Capital Insight is delighted to announce that it has won two awards in the recent Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) NSW 2016 Achievement Awards!
At the gala presentation night in early September 2016, we received both the ‘Construction/Engineering’ Award and the overall ‘Project of the Year’ Award for our project management of the very successful Westmead Institute for Medical Research project.
The project spanned from 2010 to 2015 and our involvement included preparing the business case and managing the planning, approvals, design, procurement, construction, building handover, FFE, operational commissioning and relocations. This complete process involved a dozen different members of our advisory and project management teams, at different times, due to the diversity and comprehensive nature of skills and experience required.
The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy presented the ‘Project of the Year’ award and congratulated CI on its achievement.
Prof Tony Cunningham AO, Executive Director of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, was in attendance at the awards presentation and expressed the Institutes’ delight with the building and the project processes – “Capital Insight has been a very collaborative partner on our project journey and are worthy winners of these awards for their exemplary project management services”.
AIPM stated that “the outcome was a comprehensive endorsement by a broad number of stakeholders for the planning and development of a world-class collaborative medical research facility. Management of the project involved a number of challenges including changes of governance during project delivery and integrating previously diverse research groups into a cohesive whole under a ‘one Institute’ banner”.
WIMR is a 17,500 sqm facility for collaborative research and multi-disciplinary teaching, bringing together previously dispersed research bodies that operated largely independently.
The project had a budget surplus at completion and finished earlier than planned.
WIMR’s mission is to improve health through discovery, translation and education in its local and broader communities. It comprises five Divisions that cover eleven research Centres, each with a particular research focus that includes infectious and immune diseases, cancer and leukaemia, mental illness, and liver, kidney, eye, heart and respiratory disease.