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ADCO Builder of Choice for Complex Mercedes-Benz Facility

ADCO is delighted to have been chosen as the Builder of Choice for Perfect Auto Body's Mercedes-Benz facility, Sydney. Building on our extensive experience in the commercial, industrial and manufacturing sectors, the $25 million project will see the construction of a state-of-the-art, four-storey Paint & Panel facility at nearly 10,000sqm. On completion, the project will have been built within a complex series of shoring systems retaining neighbouring properties and an arterial road within the inner city. The project team worked closely with our client to ensure the building process and significant site constraints were resolved prior putting pen to paper....

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ADCO Selected to Build Another VSBA School Project

ADCO is pleased to have been selected by the Victorian School Building Authority to build the new campus for McKinnon Secondary College. When open for students in time for Term 1, 2022, the new campus in Bentleigh East will offer modern learning spaces over four levels, along with a gymnasium. The campus will be able to accommodate 650 students and a future second stage will provide facilities to further expand capacity to 1,100 students. ADCO is delighted to continue working with VSBA to provide exceptional schools for Victoria. The contract to build the McKinnon Secondary College campus follows ADCO’s recent...

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CEO Neil Harding Appointed WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador

ADCO's Chief Executive Officer Neil Harding has been appointed as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador. “It is an honour to be selected among a network of some of Australia’s most influential business leaders who are leading their workplace, industry and the broader Australian community to achieve genuine pay equality in Australia,” said Neil. “We have taken important and calculated steps to successfully measure and ensure pay equality within the business. We are dedicated to supporting our people to work smarter with a wide range of initiatives, such as flexible working arrangements to accommodate family needs, and using...

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Another Important Project Underway for Bond University

ADCO is pleased to be building a new extension for Bond University’s School of Sustainable Development. First built by ADCO in 2008, the Sustainable Development building holds a 6-star Green Star design rating, the first educational building in Australia to achieve this. The new extension will provide four additional learning studios, an open‐air courtyard and a covered, rooftop balcony area for recreational use. This phase of construction furthers Bond’s vision of providing more updated and integrated learning spaces on campus which are intended to better combine the sustainable, architectural and building disciplines providing common space. The new studios and facilities...

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ADCO Donates 60 Laptops to Students in East Timor

ADCO has given 60 repurposed laptops to East Timorese students who are in need of technology to assist with their school education. They were received by Richard Larkin, coordinator of the Letefoho East Timor Support (LETS) laptop programme, which distributes computers to high school students in the district of Letefoho — a remote, high altitude region in the centre of Timor. We seek to reduce waste wherever we can, and to recycle perfectly good equipment wherever possible helps — it makes us very happy that we can assist students by providing them with much-needed tech! In the past year, we...

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ADCO Begins Construction on Caritas Christie Aged Care Facility

ADCO is pleased to have been awarded the Design & Construct contract to redevelop the existing Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, creating the Caritas Christi Hospice and St Vincent’s Care Services, Kew. With a completion date for May 2021, the redevelopment will include the construction of a new, 26-bed Palliative Care hospice and 122-room, 135-bed Residential Aged Care Facility, also incorporating a number of shared-use areas such as car parking, kitchen and loading facilities. The development also includes a chapel, function room, administrative areas and support services for both facilities. ADCO has a proven history of...

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HIEX Mascot Reaches Practical Completion

ADCO’s Holiday Inn Express development in Mascot, Sydney, for our client Pro-invest Group is now complete. The eye-catching hotel is hard to miss, guarding the entrance to Sydney Airport — we are extremely happy with the finish! This $52 million design and construct project saw the construction of a nine-level, short-stay hotel (including one basement level). When open, 247 rooms will be available for guests along with amenities over nine storeys of accommodation, in addition to 98 parking spaces across basement, ground and first levels. Providing convenient access to Sydney Airport, Holiday Inn Express’ standard amenities lean toward the convenient...

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Important Milestone Hit at Bennetts Green Retail Development

ADCO has hit an important milestone at our current Bennetts Green Retail Development, 15km south of Newcastle — the erection of tilt panels to the third of the Large Format Retail buildings has now been completed. The $65m project occupies a massive 80,000m2 stretch of land along the Pacific Highway and includes tenancies for Spotlight, Anaconda, Bunnings, and a number of other confirmed national retailers. In conjunction with building works, ADCO is also undertaking substantial roadworks, electrical infrastructure provisions and lighting upgrades to the Pacific Highway, plus upgrades to surrounding council areas. Construction began at the end of August 2019...

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ADCO’s Elevation Secondary College Built for VSBA Opens for Students

Elevation Secondary College, Craigieburn, in Melbourne’s north is one of the new schools ADCO built for Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) as part of the 2020 New Schools Program. Open for the first day of the 2020 school year, Year 7 students attended their first day of high school in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, which consist of classrooms, specialist and administration buildings, hard courts and associated landscaping and on-site parking. ADCO is pleased to have built a total of eight new schools across Victoria for VSBA as part of the 2020 New Schools Program.

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Construction Flying High as Crane Installed at QANTAS Flight Training Centre Site

Things are ramping up on site at the Qantas Group Flight Training Centre — yesterday our Tower Crane was installed seamlessly, and piling is now complete. Last year, ADCO was selected to deliver the $90 million Flight Training Centre, due for completion in 2021. The state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to Qantas’ Mascot headquarters and will house 14 flight simulators, ten static cockpit devices and an emergency procedures hall containing a pool for water landing training, aircraft cabin mock-ups and classroom facilities. The construction phase will provide around 2000 jobs on site. Once operational, the 24-hour facility will provide training...

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