Five Watpac projects recognised at NSW Australian Institute of Building Awards
Five of Watpac’s construction projects in New South Wales (NSW) received recognition at the Australian Institute of Building (NSW Chapter) Professional Excellence Awards on Friday night (2 July).
The $140 million 8 Central Avenue project (pictured) in Eveleigh, Sydney—now home to Channel 7, Pacific Magazines, and Global Television Services—took out the Excellence in Construction Award in the category of Commercial Construction $100 million-plus.
The Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre redevelopment project at Drummoyne in Sydney won the category of Commercial Construction $10 million–$50 million.
Also recognised was the 8 Australia Avenue project, a commercial office in Sydney Olympic Park developed by Watpac Property, which was awarded a Professional Excellence Award for Commercial Construction $10 million–$50 million.
The $89 million University of New South Wales Student Accommodation Project, which saw the construction of residences totalling over 1,000 beds at the Kensington campus, won the category of Residential Construction $50 million–$100 million.
In addition, the Trio Luxury Apartments project at Camperdown in Sydney took out a High Commendation in the Residential Construction $100 million-plus category.
These awards come after Watpac Construction was recognised at the AIB’s Victorian awards in late June, where the Billanook College Auditorium project won the category of Commercial Construction $1 million–$10 million, and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School project in South Melbourne received a Certificate of High Commendation in the category of Commercial Construction $10 million–$50 million.
In late May, the Construction team was also successful at the Queensland AIB awards, receiving a Proofessional Excellence in Building Award for the 275 George Street project in the Commercial Construction $100 million-plus category, and High Commendations for the Ingham Hospital and 25 Montpelier Road projects in the Commercial Construction $10 million–$50 million category.
Greg Kempton, Watpac Managing Director, said the company was delighted with the results.
“The AIB Professional Excellence Awards recognise the skill of the personnel involved in the construction process, so to have a number of our projects receive awards is an indication of the high level of expertise and knowledge our staff possess,” Mr Kempton said.
“The awards are also recognition of the high quality construction work Watpac undertakes for a variety of clients across diverse markets around Australia.
“We are honoured to receive these awards from the AIB, which is a highly respected industry body, and we are looking forward to hopefully continuing with this success at the national awards ceremony in September.”
Note to editors:
Watpac is an ASX-listed company specialising in construction, civil engineering and mining, specialty services (including refurbishments), and property development. We have offices in Brisbane, Townsville, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. More information can be found at www.watpac.com.au.
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) is a professional industry body that works with the building and construction industry, government, the education sector and related stakeholders to achieve its objectives. More information can be found at www.aib.org.au.