Broad Construction, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has been chosen to construct TAFE Queensland’s cutting-edge Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre. The project forms part of the $100 million initiative, Equipping TAFE for our Future (ETFoF), which aims to modernize and upgrade TAFE facilities across Queensland. The new facility, located at the Eagle Farm TAFE campus, will be a two-story building dedicated to industry-leading robotics, advanced manufacturing, renewable technologies, process instrumentation, and telecommunications.
The state-of-the-art centre will feature classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, and workshops, along with breakout areas for both staff and students. The construction will incorporate sustainable building practices and strive for a 5 Star Green Buildings rating to showcase Australian excellence in design and construction.
This investment in TAFE’s Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre is significant for shaping the future workforce by providing essential training and education. The facility will play a vital role in fostering innovation and ensuring that the industry meets the evolving needs of clients and consumers across various sectors.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman, Juan Santamaria, expressed gratitude for being selected and conveyed the company’s commitment to safely delivering complex projects and its experience in constructing award-winning educational facilities in Queensland. Broad Construction General Manager, Cyril Cahill, also highlighted the company’s expertise in working within occupied and high-density environments.
Piling works for the new facility have already commenced, and the project is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2024. This collaborative learning space will undoubtedly inspire skills development and innovation, paving the way for a bright future in robotics and advanced manufacturing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the purpose of TAFE Queensland’s new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre?
A: The centre aims to provide top-notch education and training in robotics, advanced manufacturing, renewable technologies, process instrumentation, and telecommunications.
Q: What is the Equipping TAFE for our Future (ETFoF) program?
A: The ETFoF program is a $100 million initiative that seeks to invest in, build, and modernize TAFE facilities throughout Queensland.
Q: When is the new facility expected to be completed?
A: The construction is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2024.
Q: What rating is the facility aiming for in terms of sustainability?
A: The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre will target a 5 Star Green Buildings rating, showcasing excellence in Australian design and construction.