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Landmark DPIE Commercial Development Opens

ADCO is delighted to have handed over Orange's state-of-the-art commercial development for our client Verde Property, allowing NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to begin moving in. At a grand opening ceremony last week, NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey MP announced the building ready for use. The $75 million office block covers over 8500sqm with integrated fit-out and a multi-storey car park component with 400 spaces, including EV charging stations and end-of-trip facilities and can accommodate 800 staff. At the forefront of sustainable design and construction, the building will house numerous government agencies and has...

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Prince Street Commercial Development for NSW DPIE Celebrates Topping Out

Last week, ADCO celebrated topping out of NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s new hub in Orange. In attendance was Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, Mayor of Orange Cr Reg Kidd, Deputy Mayor Cr Sam Romano, MP Sam Farraway, our client Verde, ADCO staff and other project personnel. Works are ahead of schedule and completion is anticipated in mid-2020. Well done to all involved! The new hub offers 8,500m2 commercial space and a multi-storey car park. A sustainable build, solar panels will be used extensively, and electric car recharge stations will be available at completion. ADCO...

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ADCO Begins Construction on NSW DPI’s Offices in Orange

Construction has commenced on the new offices of NSW Government’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Orange CBD. Developed by Verde Property, the $75 million project will cover a total floor space of 8,500m2 over four storeys. The site will provide on-site multi-level parking for 393 vehicles, including EV charging stations and end of trip facilities (showers, lockers and bike storage). The site is targeting a 5-star Green Star design and 4.5-star NABERS rating for sustainable design and construction. Works are scheduled for completion in mid-2020. CEO Neil Harding said that ADCO was pleased to be working with Verde once...

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NSW Brings Home Two State MBA Awards

On Friday night, we were delighted to win two awards at the 2020 NSW Master Builders Awards. ADCO took out the category ‘Public Schools over $30m’ for Curl Curl North Public School, with MBA commenting that “this project not only presents as a stunning architectural statement but, more importantly provides a functional and fun space for the children to interact.” We also claimed the ‘Retail Buildings over $40m’ award for our refurbishment of Roselands Shopping Centre, thanks to ADCO’s “meticulous programming and technical construction management of all the difficult and complex issues within a fully functioning shopping centre.” With the...

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Indooroopilly Hall Project on Track for Early, Defect-Free Completion

We are nearing the end of our Indooroopilly SHS hall and tennis court project in Brisbane. Our second build for Indro, this new addition is the school’s multi-purpose hall which will be available in early 2021 for whole school assemblies and events, basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball. A 5m x 8m LED screen, electronic scoreboards, wall and ceiling-mounted cameras for capturing sports footage for analysis and a gym make up the features of this important addition to the school. We are on track for a defect-free outcome, three months ahead of program. Well done team on another great build at...

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ADCO Finalises Complex Shopping Centre Project

After nearly three years of construction, ADCO is pleased to have completed Sunnybank Market Square – a brand new, four-storey shopping centre 16km south of the Brisbane CBD. Purpose-built for the Sunnybank community, redevelopment now offers a new retail destination, an additional 28 mixed-use tenancies within the existing Centre and refurbishment of Building C to introduce two new banquet restaurants. The development also includes a multi-deck carpark with express access ramps, an upgrade of the entry lane off Mains Road to improve traffic circulation and reduced wait times for customers, and improved waste management facilities including a tenant-specific services lift....

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NAIDOC Week: ADCO Observes Indigenous Australian History and Culture

Throughout NAIDOC Week, ADCO staff observed and celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our Queensland staff visited the Corrigan Collection at Bond Uni, Australia’s largest private Indigenous art collection. Beforehand, staff members toured Burleigh Headland and payed their respects to the Elders of the land. Our NSW team learned about native Australian bush food over lunch, and Smoking Ceremonies and acknowledgements of country were performed on sites across the state. WA staff attended the ‘Stories of Country’ exhibition at Linton & Kay Galleries and learned about the people and stories behind each Indigenous...

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We’ve Launched Our Reconciliation Action Plan

This NAIDOC Week, ADCO is incredibly excited to launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We have given much thought to how we want to advance reconciliation internally and in the communities in which we work and live, and have initiated a RAP Working Group. This will sustain momentum, build awareness and allow us to investigate opportunities to improve and increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment. Our contribution to reconciliation will ensure that we build respectful and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, while exploring opportunities throughout all stages of procurement. We also want to recognise...

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ADCO to Build 31-Storey South Brisbane Development

ADCO is embarking on a 31-storey build-to-rent development in South Brisbane. When complete, 13-17 Cordelia Street will offer 310 residential units and deliver residents a high-end lifestyle incorporating an outdoor gym, pool, barbeque and dining area, lounge area, an outdoor cinema and associated landscaping. The development will also refurbish and showcase a beautiful heritage-listed building, highlighting its architecture and incorporating it into the complete design, using it for commercial and retail use. There will also be space for a bar in the ground floor lobby. Additionally, 364 car spaces, 388 bicycle and 11 motorcycle spaces will be available for residents...

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Tavis Philson Wins MBA WA Project Manager of the Year

Congratulations to ADCO Project Manager Tavis Philson on his Master Builders Association of Western Australia WA award on the weekend! Tavis took home the prestigious 2020 Master Builders ‘Project Manager of the Year’ award after being nominated for his superb dedication to his role, where he has excelled in all areas of project management — particularly in Client relations, his high degree of skill and care to achieve a quality finished product, and an enviable track record of delivering his previous three projects defect-free. Well done Tavis! We are also proud to congratulate our entire WA team for winning two...

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