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State-of-the-Art Teaching Facility Completed in Frankston

ADCO has completed another high-quality build for Chisholm Institute, Frankston. We are pleased to report that project was delivered on time, to an exceptionally high standard. Our $60m redevelopment of the institute has resulted in one of the most innovative teaching facilities in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. ADCO's Victorian team began on site in late 2017, which now offers 15,000sqm of teaching and learning space across two buildings. Building A offers nursing, health and beauty, and an ELC training and teaching facility, all across four storeys. The large scale extension to Building B provides ample teaching space for apprenticeships...

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Highly Technical Hitatchi Facility Reaches Completion in Perth

ADCO has proudly achieved PC at Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia’s remanufacturing facility in Perth, after 12 months of construction. The $13 million project was undertaken at Hitachi's existing Forrestdale facility, and saw the establishment of a steel structure building with concrete tilt panel façade and external PT slabs. The warehouse, which will be used for the refurbishing of Hitachi equipment, was extensively fitted out with gantry cranes, hydraulic and oil reticulated lines, spray booths and wheel testing facilities. All essential services were integrated with the existing facility, and all rainwater and stormwater will be captured and used as part of...

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Team ADCO Cycles for Homeless Youth

ADCO’s athletic employees banded together to take part in the Queensland leg of the Tour de PIF, organised by the Property Industry Foundation (PIF). The ADCO team were proud achieve the best time on the KOM ‘King of the Mountain’ challenge, a gruelling 4km climb as part of the 75km ride. This year's cycling challenge raised over $45,000 for homeless youth. PIF has been gifted a parcel of land from the Queensland Government and hopes to construct units to be operated by Brisbane Youth Service (BYS), which will provide housing for three families and six individuals. BYS will also support...

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ADCO Holds Topping Out Ceremony at Landmark Lane Cove Project

Last weekend ADCO celebrated the topping out of The Canopy in Lane Cove with our valued client Lane Cove Council. Our team took local community members and council staff for an exclusive site tour after concluding our topping out celebrations. The complex development is due for completion in mid-2020 and includes over 6000m2 of public space, including parks, green spaces, performance areas, amenities and BBQ facilities. Retail services include two anchor tenants (ALDI and Coles) situated under the public space and seven food and beverage tenancies at park level, 500 underground car parking spaces over four levels and access over...

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Two ADCO Projects in Melbourne Win MBA

Congratulations to ADCO Victoria who walked away with two Master Builders Association Awards on Friday night. Our team who built Benetas Aged Care in Heidelberg won the ‘$20-$30m Excellence in Construction’ award. “As our first purpose-built facility designed to support our Benetas Best Life Model of Care, it was an incredibly important build for the organisation and ADCO were instrumental in ensuring it delivered on its promise,” said Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM. The Caulfield Grammar Aquatic team took out the ‘Excellence in Health & Safety Award’ in recognition of our fantastic efforts which have improved upon safety in the...

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Another QLD Shopping Centre Wins Prestigious Building Award

Another Master Builders award was picked up by ADCO in Queensland over the weekend. At the Sunshine Coast MBA Awards, our project Birtinya Shopping Centre took out the honours in the category ‘Commercial Buildings ($5-50 million)’. Congratulations to the team on a fantastic finish and the many hours poured into Birtinya, for our regular client Stockland.

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Largest Ever ADCO Team Runs City2Surf

Yesterday, a record team of 30 runners from ADCO competed in Sydney’s City2Surf, with Max Holmes-Keane leading the way in an impressive 57 minute effort. The team celebrated at our favourite post-run venue, Hotel Ravesis for a congratulatory drink. Well done to everyone who took part in such a fantastic event.

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Large GC Shopping Centre Project Wins MBA Award

ADCO came away with a well-earned win at the Gold Coast MBA awards on Saturday. Our Queensland team were winners in the ‘Retail over $55 Million’ category for the construction of Robina’s Central Malls project, a two-year project which completed the final part of our 10 years of expansion works for our client QIC. Construction extended the shopping centre by over 50,000m². CEO Neil Harding said that the award was further proof of ADCO’s strength in retail. “I am pleased to congratulate our Queensland team on their hard work across this complex project. It’s great to see ADCO’s continued success...

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ADCO Secures $65M Bennetts Green Retail Development Contract

ADCO has secured the contract to build a large mixed-use retail development in the Lake Macquarie region, 10 km south of Newcastle. Occupying a long strip of land along the Pacific Highway in Bennetts Green, the $65 million build for Spotlight Retail Group (SRG) will see three buildings and carpark set across approx. 80,000m2. The proposed tenancies include a bulky goods, sporting goods and crafts store, a family fast food restaurant and petrol station, operated by Bunnings, Spotlight and Anaconda. We are thrilled to begin construction at the end of August for scheduled completion in late 2020. PM: Blueprint Group...

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People Who Build: Tara Ellevsen

Tara Ellevsen has been working with ADCO as a Labourer during her uni break to earn some extra cash and learn some new skills. The daughter of one of our longest-serving staff members, Greg Ellevsen, Tara has always been passionate about construction. She is currently a second year Law student at Macquarie Uni but is making use of her white card and experience on one of ADCO’s sites. “This opportunity came up over the break and I’ve been able to put the skills I’ve learnt over the years to good use. I love working with my hands… ever since I...

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