Architects & Quantity Survey On Site – Lord Somers Camp and Power House


Architects & Quantity Survey On Site

This week, after several delays and setbacks that we are unfortunately somewhat used to in 2021, we were joined by Manuel Canestrini (Left) from John Wardle Architects and Allen Milnes (Right) from Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC).

With an exciting step forward on this refurbishment project, this site visit signals the commencement of the detailed design phase. After recently completing a full site survey with fancy lasers to capture the existing condition on plan, it is vitally important for Manuel and Allen to visit the site and see first hand all the intricate detail ahead of getting to work on their respective specialities.

Manuel is an experienced Architectural, Interior and Product Designer. His history in the industry is demonstrated in his skills in Design Management, Revit, Sustainable Design, Sketching, and Adobe Photoshop. Manuel is a strong arts and design professional with a Dipl. Ing. Architecture (FH) , bach. arch. focused in Architecture from University of Applied Sciences Trier.

His focused work will ensure the best use of space to cater for a variety of community users and groups. This site visit is vital to help equip him to then adequately support community consultation process.

Allen is an Associate Director of DCWC’s Victorian Quantity Surveying team. He has extensive experience in cost managing and cost planning for complex institutional projects. He adopts a thorough approach to the establishment and cost management of project budgets.

Allen’s role will guide the team through the varying considerations through the design phase, being a strong guide on identifying costs and budgets, ensuring all decisions that are made are done so with a clear understanding of budget right throughout the project.

We are excited to continually see forward steps taken towards our major, but much needed leap forward for the Power House community hub.