This project was challenging from the start with a lifesaving operation like CQ Rescue that operates 24/7. We had to manage the construction work with the priority to always give the chopper crew access to allow them to carry out their critical roles.
Although the night crew were moved off site, we had to stage the works to allow for critical operational rooms to remain live while works were completed.
Stage 1 – was to complete the new offices and workshop and mezzanine within the hanger.
Minimising construction dust was critical to the hangar environment as the choppers were regularly having preventative maintenance carried out if they weren’t in the air.
Stage 2 – was to extend out and up the original 2 story administration area.
Again, challenging as we had to demolish the upper roof and walls while maintaining security to the hangar and limiting the impact of weather.
The redevelopment also created new crew sleeping quarters, crew amenities, administration offices, boardroom and staff break out areas.
The completed works has allowed the entire CQ Rescue operations to once again be under the one roof as they had spent the past few years separated due to limited office space.
Fergus Builders would like to congratulate the CQ Rescue Board, staff and crew on the new facility and for the opportunity to be part of this great project.