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Project Name

Rialto Hotel Refurbishment


The Rialto Hotel in Melbourne's CBD consists of 2 heritage listed buildings, linked with a glass atrium. Gallagher Jeffs was appointed to manage the refurbishment of this 200 room, 5 star hotel includin a complete upgrade of all the rooms, corridors, foyer and retail tenancies.

Scope of services

Project management & superintendent

Gallagher Jeffs scope of works oversight of the contract signed between Eureka Funds Management (the owner) and Equiset (contractor). This involved at a high level: 

  • Assisting with Contract negotiations between Eureka Funds Management and Equiset
  • Assisting Equiset to foresee potential problems and take early corrective action
  • Administering EOT Claims, assist overcoming delays by re-sequencing works
  • Ensuring that the works reflect the intent and the detail of the contract documentation, especially in terms of design drawings, specifications and the prototype rooms
  • Ensuring that a quality regime is established at an early date and that quality standards are set as soon as the first of the finishes are completed
  • Deal with variation claims preferably by the identification of equivalent savings
  • Keeping Eureka Funds Management and the Hotel operator the Intercontinental informed on both an informal basis and by concise written monthly reports, typically covering, costs, program, key issues and quality.
  • Overseeing the procurement of FF&E to ensure time tables and quality assurance is met.
  • Tenancy coordination of 8 retail tenancies, a café, cooking school complex and restaurant. 

Eureka Funds Management


$70 million