in the future.
  • It is hoped that the new toilets will be in operation by mid-December and the aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.
  • I continue to work with the architects & builder to get several contractual matters sorted so that the financing of the project can be finalised. I am also keeping a photographic record of the works as they proceed for future reference.
  • Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

MORE INFORMATION

The main objective of the project is to upgrade our facilities to make them safe for children, accessible for all, give toilet access without going outside, and provide a modern kitchen with a mission-focused café. To fund this million-dollar upgrade we are building 16 units over the carpark. We are hoping to retain ownership of one of the units.

The project will be completed in three stages. Firstly, new toilets, then the 4-storey unit complex, followed by upgrades to the Soundy Lounge, the back hall and the upstairs hall.

SOME DISRUPTIONS. At each stage during the 18-months it will take to complete the redevelopment, we will experience different disruptions. The main disruption during Stage One is that the kitchen, back and upstairs halls are inaccessible.

WARNING: During the redevelopment do not enter the construction zones. They are dangerous, and you need to stay away. So please stay away from the back hall, the upstairs hall and the carpark!

CARPARKING: Our entire car park is now unavailable for use

  • Street parking remains unchanged. On Sundays, please reserve spaces close to the church for the elderly and less mobile, as the builder’s shed occupies the disabled parking spaces.
  • Warwick Street, between Elizabeth and Murray Streets, is a good option
  • EIS Property, 229 Elizabeth Street. Thanks to Hank Petrusma 20 spaces are available for our use on Sunday mornings. (Only 200m or a 1-min walk away)

If you have any questions, please talk to Church Secretary Heather Galloway, 0427 974 073.

HBC Floor Plan phase 1