MANSFIELD WINS CANADA BAY TENDER
Mansfield Corporation will undertake the development and construction of the new Campbell Park Pavilion, Chiswick, in Sydney’s inner west.
Mansfield won the contract in a competitive tender with some ten other building companies.
The project will commence in late August and run through to the New Year.
CEO Bruce Mansfield said he was delighted to have won the tender and is looking forward to completing another successful project.
“This is a great project for us and will showcase the capabilities of our talented building team across all areas of construction.” Mansfield said.
“It is also a very creative design which will deliver a highly functional pavilion in a busy sportingcomplex within the Canada Bay area.
MANSFIELD CORPORATION COMPLETES THE TERRACE AT RPA
Mansfield Corporation’s latest completed project is now open for business.
The new Terrace by Zouki is located at the renowned RPA Hospital in Camperdown, Sydney, and it certainly delivers on all fronts.
The venue now provides a beautiful environment for experiencing the exceptional food offerings by Zouki or simply enjoying an espresso coffee in the new, fresh surrounds of the revamped Terrace.
Overlooking the garden courtyards below, the café styled by Sync Design, creates a tranquil setting with clean lines of complementing greys and blues, anchored by extensive and pristine Carrera marble counter facades and polished stainless steel benches.
The high quality finish achieved by the Mansfield team provides an exceptional end result.
This is the first stage of this two-level retail project to be completed by Mansfield over the coming months for the Zouki Group, with the balance of the works to include a further café offering, a retail store and a pharmacy.
This first stage was completed on-time and on-budget, with little if any disturbance to the surrounding and bustling RPA.
MANSFIELD ACHIEVES GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATION
Mansfield Corporation has been awarded the status of Certified Contractor under the New South Wales Government’s Pre-Qualification Scheme for the State’s construction projects.
As a Certified Contractor Mansfield is now eligible to be awarded numerous Government construction projects through the State’s selective tendering process.
Mansfield CEO, Bruce Mansfield, said that this is a further endorsement of the company’s professionalism and capabilities.
“This Certification also provides our clients with the added security of knowing that the company has achieved the highest performance standards across a range of measures,” he said.
To achieve this Certification, Mansfield Corporation was audited on criteria including Financial Capacity, Project Performance, Workplace Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Management Expertise.
MANSFIELD CORPORATION WINS RPA HOSPITAL PROJECT
Leading Design and Build company Mansfield Corporation, has won the redevelopment of the RPA Hospital Retail space in Camperdown, Sydney.
The project is Mansfield’s first for the Zouki Group of Companies who operate throughout Australia in both the private and public sector hospital sector.
“We are delighted to be working with such a professional and successful Group”, said Bruce Mansfield, Managing Director and CEO of Mansfield Corporation.
The project will run for four months and will be built in stages so as to allow the continual operation of food and beverage operations at the hospital.
“As experienced builders in live sites, Mansfield Corporation has the necessary skills and capabilities
to deliver projects of this kind with minimal disruption,” Mansfield said.
This is the first of several projects currently under planning with the Zouki Group in both
New South Wales and Victoria.
“We look forward to developing a long and sustainable partnership with Zouki and to providing outstanding venues for their operations around Australia,” he said.
The current redevelopment over two levels at the RPA Hospital is due for completion in April 2017.
MANSFIELD CORPORATION AWARDED GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATIONS
The Mansfield Corporation Integrated Management System (IMS) and WHS Management Plan have been reviewed and have met the requirements of the following NSW Government Management System Auditing Guidelines.
- The NSW Government 5th Edition WHS Management Systems and Auditing Guidelines (5th Edition) September 2013 (Updated May 2014) - (Accreditation Certificate attached).
- The NSW Government Quality Management Systems Guidelines for Construction 15 August 2013 – (Accreditation Certificate attached).
- The NSW Government Environmental Management Systems Guidelines (3rd Edition) August 2013 updated 30 May 2014) – (Accreditation Certificate attached).
These Accreditations are further recognition of Mansfield’s capabilities in undertaking significant construction projects throughout the country.
MANSFIELD DELIVERS CHINESE FUNK TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL
Mansfield Corporation has again showed its diversity in design and construct projects with its latest quality venue, Tasting China, opening in Canberra.
This two level restaurant is located in trendy Bunda Street amongst other quality eateries and provides a quirky design pallet which extends to an excellent and
diverse menu of some eighty dishes. The Mansfield team completely gutted the former premises and created two very different dining spaces on each level of the restaurant.
The ground floor tantalizes the senses with its funky Chinese artwork, retro furnishings, distressed amber walls and blackened timber floors.
The first floor space offers a more subdued environment with the added advantage of a private dining room.
Renowned restaurateur David Liu Lei has brought his culinary skills and creative genius from his other successful restaurants in China, to provide diners in the nation’s capital with unique taste sensations and a very funky dining experience.
The quality finish of Tasting China again shows the ability of the Mansfield team to deliver a great outcome no matter what the design brief.
MANSFIELD CREATES A MASTERPIECE AT THE POINT – MELBOURNE’S LATEST ICONIC DESTINATION
The challenge presented to Mansfield Corporation for this project was to create an iconic and elite food and beverage destination for Melbourne - a tough ask in Australia’s culinary capital.
The Mansfield team was up to the task and delivered an outstanding result!
The existing 2 storey facade was demolished and extended to provide an additional 350m2 of usable internal floor space on both levels.
The venue was then split into 2 separate operating restaurants and function rooms with Level 1 upgrading its original fine dining experience well known across Melbourne, to a new standard in décor and finishes.
The Ground floor space was transformed into a new high-end Schezwan Chinese restaurant with a specific focus being placed on future waterside events and functions.
Mansfield Corporation managed the complete fitout of the 1500m2 building including 2 new commercial kitchens to service the separate restaurants, over 7 months.
The new venue also boasts 2 large function rooms,4 private dining rooms and an expansive covered outdoor dining area which all take full advantage of the Albert Park Lake and city skyline.
Mansfield Corporation also conducted a full upgrade of all building services including electrical, hydraulic, HVAC, security and access control, which has brought this dated building into a new era for entertaining as well as ensuring BCA compliance.
A remarkable achievement from a remarkable Mansfield team.
NEW CONSTRUCTION MANAGER JOINS MANSFIELD CORPORATION
Given the success of recent projects and as a result of the expansion of the design and construction business across Australia, Mansfield Corporation has appointed a new Construction Manager to the team.
Matt Mansfield, formerly Project Engineer with Leighton Contractors, joins the business following a successful local and international career working on major construction projects.
His role at Mansfield Corporation will build on this extensive experience and will see him undertaking a direct management responsibility for project delivery, logistics, procurement, WHS and project management.
Matt will be based in the company’s Head Office in Sydney but will also oversee current projects in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
EMERGE THE MASTERPIECE
The transformation is complete and Sydney’s latest new-age fusion restaurant is now open for business and serving hundreds of keen foodies on a daily basis.
Senendip is the name given to Mansfield Corporation’s most recent project and it means ‘pleasant surprise’ which is the least diners can expect from this state of the art eatery.
Emerging from the bowls of an existing 40 year old Club building, through the demolition of walls, floors, rooves and countless other unknown structural surprises, the outcome is an achievement in both construction skill and building excellence.
“We were faced numerous unknowns and some challenging construction issues but the team found solutions on every occasion and delivered an outstanding result,” said Bruce Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield Corporation.
The task was to construct a new mezzanine floor and undertake a completely new fit-out including the installation of a new kitchen, within the popular Tradies Club where it was ‘business as usual’.
In addition, a revamp of all services was also part of the scope, with new electrical cabling and switchboards, new mechanical, hydraulic and fire services, as well as the construction of an additional 250m² services platform to accommodate the new plant and equipment required for the total redevelopment project, which has been built on the roof above the new dining space.
The finishes to the restaurant and state of the art kitchen exude quality as well as functionality. All stainless appliances and finishes continue this look which is visible through the bespoke joinery in the servery adjoining the dining space.
The customised feature joinery, quality Axminster carpets, fabric panelled walls, tiled walkways and leather banquette seating, complete the picture and deliver an outstanding dining experience.
This stage of the total redevelopment of the Club has raised the bar significantly and now provides one of the leading restaurant environments in Sydney.
Completion of the next stage which holds even more surprises is not far away – watch this space.
COMMERCIAL KITCHENS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT
Whilst not part of the visible customer interface, kitchen design and finish is one of the most important ingredients for a successful hospitality venue.
Layout, functionality and space utilisation are all components which also contribute to an efficient commercial kitchen operation. This in turn translates to optimal cost control and provides the basis for quality food output.
Mansfield Corporation as a specialist company in this field, and is currently undertaking the construction of two new kitchens in a major redevelopment project at the highly successful Tradies Club in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
“We are currently building two unique kitchens and utilising the latest materials and designs which will allow the chefs to deliver their craft in the best possible operating environment,” says Bruce Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield Corporation.
An added attraction for the modern commercial kitchen is the openness of the space, where diners can see the chefs preparing the food prior to table service.
The aspect of an ‘open kitchen’ has been achieved by utilising wide servery spaces and the extensive use of glass walls, which allows excellent sight lines to the food production areas in both of the two new kitchens.
“The finish of the kitchen then becomes that much more important as it is a key part of the overall restaurant environment,” Mansfield said.
“Our team of skilled tradesmen continue to perform outstanding work in providing the highest quality completed product which is enhanced throughout the overall look and feel of the restaurant itself,” he said.
Mansfield Corporation has developed a strong capability in the construction and fit-out of
commercial kitchens throughout Australia and is highly sought after in this specialised segment of the industry.
See our Gallery for images of the progress of construction for these amazing new ‘state of the art’ kitchens.
LARGE SCALE LIVE-ENVIRONMENT CONSTRUCTION – A UNIQUE SKILL & CAPABILITY
In the commercial environment there is a need to keep the business going, attend to customers, provide uninterrupted service and generate revenues, even when a major redevelopment of the premises is occurring.
As specialists in this area, Mansfield Corporation has built a reputation to undertake large and complex development projects in commercial buildings where the day to day business continues to operate unimpeded.
Some recent examples of this unique capability include:
- the construction of an additional level to a multi floor car park whist the remainder of the car park continued to operate;
- the construction of a pedestrian covered walkway in a high pedestrian and vehicular traffic area, and
- the construction of new mezzanine floors in a numerous buildings across the commercial, industrial and hospitality sectors.
According to Bruce Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield Corporation, the current project at Tradies Gymea is one of these challenging jobs which requires specialist skills and experience to successfully complete work at hand.
“It is imperative that as much planning as possible goes into a project of this kind, so that all items are identified to ensure that the construction process flows as smoothly as possible,” he said.
“Constant communication with the client is also imperative to ensure that there are no surprises and that work can continue with all parties being fully aware of the tasks being completed and the timeframe involved.”
“Safety is also a critical priority for all concerned and must be addressed every minute of every day that the project is underway,” he said.
Mansfield Corporation has a growing reputation for these types of projects and are continually sort after to undertake this type of work. The Gallery shows some of the progress on the company’s latest ‘live-environment’ project.
A critical element in any building is the climate control system, according to design and construct innovators Mansfield Corporation.
In entertainment and hospitality venues this essential item is even more important in that it is vital to their ongoing success and popularity as a destination.
With the introduction of new restaurants, lounges and bars at Tradies in Gymea, the challenge was to design and install a new A/C system that would not only accommodate the revitalised design within a specific budget and timeframe, but which could be installed whilst not interfering with the day to day operations of this highly popular and successful club.
This outcome is now being achieved and passed a further milestone this week with the relocation and installation of new air handling units and extensive steel ductwork which will form the major part of the new A/C system for the venue.
Again, the turnaround time for this major component of the current redevelopment was excellent – especially considering the Xmas/New Year period industry shut down – a phenomenon which does not interfere with Mansfield’s approach to speed in completing projects.
The new system will shortly be in full operation and the redevelopment works will continue on time and on budget – a breath of fresh air for all those involved in any building and construction project.
PRECISION CONSTRUCTION DELIVERS PROJECT MILESTONE
A simple plant deck accommodating air conditioning and refrigeration plant and equipment might seem to most to be a rather uninteresting piece of construction. But as a necessary piece of infrastructure allowing a major redevelopment to proceed, it becomes a critical element which must be engineered and constructed to exacting dimensions whilst being executed in the shortest possible time frame.
Such an outcome was achieved at the redevelopment of the Tradies Club at Gymea this week with Construction Manager James Mansfield and his team of professionals, pulling off an outstanding piece construction work. Faced with the assembly and installation of some twelve tonnes of steel in a variety of shapes and sizes to be located on the top floor of the existing club building, Mansfield planned the execution over of the task over several weeks.
Using a 130 tonne crane each of the elements were carefully lifted into positon on top of new steel stubs and mainframe steel beams within the existing roof cavity. With a margin of error of only 5mm and steel beam spans reaching up to 20 metres, the installation went like clockwork and was completed in an amazing five hours. This included the in situ welding, the installation of the steel grate flooring and new flashings to water proof the roof.
Well done James on achieving a significant milestone in the project and to delivering a cost effective and professional result!
COVERED WALKWAY - TRADIES, GYMEA
Tradies Gymea is installing a new start of art glass covered walkway that will connect the Club’s new multi-level car park to the main Club entrance. Over the past year, Mansfield Corporation completed the construction of the 650 space multi-level car park, top level shade structures and native garden landscaping.
The architectural style of the covered walkway has been designed to complement the existing entrance canopy and will feature angled blue glass with a silver grey support structure.
Mansfield Corporation has been busy working south of Sydney, with extensive changes being made to Club Helensburgh.
A fresh new Cafe has been designed by the team, as well as new gaming room, TAB , Kids Club, landscaped rear lawns, and new children’s playground, all overlooking the adjoining and extensive sports fields.
The project was completed in less than five weeks and the local Helensburgh community have embraced their new venue with great enthusiasm, with the café receiving rave reviews.
MAJOR RESTAURANT REDEVELOPENT
Mansfield Corporation has been awarded the major contract to undertake the development of two new restaurants, two major kitchens, bars and café at Tradies Gymea. The project is the next stage in the Master Plan developed for the Club and will take some eight months to complete. The restaurants will open in stages with the new Asian Restaurant scheduled for completion in late March 2015. Mansfield is managing the works program so as to ensure there is little if any disruption to the day to day activities of one of Australia’s most successful Clubs.
LEADING DESIGNER JOINS TEAM
Leading theatre designer and professional photographer Gez Xavier Mansfield has joined the Mansfield Corporation team. Gez has already delighted clients with his creative abilities in the unique interior designs and leading edge concepts for Palomino Café and the Sydney Surgical Centre. His creative strengths come from his theatre design background and as a Design Graduate from the prestigious NIDA school. He is now working on several new projects for commencement in 2015 including two new bars, an accommodation hotel and state of the art conference centre. Gez brings a great added value to the team and an outstanding resource for our clients.
COFFEE INSTITUTION UNDERGOES REVAMP
One of Sydney’s landmark destinations for coffee aficionados, the Palomino Café is about to undergo a major transformation. Owner Neil Cairns has done great things with the café over the past year and has now commissioned Mansfield Corporation to redevelop the venue in his own unique style to cater for his growing CBD clientele. Interior designs have been completed and the new look Palomino will have its refined livery rolled out in the New Year.
SYDNEY SURGICAL CENTRE DESIGN CREATES UNIQUE SPACE
Mansfield Corporation has completed the interior design for the soon to open Sydney Surgical Centre in Randwick. The brief was to create a unique look and feel for the Centre and interior designer Gez Xavier Mansfield captured the essence of the client’s brief by his interpretation of a welcoming, professional and relaxed environment. The Centre opens in early 2015.