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Osborne Park Hospital Stage 1 Reaches Handover

Take a look at the first completed stage of our Osborne Park Hospital Rehabilitation & Neonatal Nursery project in Perth! Late last year saw the handover of Osborne Park Hospital’s Maternity Assessment Unit. When the works are fully complete, the hospital, operated by North Metropolitan Health Service will offer improved and enhanced obstetric services to northern Perth mothers with low-to-moderate risk pregnancies, enabling them to give birth closer to where they live. Future stages will include a Level 2A neonatal nursery and a 16-bed rehabilitation unit. The rehabilitation unit will make use of six existing stroke beds and add 10...

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ADCO Staff and Partners Construct Shelter for Wildlife

In November, ADCO staff in NSW stepped away from busy projects to focus on improving and restoring facilities at Mudgeroo Emu Farm and Animal Refuge. Located outside Nowra, Mudgeroo covers 28 hectares of native bushland and picturesque countryside, where the owners look after rescued animals such as kangaroos, wombats, birds, frogs and reptiles. Baby wildlife orphaned through road accidents, habitat loss, fires and floods are taken in, nurtured and rehabilitated. The site needed to accommodate more wildlife, primarily wombats. We were glad to present the refuge with a large extension to an existing shed, a new deck, structural and electrical...

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La Trobe Receives First-Ever-6-Star Green Star Rating for a Sports Building

Congratulations to La Trobe University for achieving Australia’s first ever 6-star Green Star Design and As-Built rating on a sports building! Built by ADCO earlier this year, La Trobe’s new Sports Stadium is certified net positive and has been designed and built with cutting-edge features allowing the building to generate more energy than it consumes throughout the year. Located at their Bundoora campus, the development supports La Trobe’s wider goal for net-zero by 2029. The building features a 539kW photovoltaic panel array integrated into the roof design which feeds renewable energy into the wider campus. The facility was designed to...

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Women of ADCO Donate Hundreds of Toys to QCH

ADCO’s staff and trade partners in Queensland have gladly donated hundreds of toys to the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation for Christmas. Led by Women of ADCO, it was great timing to hand over the toys to the Foundation, with our handover of QCH's Level 12 taking place only last week. The Foundation does a fantastic job of being the ‘fun patrol’ around the wards, providing entertainment and support for the young patients and their families, with the goal of keeping spirits high while they undergo care and treatment. They also provide funding for vital research and new equipment. We hope...

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Queensland’s Children’s Hospital Refurb Complete Through ‘Soft Landings’ Approach

ADCO is incredibly proud to have achieved practical completion at (QCH) Queensland Children’s Hospital on Monday, a full week ahead of schedule via a ‘soft landings’ approach – a first for Queensland Health. The ‘soft landings’ approach meant the transition from construction to occupation was seamless, reducing post-PC client time before going live from weeks to a day. Within 24 hours after PC the 29-bed orthopaedic and neurosurgical ward was fully operational and running at capacity with nurses trained, storerooms stocked, internal communications up and running, monitors and patient entertainment commissioned early, and all medical consumables stored and ready to...

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ADCO Awarded Lakelands Station Contract for WA’s Metronet

ADCO is thrilled to have been selected as the successful proponent to design and build Lakelands Station - part of the WA Government’s METRONET program of projects. This vital rail project will see the design and construct of the new train station, including an entry building with a pedestrian overpass connecting the train platforms, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated infrastructure. Lakelands Station will be built 7km north of Mandurah Station and will service the growing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and surrounds. When operational in 2023, the station will see 2,300 commuters per day from day...

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ADCO Builder of Choice for Bray Park SHS

ADCO is progressing well through the construction of Bray Park State High School’s New Learning Centre in Brisbane's north. The Learning Centre, built for the Queensland Department of Education, will cater to increasing enrolment numbers at the school. The building will be divided into east and west wings connected by a central collaboration space, covered walkways and individual service yards to both wings. In total the Learning Centre will offer 12 general learning areas, two flexible learning areas, two staff rooms and offices, robotics and science labs, storage rooms and amenities. Landscaped courtyard space will connect both wings, and a...

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‘We Need to Talk About Fire’: Bringing Awareness to Catastrophic Fire Events

As builder for Bundanon Trust’s $22 million Riversdale Masterplan on NSW’s South Coast, we were pleased to have supported the Trust’s latest thought-provoking project, which brings awareness to fire as a catastrophic climactic event. Following last summer’s devasting fires, Bundanon Trust has created 'We Need to Talk about Fire', a series of five short films accompanied by poems and images. It presents conversations with speakers across various communities who share stories of community action, Indigenous knowledge systems, healing initiatives and creative responses, with the hope of finding a way forward, exploring climate change, improving fire management and practices, and teaching...

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ADCO Awarded $80M Aged Care Build in Melbourne

ADCO has commenced work on the $80 million Wantirna Aged Care Facility funded by the Victorian Government in Melbourne’s east.

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Bond Uni School of Sustainable Development Refurb Reaches Completion

ADCO is pleased to have completed an 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. In a ceremony last week, Bond Vice Chancellor Tim Brailsford, Dean of Society and Design Derek Carson and Director of Facilities Jared Taylor announced the $6 million extension open together with the ADCO team and other Bond staff. Designed by XL Architects, the new extension provides four additional learning studios,...

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