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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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ADCO Thanks WA Subcontractors with Sundowner at Perth’s Optus Stadium

ADCO WA held the 2019 Subcontractor Sundowner last Thursday at the spectacular Optus Stadium. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to recognise and thank all the subcontractors and suppliers who continue to support the business as we grow into the future. During the evening ADCO took the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of our subcontractors and lay out the plan for the future. We were pleased to have over 250 guests in attendance. ADCO thanks everyone who came along and made it a great event!

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ADCO Takes Home Four MBA Awards in WA

On Saturday night, ADCO WA won four prestigious Master Builders Australia awards. Our winning categories included: Mark Allen Memorial Trust Fund Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety for Woolworths Mt Pleasant Best Government Building ($20 million-$50 million) for Yongah Hill Detention Centre Best Building Fit-Out ($5 million-$10 million) for Mirrabooka Government Excellence in Waste Management for Yongah Hill Detention Centre WA State Manager James Prattent congratulated the team on the awards and hard work that paid off. “ADCO had a great night on Saturday, celebrating our achievements together with others in the industry. These projects were judged against some harsh...

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ADCO Fighters Raise Over $40L for Beyond Blue

ADCO was proud to support NSW staff members Matthew Rouhani and John Gabriel who took part in Corporate Fighter’s Fight Night last week, raising thousands for charity and committing to a strict training regime. John returned to the ring after winning his first bout last December, and was joined by Matthew who also decided to take on the challenge. Both fighters performed exceptionally, and their group raised closed to $40k for BeyondBlue. “It’s all worth it when you step into the ring with your family and friends and colleagues cheering you on. For six tiring minutes, the twelve weeks of...

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Sod Turn Marks Beginning of Construction of WA Sports Precinct

ADCO celebrated the sod turn of the new $13m Toodyay Sports and Recreation Precinct, 85km north-east of Perth. Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter led the ground breaking, which signified the beginning of construction and the culmination of over 40 years of project planning. Due for completion in May 2020, ADCO’s WA team will build two swimming pools, multiple tennis and netball courts, soccer and rugby facilities with new floodlighting, changerooms and external landscaping. ADCO will work with Project Managers Limnios & Johns and Architect Cameron Chisholm Nicol on the project. ADCO WA State Manager James Prattent said that the...

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Grand Opening Celebration for Woolworths Mt Pleasant

Last week, Woolworths Mt Pleasant in Perth’s south was opened in a public ribbon cutting event by the Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey. This was accompanied by a Welcome to Country by Walter McGuire of the Nyungar people, the original custodians of the land on which the development sits. The $21m, ADCO-built development has a site area of 5500m2, offering a 2925m2 ground-level Woolworths store, 1721m2 of specialty tenancy space, a BWS, a café and two underground parking levels with bays for over 300 vehicles. ADCO worked with architects Hames Sharley on the project, culminating in a visually striking build....

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NSW Project Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

Shellharbour Civic Centre has won an award in the ‘Public Architecture’ category at the 2019 New South Wales Architecture Awards, announced by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects on Friday. ADCO was delighted to work with architects DesignInc Sydney (in association with Lacoste+Stevenson) on the $60m community hub. We would like to congratulate everyone involved in the project. The hub features council chambers, a large modern library with an interactive children’s play area, offices, 170 parking spaces, a city museum, a cafe and a 350-seat auditorium for public events. Outside the building is a public plaza with...

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ADCO Completes Western Sydney’s Costco Distribution Centre

ADCO has finalised the completion and handover of Costco Distribution Centre, built on a large site in Kemps Creek, Western Sydney. Located at Oakdale Industrial Estate, Costco has consolidated its offices and distribution facilities into one hub. This hub will be a launchpad for the American business's large-scale expansion across the nation. Construction saw 20,000m3 of concrete poured for the 80,000 m2 of concrete hardstand required for parking heavy vehicles, in addition to the depot and offices covering a gross floor area of 23,180m2. The total site covers 138,000m2, consisting of 139 loading docks, a gate house, 237 staff parking...

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ADCO Completes Australia’s Largest Homeless Facility

The largest homeless facility in Australia, Ozanam House, was opened last Friday by The Hon Richard Wynne, Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp and the Board of VincentCare Victoria, including CEO Quinn Pawson. ADCO was delighted to have delivered the unique, North Melbourne short-term accommodation facility for VincentCare. Ozanam House offers 134 rooms across 10 storeys, a medical clinic with dental care services, gym, café and a learning and tech hub with free wifi and cloud storage. ADCO’s involvement on the $40m project included the demolition of the two existing buildings and the construction of the new Ozanam House.

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