Weeks to build
Located 20km from Karratha, Cajuput was a revolutionary accommodation strategy for port workers at Cape Lambert developed on behalf of Rio Tinto by Hutchinson Builders.
In order to provide a cost and time effective high density multi-level accommodation solution , Rio Tinto Iron Ore commissioned Hutchinson Builders to design and construct the Cajuput project in July 2011 and was completed in April 2012.
The three level project included the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of 191 modular building units to provide 155 self-contained suites for workers.
The project is serviced by four elevators and offers residents spacious internal and external break out areas in addition to individual laundry areas.
The cyclone rated modules, manufactured in our Landsdale manufacturing facility are road transported from Perth to Wickham prior to being lifted into position, complexed and commissioned.
Each module is constructed to achieve a 2 hour fire separation and is field tested to provide RW55 acoustic performance.
This pioneering project is the first of its kind in the Pilbara Region and established a new benchmark of short-term accommodation standards for mining houses in the region.