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ADCO Picks Up Two MBA Awards on the Gold Coast

ADCO is pleased to have picked up two regional Master Builders Queensland Gold Coast awards! In a livestream event ADCO was announced winner in the category ‘Education Facilities over $10 million’ for our Bond University Health Sciences and Medicine extension on campus in Robina. We also took first place in the ‘Commercial Building ($5 million – $50 million)’ category for our Mazda Australia Pty Ltd Showroom in Southport. Congratulations to our hardworking project teams on the Gold Coast!

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Sod Turn Marks Beginning of Waves Baulkham Hills Construction

ADCO and The Hills Shire Council celebrated the beginning of construction at our Waves Aquatic Centre site in Sydney’s north-west suburb of Baulkham Hills. We were pleased to welcome Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne and her fellow Councillors to the site yesterday, joining our NSW State Manager John Basilisco for a sod turn to symbolise the beginning of construction on the important community project. In May, The Hills Shire Council announced that ADCO had been chosen to redevelop the much-loved local pool into an elite sporting and community facility, in a rigorous selection process. When finished, the...

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Construction Commences on $35M Tafe Gippsland Development

ADCO is excited to have commenced construction on TAFE Gippsland’s $35.5 million redevelopment in the regional centre of Morwell, east of Melbourne. Stage 2 works will see the construction of Morwell Trade Skills Centre. When complete, the MTSC will be used to provide training in electrotechnology, new energy systems, instrumentation and plumbing trade training with specialist workshops, lab facilities and more general-purpose classrooms. We are working with architects GHDWoodhead on the design and are providing opportunities for local Gippsland contractors to be involved through a tender process The MTSC is due for completion in late 2021, and when ready to...

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Spectacular La Trobe Sports Park Project Reaches Completion

Take a look at ADCO’s stunning build for Stage 2 of La Trobe University’s $150 million Sports Park redevelopment, Bundoora. The design and construct project saw ADCO finalise La Trobe’s world-class sports teaching and training facility, offering teaching spaces, labs, offices, six multi-purpose indoor courts and a plaza with incorporated landscaping. The teaching and research building (Levels 1 & 2) includes a public lounge, reception area, café, community courts, change room facilities, research teaching lab, biomechanics lab, strength and conditioning training zone, altitude training room, meeting rooms, office space, end of trip facilities and back of house zone. Upon completion,...

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Construction Begins on Brisbane Mixed-Use Health Development

ADCO is proud to be Builder of Choice on a new mixed-use development for our client Wren Street Health Investments. The eye-catching, new medical centre will be located just 200 metres from Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills. ADCO has commenced on site, and when complete in October 2021, the $25 million medical centre will incorporate four levels of medical suites, one level offering a day surgery and seven levels of parking. We are pleased to be working with project managers Akalan and architects ThomsonAdsett on this much-needed project.

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ADCO Finalises Stunning St Leonards College Development

ADCO has completed a major redevelopment of St Leonard's College for the Melbourne private school’s striking ‘Inspiring Innovations’ project Construction consisted of The Leonardian Centre — a 600-seat, multi-purpose hall designed to complement the school’s performing arts program; The Agora — an outdoor space and sound shell between the senior and middle schools, to be used for recreation, assembly and performance activities; and the new Year 12 Centre — a three-storey senior student facility with teaching spaces, canteen, 11 learning areas, lecturette and dedicated examination area. The project’s architecture beautifully blends contemporary design with the existing heritage feel of the...

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ADCO Commences Work on AGWA Rooftop Redevelopment

ADCO is very excited to begin work on an important redevelopment for Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA). AGWA’s existing rooftop will undergo a major transformation to offer 'Elevate' - an open-air sculpture walk featuring pieces from the State Collection, a multi-purpose venue with capacity of 500 people, a new internal gallery, sky bridge, external lift and a 34-metre artwork by Noongar artist Christopher Pease. Existing conservation labs occupying the rooftop will be relocated to the basement and see improvements to better preserve WA art. Perth-based TAG Architects and Sydney firm fjmt have been announced as project architects. The project...

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ADCO Wins Brisbane MBA Award

ADCO won a Master Builders Queensland award for the Brisbane region – we took out the category ‘Health Facilities over $20 million’ for building Prince Charles Hospital Extended Adolescent Treatment Facility, now known as ‘Jacaranda Place’. Opened by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier this year, Jacaranda Place is the first of its kind in Australia. The $27 million facility was co-designed by consumers, carers and their families, offering a 12-bed residential unit, a 20-place day program and integrated vocational and training programs. The facility incorporates 12 bedrooms with built-in joinery and ensuites, nine well-planted internal courtyards, health facilities, classrooms and training...

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Large Boab Tree Transplanted at Port Hedland Site

Our team at Port Hedland International Airport was pleased to assist with an important yet unusual job – transplanting a Boab tree estimated to be over a century old to a much safer location. In order to continue with airport redevelopment construction, the longstanding tree was moved to the entrance of the new terminal where it can be better monitored by professional arborists and appreciated by the Port Hedland community and visitors alike In a delicate process overseen by horticultural experts, the tree was excavated from the ground and then gently transported 130 metres across the site. This allows us...

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Swancare Leisure Takes Home Top Architectural Awards

ADCO’s project SwanCare Leisure Precinct in Perth has won the Australian Institute of Architects [WA] 'Urban Award' and received two commendations in the 'Public Architecture' and 'Lighting' categories. Congratulations to our architect partners Iredale Pedersen Hook on this remarkable accomplishment! The precinct provides the Bentley Park campus with a two-storey leisure centre, incorporating a library, gymnasium, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, club room and resident lounge and multi-functional rooms. A separate community pavilion, with sound and light gardens and improved walkways complement redeveloped landscaped areas, creating connectivity for residents and visitors alike in the heart of Bentley Park ADCO also...

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