Bryan Hylands - CEO, West Arnhem Regional Council
Council reviewed the need for a Darwin office and found there would be an on ongoing requirement to accommodate staff members outside of its remote communities. Following the purchase of an existing building, comprised of a warehouse and a tired and hap hazard office space, Ray Laurence Constructions were awarded the Tender to fully renovate the premises. The strict budget and short timeframes attached to the project allowed minimal tolerances, and required the services of a professional team to be successfully executed. Renovation work can sometimes be problematic as one can never fully anticipate what lies below the external surface until work commences. Charlie Dickman and his team were proactive in working with Council to identify any issues during construction, and find time and cost effective solutions to rectify these. The work that Charlie did behind the scenes, in conjunction with the architect and engineers, minimised construction costs and contributed to the overall success of the project. The Ray Laurence team commenced on site as scheduled, and despite having additional work added to the scope, were able to make up time to ensure that practical completion was reached on the scheduled date. Their hands on and transparent approach to construction is such that Council would certainly consider working with Ray Laurence in the future, and have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.