Pindan appointed GP Super Clinic contractor
12 May 2011
Midland’s GP Super Clinic is taking shape in one of the massive buildings of the former Railway Workshops.
Leading West Australian property and construction group, Pindan, has been confirmed by the Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) as the contractor responsible for conserving and preparing Block 1 for the construction of the Super Clinic. As the company awarded the tender for building the Clinic itself, Pindan is also progressing its construction within the sleeve of the heritage building.
Because the MRA’s tender for the conservation and essential servicing works totalled around $1,900,000, the appointment of the contractor required the approval from the Hon John Day MLA, Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation.
Pindan is no stranger to constructing a high-tech facility within a heritage building. In 2008 the company completed the transformation of the former Flanging Shop (also part of the Railway Workshops complex): a project which saw the group win a Master Builders Association of WA Excellence in Construction Award in the Best Historic Restoration or Renovation category. This splendid 1910 building now houses the Traffic Operations, part of the WA Police operations support facility.
‘We’re delighted this major project, which will see the GP Super Clinic occupy part of Block 1, is now well on its way’, said Kieran Kinsella, CEO of the MRA.
‘Pindan’s credentials for this kind of work are well proven. You only have to look at how they transformed the Flanging Shop to know that the complex task of introducing the new while balancing the requirements of the old is in very safe hands. I expect the outcomes for Block 1 to be similarly impressive.’
Pindan director of business development Scott Davison said the company was thrilled to be helping deliver such a vital project to the community.
“The GP Super Clinic will offer residents a range of crucial health care services and we are very pleased to be working with the Midland Redevelopment Authority on this important initiative,” he said.
Work has commenced on site and is expected to be completed early next year.