Grenfell Street & Rundle Place

PSG awarded the 80 Grenfell Street office development and Rundle Place Retail development projects in June 2012, with a combined value of more than $10m21 Rundle Place

PSG was awarded the 80 Grenfell Street office development and Rundle Place Retail development projects in June 2012, with a combined value of more than $10m. PSG was also awarded the integrated fit-out as a variation to the base building contract of the Grenfell Street office development in September 2012, to be carried out in conjunction with the base building works.

The Grenfell Street Office development project consists of an $80m office tower to be built above the Rundle Place retail podium providing a corporate head office for the Bank of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. The office tower will consist of approximately 28,000sqm of gross floor A-grade office accommodation consisting of ground entry level, levels 4-14 office accommodation and level 15 plant and service areas.

The Rundle Place Retail project for Pacific Shopping Centres consists of approximately 30,000sqm of gross floor area split over 4 levels, basement to level 3. The major tenants include a full line Coles supermarket and flagship Harris Scarfe store, together with approximately 90 specialty stores with the likes of Apple, Office Works and Best & Less. The project also has a podium level car park for 200 vehicles. PSG will be required to work 2 shifts in order to maintain the tight construction programme and achieve practical completion. Practical completion is expected to be achieved in June 2013 for the Grenfell Street office development and February 2013 for the Rundle Place Retail development.

“After being awarded both projects, Daniel Chetcuti and I have been privileged to work on these projects, the retail component has been challenging with many drawing revisions and changes while the office project has been going steady. Once finished these projects will show that PSG South Australia, are the leaders in the Retail and Office project space” said Project Manager, Mr Mark Siebum.
The project is committed to achieving a 5-star rating using Green Star – Office Design Version 3 and to providing environmental leadership in all aspects of design and construction.

Hamer Hall Concert Venue

PSG completed an electrical and communications package as part of the Hamer Hall redevelopment11 hamer3

In July 2012, PSG completed an electrical and communications package as part of the Hamer Hall redevelopment. This concert venue was formerly known as Melbourne Concert Hall, renamed in honour of Sir Rupert Hamer, a former premier of Victoria who passed away in 2004. Working in conjunction with the head contractor Baulderstone, PSG delivered a multimillion dollar package comprised of a low voltage installation and communications and security works, the manufacture of switchboards, lighting control and CBUS configuration, and a high voltage upgrade.

Given the heritage status of the Hall, certain components of the building’s structure, as well as a number of old fittings and features, were retained. With the revised riverside access, all external lighting was redeveloped to suit the new layout. A new ‘feature’ LED lighting installation with the ability to change colour was utilised in the auditorium, positioned above the audience. A technical zone was also added above the acoustic panels of the stage from which all of the cable reelers, winches and other theatre equipment could be controlled. The wiring and theatre systems for all areas within the auditorium, including the stage and wing areas and all back of house, were also upgraded.

With a new and expanded foyer, improved amenities, increased disabled access, new auditorium seating, improved acoustics and state of the art staging systems and technology, Hamer Hall has definitely become a spectacular entertainment venue. Over its 2 year contractual period, the PSG team, led by Project Manager Terry Burke, were faced with and overcame many significant challenges, particularly in relation to the heritage nature of the project. However, this did not prevent the team from delivering the project on time and budget. PSG is proud to say that we played an integral role in the redevelopment of the magic that is Hamer Hall.

370 Degree Apprentice Awards


Brendan McKee and James McKenzie receive their awards

Awards excellent for two of our apprentices at this year’s 370 degree awards

​370° group held their annual Excellence Awards on Friday 12 October 2012 at Etihad Stadium. The Awards recognised the achievements of VCAL students, pre-apprentices, apprentices, trainees and host employers.

Two of PSG’s apprentices received awards; the Trevor Waterson NECA Skills Centre Apprentice of the Year award was a highlight of the evening and was awarded to Brendan McKee. Another of PSG’s apprentices received an award on the night; James McKenzie received the 2nd Year NECA Skills Centre Apprentice Award.

Congratulations to both Brendan and James and keep up the good work guys!

Safe Hands of PSG

As part of PSG’s commitment to safety and in the pursuit of industry-best safety practice, PSG teamed with The Jonah Group, world PSG-safety-badgeleaders in safety culture and leadership development, to improve our approach to safety. This collaborative method, coupled with commitment and support from our leadership team and our workforce, has seen a shift in attitude towards safety culture, evident in the reduction of PSG’s LTI frequency rate to 1.4 – a considerable achievement and an industry leading standard.

By ‘dissecting’ our business and confronting and understanding the existing attitudes and beliefs of our staff and our leadership team, PSG has addressed its obstacles, amended internal procedures and empowered each individual to be responsible for safety and the welfare of others.

A true indicator of the internal shift in safety culture is the attainment of a 12-month LTI free period by PSG’s New South Wales business. This is a remarkable achievement, given that just 2 years ago New South Wales had the highest LTIFR (30.487) within the PSG Group of companies.

Mr Enrico Pecora, Acting General Manager of PSG’s New South Wales branch, is very proud of his team’s achievement. “It was only made possible by my team’s passion and commitment to maintaining a safe working environment however, our task doesn’t end here. Our focus now turns to the continued monitoring and reporting of ‘near miss’ incidents which have the potential to cause harm. We can learn from such events and implement mechanisms to ensure more serious incidents don’t occur. We will be vigilant on site and intervene when observing any activity or action that has the potential to cause harm”.

In recognition of the achievements of the New South Wales office, a family picnic was held in November 2012. “It is so important for to celebrate success and what better way than with our family and friends”.