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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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Toodyay Sport and Recreation Precinct Celebrates Final Concrete Pour

On Friday, ADCO celebrated the last concrete pour at Toodyay Sport and Recreation Precinct, 85 km east of Perth. To celebrate this milestone, we hosted 20 Local Shire Councillors including the Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC (WA Member for Agriculture), high school representatives, project sponsors and future coordinators and swimming teachers of the pool. When complete in August, the precinct will provide two swimming pools, multiple tennis and netball courts, soccer and rugby facilities with new floodlighting, changerooms and external landscaping. ADCO is delighted to be Builder of Choice for the community of Toodyay and surrounding areas, who are very excited...

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#EachForEqual

ADCO believes that equality is not just a women’s issue. On International Women's Day, we reflect that we are all part of a whole, and we are all responsible for our own actions. This means that collectively, each one of us can help create a world that is equal for all. ADCO firmly believes that an equal world will lead to harmony, health and success. #EachForEqual #InternationalWomensDay #IWD

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Plenty of Records Broken at the 2020 Corporate Triathlon Melbourne

Well done to all our athletes in Melbourne for putting in a solid effort at Australian Corporate Triathlon Series. On the weekend, 10 ADCO teams went down to Elwood Beach for a race in the sun. We placed 4th in the ‘Construction’ category and we were particularly proud to have beaten last year’s time by 3 minutes (not to mention many personal records being smashed)! Congratulations Team ADCO!

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ADCO Begins Work at Osborne Park Hospital

Last week, construction started on Osborne Park Hospital’s $15m Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery project for the WA Government. In an event attended by WA Minister for Health Roger Cook, Member for Balcatta David Michael and Member for Kingsley Jessica Stojkovski, the first sod was turned on site, symbolically marking the beginning of site work. The project will see an update of Rehabilitation and Women's and Newborn Services by extending and refurbishing existing facilities. A new Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) and nursery on Level 2A will complement refurbishments in the Women's and Newborn Services wing. Rehabilitation facilities will be improved by...

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