CIMIC’s Broad Construction to build Qld’s new advanced manufacturing training centre

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CIMIC Group’s Broad Construction has been selected to develop TAFE Queensland’s new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre for the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business, and Training. 

The project will be developed as part of the $100 million Equipping TAFE for our Future program aimed at building and modernising TAFE facilities across Queensland. 

Located at the Eagle Farm TAFE campus, the project will include a new two-storey facility specialising in industry-leading robotics, advanced manufacturing, process instrumentation, renewable technologies, and telecommunications technology. 

The centre will feature classrooms and learning areas, seminar rooms, laboratories, workshops, and both staff and student breakout areas, including all associated site works. 

“Broad Construction is experienced in safely building complex projects and will draw on the experience and skills gained from delivering award-winning educational facilities across Queensland,” said Juan Santamaria, executive chairman of CIMIC Group. 

“We are pleased to be once again selected to deliver a collaborative learning space that will inspire innovation and skills development for the future workforce. 

The new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre is expected to play a major role in ensuring the local industry is equipped to thrive and meet the needs of clients and consumers, while also providing individuals with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed in their careers across a variety of sectors. 

“Showcasing a commitment to sustainable building, this new development will bring many benefits to TAFE Queensland and will target a 5 Star Green Buildings rating which demonstrates Australian excellence in its design and construction,” said Cyril Cahill, general manager of Broad Construction. 

“Our project team are specialists in working on occupied, high-density environments, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to safely deliver this new state-of-the-art Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre on time, on budget and to a high quality.”

Work has begun on the facility and is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2024.