Federal Foreign Office of Germany - German Consulate General, Sydney
The Federal Foreign Office (FFO) of Germany sought to relocate the German Consulate General Sydney from an existing heritage villa into a single-level premises at 100 William Street, a high-rise office building in the city centre of Sydney.
The new space on level 17 is very densely spaced with 975 sqm (GFA) and contains single as well as open plan offices, conference rooms, plant rooms, sanitary and kitchen facilities.
Access for staff and consulate visitors is via a guarded security air lock.
The visa department offers a waiting area and four visa counters, and is accessed via an independent entry opposite the staff entry.
A local contractor was selected for all major building works, including MEP.
Procurement and contract award of security related items (such as visa counters, air lock and reception) were conducted according to VOB (German Standards) in Germany.
Turner & Townsend was originally commissioned to deliver project management and controlling services.
During the course of the project, we also took charge of the design and construction planning, as well as providing cost management services to ensure that the project was delivered to the Consulate’s high security and quality standards.
Project management services included, amongst others, the coordination of the German MEP, structural and fire safety consultants, in conjunction with managing the delivery of information to the general contractor.
During the construction phase, we undertook site visits on a regular basis to check on the quality and implementation of the German standards and construction progress.
Turner & Townsend attended to the project from the early design stages until completion of building works, including handover to the client.
Making the difference
- Due to our long standing collaboration with the FFO, our team was familiar with all internal requirements and processes.
- Our team of highly experienced architects and project managers, many of them with local construction knowledge, were able to react quickly and efficiently and therefore guarantee high planning security.
- We support the Federal Foreign Office worldwide to the same standards, regardless of the location.