ENGINEERING, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon will provide building consultancy services for the Waigani National Courts Complex project in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. .
The A$125 million courthouse project includes the design and construction of the new Supreme, Appeal and National court facilities.
Aurecon will join principal design consultants, Peddle Thorp and James Cubbitt Architects (JCA), and will provide all building services, including, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, fire and environmentally sustainable design.
Project teams based in Brisbane will also work closely with Papua New Guinea-based engineering firms providing local advice and construction phase inspections.
Aurecon’s project leader Marco Hopman said the project was a landmark development for Papua New Guinea and its reformed courts structure.
“We look forward to the opportunity to work with an expert public buildings design consortium and also the opportunity to develop new, collaborative partnerships with local engineering firms,” he said.
Working closely with the PNG chief justice and judiciary, the project aims to deliver the nation’s capital a contemporary legal precinct that will support the long – term requirements of PNG’s judicial system.
Construction works will begin in early 2015.
Aurecon has provided building services expertise in several major Australian judiciary developments including Adelaide’s Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts; Perth’s Commonwealth Law Courts; and Brisbane’s A$600 million Supreme Court and District Court complex, which was completed in 2013.