South Australia


University of Adelaide


November 2007 - May 2010


$6.2 million




Various contracts completed included:

  • Campus Security Office – The internal demolition of an existing tenancy, and the design and construction of new security offices within the space. BMD delivered the relocation of all security monitoring equipment whilst maintaining continuous surveillance.
  • Learning Hub Decant – Partial decanting of the heritage-listed Barr Smith library to allow for the refurbishment of the existing open space library area. BMD delivered a new facility encompassing reading rooms, a book sorting and repair zone, a shelving area and secured storage with extensive compactus storage, a strong room, and shelving for oversized books. BMD provided invaluable knowledge and experience as a managing contractor to successfully relocate multiple user groups into independent, fully operational tenancies.
  • Semester One Projects – As managing contractor, BMD was responsible for the design and construction of ten separate initiatives undertaken concurrently across the campus, within a strict 16-week schedule. Construction activities covered structural, architectural, and building services.
  • Common Teaching Areas – As managing contractor under a design and construct delivery arrangement, BMD upgraded nine separate rooms from large lecture theatres to tutorial style teaching rooms.
  • Ligertwood Precinct – As managing contractor BMD undertook key design and construct contracts to upgrade the Ligertwood Precinct, located at the University’s North Terrace Campus. Key upgrades to the Ligertwood building included chilled beam air conditioning to two levels, construction of a contemporary entry and reception area, and the complete refurbishment of teaching areas. Additionally, BMD was engaged to revitalise the plaza which involved new paving and landscaping works, and the University’s central library.


The works were successfully delivered with a focus on minimising the impact of construction activities on the academic year and student learning patterns.