Hobart Baptist 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 – 10 AUGUST 2020

  • The cleaners are in and the builder is rectifying defects in readiness for handover of Stage 2 of the development!!
  • The end of the units’ construction is finally in sight – I am advised that the final touches and connections will be completed by Saturday, 15th August.
  • The water supply assembly adjacent the Elizabeth Street footpath has finally been completed in readiness for the caged housing, the NBN connections are well advanced and the Carpark sealing, parking bay line-marking and the installation of wheel stops is complete.
  • Processes to facilitate Strata Titling and By-Laws for the setting up of the Body Corporate have commenced. Once these are completed application will be made for Certificates of Occupancy. It is hoped that Contracts of Sale will be completed by 30th September so that the cash will flow into our coffers soon after and this will then pay off the loan with BFS. This will be a huge relief as the mounting interest is a considerable impost.
  • It has been a long and, on many occasions, a frustrating process but another milestone will have been achieved.
  • I am waiting for final costings of the re-design of Stage 3 works to be able to finalise the finances. The Builder has been very reasonable in the past and it is hoped that he will continue in that vein.

The builder continues with work on parts of Stage 3 and works are well under way. The steelwork is in place for the construction of the Mezzanine Level and the concrete floor has been poured in the old laneway between the Church and the Soundy Building. Works should continue in earnest on Stage 3 next week.

Antal HankeProject Manager

A L- 4 Unit nearing completion
A L-4 Unit nearing completion
Carpark sealing in progress
Carpark sealing in progress
The Troublesome Water Supply Assembly
The troublesome Water Supply Assembly
The NBN and Fire Panels underway
The NBN and Fire Panels underway
Mezzanine Steelwork - Upper Hall
Mezzanine Steelwork – Upper Hall
Concrete in the old Laneway
Concrete in the old Laneway

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 4 JULY 2020

  • Levels 1 and 2 units are complete in all respects and ready for Defects inspections.
  • Level 3 units are 90% complete with only some minor fitout items to complete.
  • Plaster is 90% complete on Level 4 with tiling and joinery fitouts continuing with completion of all units now scheduled by the end of the second week in July. The Surveyor continues with his role in getting Strata Titling completed.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is advancing well, with lighting functional on Levels 1, 2 and 3, and wiring well underway on Level 4.
  • The Lift is operational and has been handed over to the builder. The Builder has been instructed that it is not to be used during construction. I have had the privilege of testing it out and I can say it is a very smooth ride. Beats climbing the stairs which I have had to do on many occasions!
  • Drainage work in the Carpark is complete and Carpark preparation for paving works and kerbs and channelling are continuing externally. The stormwater pits and grease trap have been installed.
  • The Boundary fencing on the Western and Northern boundaries is well advanced.
  • Getting TasWater to site to complete the water supply connection and required alterations remains a concern.
  • The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) has been foreshadowed by the Builder as the first week of August.

The builder has commenced work on parts of Stage 3 and works are well under way. Demolition has been completed in readiness for reinstatement works to commence in the Upper Hall and Soundy Building Laneway.

Antal HankeProject Manager

Carpark Preparation
Carpark Preparation
Northern Boundary Fence
Northern Bounday Fence
Western Boundary Fence
Western Boundary Fence
Carpark almost ready for bitumen sealing
Carpark almost ready for bitumen sealing

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 7 June 2020

  • Levels 1 and 2 units are 95% complete in all respects with carpet now in Passageways as well.
  • Carpet installation, painting and fitout has commenced on Level 3.
  • Plaster is 50% complete on Level 4 and continuing with completion now scheduled by the end of the second week in June. The Surveyor has commenced his role in getting Strata Titling underway.
  • Joinery fitout is complete on Level 3 and has commenced on Level 4.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is advancing well, with lighting connected on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • The Lift is operational and has been handed over to the builder. The Builder has been instructed that it is not to be used during construction under any circumstances.
  • Water supply, drainage and Carpark works are continuing externally.
  • The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the third week of June and it will continue to remain so until a formal extension of time claim is submitted by the builder.
  • The builder has commenced work on parts of Stage 3 but understands he cannot claim for any of this work until Stage 2 has been finished and the Unit Sales Contracts have been finalised. These works were not scheduled to commence until finalisation of sales contracts. As a result, the Outdoor Deck has been constructed and parts of the Upper Hall and Soundy Building have been demolished. The course of action in expediting Stage 3 works is beneficial in many ways to both the builder and the church.

Fourteen units have now been sold and are under contract. The Deacons are currently looking at financing the completion of the building project with two unsold units to be used as security.

Antal HankeProject Manager

Level 3 passage ready for carpet
Level 3 passage ready for carpet
Soundy Building demolition
Soundy Building demolition
Upper Hall - rooms demolished
Upper Hall – rooms demolished

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 21 May 2020

Light Shaft between Units
Light Shaft between Units

Site meetings have again started to be held in person. This is much better than a phone hook-up because we are able to see first-hand the progress being made. There has not been any extension of time submissions as yet but they are expected due to the Covid-19 situation and social distancing rules being observed on site.

  • Level 1 units are 95% complete in all respects and Level 2 units are about 80% complete.
  • Carpet is almost complete in all units on Levels 1 and 2, and very close to commencement on Level 3.
  • Plaster is complete on Level 3 and continuing on Level 4 with completion now scheduled by the end of the third week in May. The Surveyor is set to commence his role in getting Strata Titling underway next week.
  • Joinery fitout is almost complete on Level 3 and will commence on Level 4 within the next fortnight.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is advancing well, with lighting connected on Levels 1 and 2.
  • The Lift is operational & has been handed over to the builder. The Builder has been instructed that it is not to be used during construction under any circumstances.
  • Water supply, drainage and Carpark works are continuing externally.
  • The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the third week of June and it will continue to remain so until a formal extension of time claim is submitted by the builder.
  • The builder has commenced work on parts of Stage 3 but understands he cannot claim for any of this work until Stage 2 has been finished and the Unit Sales Contracts have been finalised. These works were not scheduled to commence until finalisation of sales contracts. The builder requested he be able to ramp up Stage 3 works in addition to previous approvals. The SPOT Team canvassed the stakeholders affected & gained approval to proceed.
  • To facilitate this, a team cleared parts of the Soundy building adjacent the laneway next to the Church so protective hoardings could be erected to enable the continued offices at the front. The Builder then requested authority to undertake certain works in the Upper Hall. This was also granted. The works allowed to proceed have been previously approved for construction, but there still remains other works that are yet to be approved, but hopefully this will happen in the next few weeks after final documentation and submission (a process needed after design changes were made from the initial approved documentation).
  • All furniture, photos, plaques, honour boards and other items have been moved into the Soundy Lounge area that will be hoarded off and inaccessible for a couple of months. The items currently stored in the Upper Hall will be relocated by the builders out of the way of construction and adequately protected while work proceeds. The course of action in expediting Stage 3 works is beneficial in many ways to both the builder and the church
  • Discussions continue with BFS regarding the possibility of purchasing a second unit. One unit which was resold after the initial pull-outs went back on the market again about 10 days ago. Two parties are currently showing interest and a resale is hoped by Monday, 25 May, 2020.

Antal HankeProject Manager

Outdoor Deck
Outdoor Deck
Fitted out Ensuite
Fitted out Ensuite

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 7 May 2020

The Builder continues to adhere to safe work practices stemming from government directives requiring distancing & numbers working in close proximity. Meetings and all communications between parties continue electronically. The situation is far from ideal! There has not been any extension of time submissions as yet but they are expected.

  • Levels 1 and 2 fitouts are virtually complete. The carpet is being installed to Level 1 units.
  • Plaster is complete on Level 3 and continuing on Level 4 with completion now scheduled by the end of the third week in May. The Surveyor is set to commence his role in getting Strata Titling underway next week.
  • Joinery fitout is almost complete on Level 3.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is advancing well, with lighting connected on Levels 1 and 2.
  • The Lift is operational & has been handed over to the builder.
  • The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the third week of June and it will continue to remain so until a formal extension of time claim is submitted by the builder. Having said that, we have formally extended the sale contract completion dates to the end of August to give us some leeway.
  • The builder has commenced work on parts of Stage 3 but understands he cannot claim for any of this work until Stage 2 has been finished and the Unit Sales Contracts have been finalised.

A total of five purchasers pulled out a few weeks ago for various reasons. To date Hank Petrusma has confirmed resales for three of those units, and there are two potential buyers for the remaining unit. The resale prices achieved have been slightly higher than originally achieved which has helped negate some of the cost overruns on Stage 2 of the project. The Church has decided to keep an extra unit, and discussions have commenced with BFS about finance.

I continue to show potential buyers through the complex and we should know by the end of this week if all units have been taken up.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Level 3 Unit ready for painting
Level 3 Unit ready for painting
Entry door to Unit Lift Foyer
Entry Door to Unit Lift Foyer
Steelwork for the Outdoor Play Area behind Upper Hall
Steelwork for the Outdoor Play Area behind Upper Hall

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 16 April 2020

Activity continues, albeit at a reduced pace because of the coronavirus situation. The Builder continues to adhere to safe work practices stemming from government directives requiring distancing & numbers working in close proximity. Meetings & all communications between parties continue electronically. The situation is far from ideal! There has not been any extension of time submissions as yet but they are expected.

  • Levels 1 & 2 fitouts are virtually complete. The carpet is in stock & installation may commence in early May.
  • Plaster is being installed on Levels 3 & 4 and this is scheduled for completion by the end of the first week in May. Confirmation of this by the Builder has enabled me to schedule the Surveyor to commence his role in getting Strata Titling underway.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is continuing.
  • At Ground Level the Bin Store & Lift Foyer walling is virtually complete.
  • The stairs (minus treads) to 1st Floor Level behind the Soundy Building have been installed.

The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the 3rd week of June.

A total of 5 purchasers have pulled out in the past couple of weeks for various reasons and Hank Petrusma has swung into action to resell the units involved. The Church has decided to keep an extra unit and discussions have commenced with BFS about finance.

Some potential buyers have already been shown through the complex and I ask that you pray for a positive response.

Antal Hanke – Project manager

Installing the Stair to Level 1
Installing the Stair to Level 1
Waste Piping at Ground Level
Waste Piping at Ground Level
Unit Letter Boxes & FHR Enclosure
Unit Letter Boxes & FHR Enclosure

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 24 March 2020

Activity continues, albeit at a reduced pace because of the coronavirus situation. The Builder has had to introduce new health and safety practices stemming from government directives. Face to face meetings have been stopped, moving to electronic, as consultants now work from home. The situation is far from ideal! Unfortunately, I expect delays to the completion of the project as a result.

  • The lift installation is 95% complete.
  • Soffits to balconies have been completed and painting is in progress.
  • The fit-out is well advanced on Level 1 with painting, tiling, white goods & shower screen installations well advanced also.
  • Most plaster has been installed and stopped up on Level 2 and painting is well advanced. There’s a lot of progress on Levels 3 and 4.  60% has been installed on Level 3, along with wall and ceiling framing, which has also commenced on 4. Work is happening concurrently to ensure continuing work for all trades on site.
  • Balustrading to 95% of the balconies is complete and floor tiling to 90% of the Balconies is complete. Windows & sliding doors to Balconies at all levels have been installed.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is continuing. Fire sprinkler protection installation is 90% complete.
  • The Bin Store & Lift Foyer slabs at Ground Level have been poured and some walling is in place. Slabs & pathways at Ground Level are being worked on.
  • The issue with getting the HCC to install the new stormwater connection in Elizabeth Street is resolved & installation works have begun.
  • The Western external wall of the Soundy Building is 90% complete.

The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the 3rd week of June.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Bin Store at Ground Level
Bin Store at Ground Level
Commencement of Level 4 fitout
Commencement of Level 4 fitout

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 25 February 2020

  • Most of the activity continues internally. The lift installation is 90% complete.
  • Soffits to Balconies continue to be completed on Levels 3 and 4 and painting of same is in progress.
  • The fit-out is well advanced on Level 1 with painting & tiling well advanced also.
  • Most plaster has also been installed and stopped up on Level 2 and will be completed ready for painting by the end of the week. About 30% has been installed on Level 3. Wall framing has commenced on Level 4. Works on Levels 3 & 4 will advance concurrently to ensure continuing work for all trades on site.
  • Balustrading to 90% of the Balconies is complete and floor tiling to 50% of the Balconies is complete.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is well advanced.
  • Windows & sliding doors to Balconies at all levels have been installed.
  • Fire sprinkler protection installation is 90% complete.
  • The Bin Store & Lift Foyer slabs at Ground Level have been poured and some walling is in place.
  • The issue with getting the HCC to install the new stormwater connection in Elizabeth St continues.
  • The Western external wall of the Soundy Building is 90% complete.

The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) remains the 3rd week of June.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Unit 16 Kitchen
Unit 16 Kitchen
Unit 13 Kitchen/Living/Dining
Unit 13 Kitchen/Living/Dining
Unit 15 Kitchen
Unit 15 Kitchen

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 4 February 2020

  • Most of the activity continues internally. The lift installation is 80% complete.
  • Soffits to balconies continue to be completed on Levels 1, 2 and 3 and painting of same is in progress.
  • Most of the fit-out (including plaster linings ready for painting) is complete on Level 1. Some plaster has also been installed on Levels 2 and 3. Wall framing has commenced on Level 4.
  • Two units on Level 1 have been painted with the 1st coat.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is well advanced.
  • Windows & sliding doors to Balconies at most levels have been installed.
  • Joint-sealing of external wall panels is well advanced.
  • Fire sprinkler protection installation is 90% complete.
  • The Bin Store & Lift Foyer slabs at Ground Level have been poured.
  • There is an issue with getting a new stormwater connection in Elizabeth Street. The Council do not have the resources to undertake the works because they are snowed under. A solution is being sought so that drainage works can be completed in the Carpark areas.

The current scheduled completion date of Stage 2 (units) is the 3rd week of June.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Balconies on SW corner
Balconies on SW corner
Interior of a First Floor unit
Interior of a First Floor unit
Lift Foyer at Ground level
Lift Foyer at Ground level

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 18 December 2019

  • Most of the action is happening internally. However, water mains are being installed at carpark level.
  • The lift installation commenced a week ago and is well advanced.
  • Soffit framing to Balconies continues on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Most of the fit-out (including plaster linings) is complete on Level 1. Some plaster has also been installed on Levels 2 and 3. Wall framing has commenced on Level 4.
  • The roof is 90% complete and waterproofing of the concrete roof of the Lift Shaft and Escape Stair has been carried out.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is well advanced.
  • Windows to all levels have been installed.
  • Joint-sealing of external wall panels is well advanced.
  • Fire sprinkler protection installation is 90% complete.

The site will be shut down for the Christmas/New Year break commencing on Friday, 19th December and work will resume on Monday, 6th January.

Antal Hanke, Project Manager

Lift motor + top of car
Lift motor + top of car
Level 4 wall framing
Level 4 wall framing
Fire Sprinkler mains
Fire Sprinkler mains

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 22 November 2019

Most of the action is happening internally.

  • The fire control/regulatory issues which caused some concerns have been resolved. This has meant a redesign of the pipework reticulation to compensate.
  • The other matter is involved with fireproofing the smoke exhaust riser/system from the interior passageways of the unit block. This also has been resolved but the extra works involved with both of the above unfortunately has meant dipping into the Contingency Allowance in the sum of around $33,000.
  • Unfortunately the builder has also flagged an extension of time claim as a result of these issues – we are awaiting a detailed formal claim.
  • Insulation sheeting has been fixed to the outer walls on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Level 4 wall framing set-out has been completed.  
  • Soffit framing to Balconies has commenced on Level 1.
  • Most of the fit-out (except for plaster linings) is complete on Level 1. Level 2 and 3 wall framing is virtually complete.
  • Insulation of walls and plaster sheeting on Levels 1 and 2 is progressing. Level 4 has been cleared and the set-out is complete in readiness for wall framing.
  • The roof is 90% complete, and waterproofing of the concrete roof of the Lift Shaft and Escape Stair has been carried out.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is well advanced.
  • Windows to all levels have been installed.
  • Joint-sealing of wall panels has commenced.
  • Fire sprinkler protection is 90% complete.
  • The main lift has been delivered to site and installation is scheduled to commence in early December.

Finally, as I stated at the Church Members Meeting last recently, I am very happy there have been very minimal variations to date (they total about 0.13% of the total project cost) considering the size and complexity of the project. We remain confident that no more major pricing shocks will eventuate.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Just hanging around caulking
Waterproofing in progress
The roof access

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 22 October 2019

Progress on site continues albeit slower than hoped due to some issues that have cropped up. Most of the action is happening internally.

Some fire control/regulatory issues have caused some concerns but are in the process of being resolved. The concerns stemmed from the discovery that the water main in the street could not deliver the pressure required in the new building sprinkler protection system. This meant a redesign of the pipework reticulation to compensate.

The other matter is involved with fireproofing the smoke exhaust riser/system from the interior passageways of the unit block. At this time these issues will not impact the expected completion date.

  • Insulation sheeting has been fixed to the outer walls on Levels 1, 2 and 3. Level 4 walls will be sheeted once the window installation has been completed.
  • Most of the fit-out (except for plaster linings) is complete on Level 1. Level 2 and 3 wall framing is progressing. Level 4 has been cleared and the set-out is complete in readiness for wall framing.
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing and air-conditioning pipework is well advanced.
  • Windows to Levels 1, 2 and 3 have been installed, and the window installation on Level 4 is well advanced.
  • Joint sealing of wall panels has commenced.
  • The erection of the roof is 95% complete.
  • Drainage works are continuing, and water connections are in progress.
  • The main lift has been delivered to site and installation is scheduled to commence within next couple of weeks.
Installation of sprinkler main
Installation of sprinkler main
Level 1 Lift Lobby and beyond
Level 1 Lift Lobby and beyond
Level 4, Underside of Roof
Level 4, Underside of Roof

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS – 2 October 2019

  • From now on it will be difficult to see much progress on site because the fit-out stage has been reached. All the action is happening internally.
  • Most of the fit-out (except for plaster linings) is complete on Level 1. Level 2 wall framing is progressing. Levels 3 and 4 have been cleared in readiness for wall framing.
  • Electrical wiring and plumbing and air-conditioning pipework on Level 1 is well advanced.
  • Windows to Levels 1 and 2 have been installed.
  • Joint-sealing of wall panels has commenced.
  • The erection of the steel roof structure is complete and roofing should be installed this coming week.
  • Drainage works have been completed and water supply piping will be installed in the next couple of weeks.
  • Sprinkler protection pipework will commence to be installed this week.
  • The main lift has been delivered and installation will commence soon.
  • Units are on target for completion by mid-March, 2020 for finalisation of sales contracts by the end of March, 2020.
  • There is much discussion regarding the method to be adopted for the works in the Upper Hall. This work will follow the finalisation of the unit sales contracts.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Steelwork ready for roofing
Steelwork ready for roofing
View down a Light Well
View down a Light Well
Lift components delivered to site
Lift components delivered to site

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 4 September 2019

  • The 4th Floor slab of the units has been poured and the final lot of precast wall panels (parapet panels) have been erected. The roof slab over the Escape Stairs has also been poured.
  • The Post-tensioning of the cables embedded in all the floor slabs is complete which means that all the propping throughout the complex can be removed. This will enable the internal wall framing on all the floors to be erected. The internal wall framing at 1st Floor level is well advanced.
  • Electrical wiring and air-conditioning pipework on Level 1 is well advanced.
  • Joint-sealing of wall panels has commenced.
  • The erection of the steel roof structure has commenced.
  • Plumbing and drainage works have commenced.
  • Installation of Windows has commenced and 85% of the windows on Level 1 are installed.
  • The main lift is due for delivery shortly and installation is scheduled to commence in about 1 month.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

Internal fitout of Level 1
Erection of final panels
Erection of final panels

The view looking East

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 13 August 2019

Significant progress continues on site.

  • The project remains on target for completion of the units by end of March, 2020.
  • The 4th Floor slab of the units is scheduled to be poured on Thursday the 22nd August and the final lot of precast wall panels (parapet panels) and internal columns on Level 4 will commence to be erected on 28th August. The stair flights to Level 4 have been poured.
  • The Post-tensioning of the cables embedded in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor slabs is complete.
  • Joint-sealing of wall panels has commenced.
  • Internal wall framing for partitions on Level 1 has commenced.
  • The new Main Switchboard is in position and the new power supply to the property is complete and  the new sub-boards to the various areas of the church complex have been installed.
  • Installation of Windows has commenced.
View from Elizabeth St
View from Elizabeth St
Panel erection
Panel installation
New Mains supply installation
New Mains supply installation
Erection of Panels
Installation of Panels on Level 3

Antal Hanke – Project Manager


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 17 July 2019

Significant progress continues on site.

  • The 3rd Floor slab of the units was scheduled to be poured on Friday the 19th July and the next lot of precast wall panels and internal columns will commence to be erected on 25th July. These will be double-height panels, so the final height of the external walls will almost be at their maximum.
  • The stair flights to Level 3 have been poured and formwork for next flights has commenced.
  • The Post-tensioning of the cables embedded in the 1st and 2nd Floor slabs is complete.
  • Formwork staging for the 4thFloor slab will commence after the erection of the wall panels and the slab is scheduled to be poured in 3-4 weeks.
  • Removal of the propping for the 2nd Floor slab and back-propping has commenced.
  • The new Main Switchboard is in position and the new mains cabling has been installed from the new turret location at the front of the Church down the laneway.
Looking towards city
Looking towards the city
View from Elizabeth St
View from Elizabeth St

 

Across Street Jul 19
View from Across the Street

 

 

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT NEWS, 4 June 2019

2nd Floor slab preparation
2nd Floor slab preparation

Significant progress continues on site.

The 2nd Floor slab of the units is scheduled to be poured on the 7th June and the precast wall panels and internal columns will commence to be erected on 13th June. The stair flights to Level 2 have been poured, and formwork for next flights has commenced.

The Post-tensioning of the cables embedded in the 1st Floor slab is complete.

2nd floor almost ready to pour
2nd floor almost ready to pour

Formwork staging for the 3rd Floor slab will commence next week, and the slab should be poured in 3-4 weeks.

Removal of the propping for the 1st Floor slab and back-propping has commenced.

The relocation of the site shed early next week to the forecourt paved area is required to allow for the larger capacity cranes required for the lifting of the precast wall panels on the western side of the building.

Looking from Elizabeth Street
Looking from Elizabeth Street

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

I am currently on leave overseas until 13th July. Work will continue on site, and hopefully by the time I return, the 3rd Floor slab will have been poured and more flights of stairs completed.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

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