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ADCO to build five new schools for VSBA

ADCO is pleased to be the builder for five of the new schools that the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) is opening in 2022. We are currently building the five primary schools in Gisborne, Strathtulloh, Kalkallo, Deanside and Wollert. Each school will offer an administration building with library, art, food and science learning spaces, a performing arts and physical education building, two learning neighbourhoods, outdoor hardcourts, sports field, bike sheds and playground. Additionally, Wollert East Primary School (interim name) will be a Supported Inclusion School, which will include high-quality, evidence-based educational provision for students with disabilities to study alongside mainstream students to...

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Crane named at Liverpool Hospital car park development

We’ve named our crane at Liverpool Hospital’s multi-storey car park project in Sydney’s south-west. Recently, ADCO welcomed Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, project staff and members of the local Liverpool community to site for the Crane Naming Ceremony. Over 100 entries were received from local children and from these submissions, three were selected as finalists. The winning name of the crane was ‘Celsus’, with the young winner congratulated by Ms Gibbons and the project team, and winning a prize. Celsus is Latin for ‘tall’ or ‘lofty’ and is also very suitably the name of a great Ancient Roman medical writer....

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ADCO goes 1 million hours without an LTI in Victoria

We are extremely proud of our Victorian team for achieving one year without a LTI (lost time injury), covering over 1 million hours worked on our projects. Last week, each of our projects celebrated this wonderful result with a doughnut day. The state has also taken home the Master Builders Association of Victoria award for ‘Excellence in Safety’ two years in a row which is an amazing achievement and we thank all our trade partners who have played a massive part in this milestone. ADCO’s commitment to safety, Safer By Choice, is built on the understanding that establishing a successful safety culture...

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ADCO to build 14-storey hotel in Melbourne CBD

ADCO is pleased to be the builder of choice for the construction of a new boutique hotel in Melbourne’s CBD, for our client Longriver Group. The $60 million project will involve the demolition of the three existing buildings and the design and construction of a two-level basement and a fourteen level hotel on Russell Street. When complete, the 189-room boutique development will offer multiple different spaces including three retail tenancies, a signature restaurant space at basement level, a ground and rooftop bar on Level 11, a multi-purpose space for events and functions, a gymnasium and back-of-house operational areas such as offices,...

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ADCO celebrates topping out of Arthur Boyd gallery

ADCO and Bundanon Trust celebrated the topping out of the subterranean Art Museum, the centrepiece of Bundanon's new infrastructure. Bundanon is a national cultural organization located west of Nowra on South Coast of NSW. Nestled alongside the Shoalhaven River, Bundanon runs an international ‘Artist in Residence’ program. The new Art Museum will showcase the works of Arthur Boyd, one of most celebrated Australian artists of the 20th century, and modern and contemporary exhibitions. Bundanon’s collection of nearly 4,000 artworks, valued at over $43 million, will be safely housed in the new Art Museum, built into the hillside and protected from...

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ADCO staff run for Youngcare

A group of ADCO staff from our Brisbane office spent the day taking part in Youngcare’s ‘The Bolt’ – a five kilometre fun run to raise money to facilitate high-care housing for people with disabilities. Our participating staff met five-year-old Hugo, who lives with the challenges of cerebral palsy and is the son of Kris McKerron, one of our Queensland Construction Managers. Overall, more than $30,000 was raised for the event. Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation creating choice and independence for young people with high care needs by providing fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications...

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Ashmore TAFE trades facility ready for students after grand opening

ADCO has completed the new, state-of-the-art Trades Training Centre for TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus, Brisbane. Last week, Meaghan Scanlon MP officially opened the complex on behalf of QLD Minister Di Farmer. Education Minister Grace Grace MP was also in attendance alongside dignitaries from the state government and TAFE Queensland. A number of our staff working on the project once trained in the old facilities, including ADCO Project Manager Justin Allen, and Sarah Bowdler who is one of our first female apprentices and will now undertake her studies and training inside the newly completed facility. The $10.5 million facility features practical learning zones for students...

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Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre opens to public

ADCO is pleased to have reached completion on the new Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) in Traralgon, eastern Victoria. The pool has opened to the public, providing a world-class health and fitness facility for Latrobe City Council. The centre now offers facilities for competitive swimming and training, leisure, community use and major events. It includes an eight-lane, 50-metre indoor pool with seating for 500 spectators, an indoor water play zone, two large water slides, a learn-to-swim pool, a cafe and retail precinct and a 25-metre heated outdoor pool. There are also a range of health and wellbeing facilities including a...

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Crane successfully installed at Concord Oval redevelopment site

ADCO has gone vertical at our Redevelopment of Concord Oval (ROCO) for the City of Canada Bay, west of Sydney’s CBD. Our tower crane is a Liebherr 280 ECH with a 75m boom, and will be used to construct Building ‘A’ – housing the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Pty Ltd and West Harbour Rugby training facilities. Thanks to Resolution Rigging Services, our crane was installed smoothly and efficiently. We are currently completing inground services with our first basement concrete slab pour scheduled in coming weeks. The project will see construction of two new multi-purpose buildings, including indoor mixed-use courts and gym, community spaces,...

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Check out Bond Uni’s School of Sustainable Development extension

Take a look at our recent extension and renovation works for Bond University’s School of Sustainable Development, on the Gold Coast. First built by ADCO in 2008, the Sustainability Building opened with a 6-star Green Star design rating and was the first educational building in Australia to achieve this. Designed by XL Architects, the new $6 million extension provides four additional learning studios, an open‐air courtyard and a covered rooftop balcony area for recreational use. The extension promotes Bond’s vision of providing more updated and integrated learning spaces on campus, which are intended to better combine the sustainable, architectural and building...

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