Accommodation Units Building 54 and Building 55, Melbourne Metropolitan Remand Centre

Slattery was engaged for contract administration services for the new Building 54 and Building 55 at the Melbourne Metropolitan Remand Centre which addresses the State’s shortage of prison beds, by adding 100 beds and associated external works and services. Slattery reviewed and assessed progress claims from the contractor and provided a payment recommendation to the Department. Late in the project, the Department instructed the Head Contractor to design and construct additional external works associated with the new units. Ordinarily this could be seen as an opportunity by the contractor to recoup money lost throughout the project however Slattery was able to ensure the best value for the Department by reviewing the variation claims and negotiating them to an appropriate amount