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16/11/2023

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ADCO Delivers Stunning Perth Office Fitout

ADCO was engaged by Brunel to provide design and construct services for a single-floor fit out at Wesfarmers House in Perth CBD. Working with architects MKDC and PGD Consulting Services ADCO delivered a modern, open plan office area with staff kitchen, break-out area, various meeting rooms, collaboration spaces and a reception area with stunning views to the iconic Elizabeth Quay. Various new partitions and feature ceilings were installed, and services upgraded together with additional air conditioning units. A bespoke joinery package was delivered, with a main feature being the solid timber and stone reception desk. Varying loose items of furniture...

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Bunbury Prison Expansion Reaches Practical Completion

Congratulations to our team at Bunbury Regional Prison, who have achieved Practical Completion. The complex project for WA Department of Justice was completed over 12 separable portions and two separate projects. The fast-track build was carried out inside a live prison, and our work methodologies and daily activities required a level of detail and accuracy above normal correctional protocols. A new, 160-bed extension across two wings has increased accommodation by 50% and an upgrade to the Prison’s C Block has improved dining and kitchen facilities, established a new education building, and improved services and security installations. CEO Neil Harding said...

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ADCO to Build Large Gold Coast Sport Precinct

ADCO is thrilled to have been awarded the contract to build Pimpama Sports Hub. Work on the Gold Coast’s $70 million facility will begin in October, built in two separable portions which will be divided by a natural watercourse. The hub will include an aquatic centre with five pools, café, a health and fitness centre, community centre, meeting and function rooms, multipurpose hall, eight tennis courts, a 12-court netball facility, community parks, carparking and a new signalised intersection on Rifle Range Road. The aquatic centre will offer an Olympic standard, 10-lane outdoor swimming pool, indoor 25-metre pool, learn to swim...

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Tom Hill Cycles Across Europe for Marine Conservation

ADCO board member and avid cyclist Tom Hill is taking on the London to Monaco ride to raise money for Blue Marine Foundation — dedicated to ocean conservation, creating marine reserves and sustainable fishing. ADCO is backing Tom on his four-country quest, which began last Wednesday with a celebrity send off in London and will end on Thursday with a champagne finish at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, where Tom will represent Rivergate Marina at the Monaco Yacht Show. Tom is the only Australian in the international group, who have almost raised an incredible £500,000 (AU$920,000). Well done Tom, ADCO...

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ADCO Reaches Topping Out of Victorian Aquatic Centre

ADCO was pleased to celebrate topping out at Caulfield Grammar School's new Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre, with an event attended by ADCO staff, our Client and key project representatives. The $25 million project will offer a 50m competition pool with boom, movable floor and diving boards, spectator seating, function rooms, amenities areas, new lifts and spin rooms. After many months of planning, ADCO finally completed the complex installation of the pool boom above the concourse. The striking design by Peddle Thorp Architects was created to interface with the adjacent Hepworth Centre and Lindsay Thompson Sports Centre. We are delighted to...

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ADCO Staff Meet with the Future Leaders of Construction

Last Friday, our WA team met with students at Jolimont Primary School, Perth. Kylie Pasalich’s Year Two students were given three challenges which saw them learn how to read and understand project briefs, prepare design responses to the brief and build a prototype. The project brief involved understanding a client who collected toy cars and needed a garage with very particular specifications to store them safely. After, students were invited to nominate their buildings for the Jolimont Building Awards. The activity highlighted professions involved in commercial projects — students became architects, engineers, builders/managing contractors and tradesmen for the day. Safety...

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Site Staff Learn About Mental Health with Mates in Construction

ADCO staff and subbies have joined in the conversation about mental health, suicide and initiatives to assist colleagues who are struggling. ADCO warmly thanks MATES in Construction (MiC) educator Heather Drew for joining us at our Holiday Inn Express site at Mascot, and for sharing ways to discuss and address these important issues. With today being R U OK? Day it was a timely occasion to explore and reinforce ways to keep the conversation of mental health going, while sharing a BBQ together. According to MiC, 190 construction industry workers take their own lives every year — that’s one worker...

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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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