Buildcorp wins 2 MBA Awards for Nine fit-out and Investa refurbishment

Nov 23, 2020 | News, Awards, Projects


Nov 23, 2020 | News, Awards, Projects

Buildcorp has been recognised with two 2020 Master Builders Association (NSW) Excellence in Construction awards for complex projects that put our diverse expertise to the test.

The winning projects included a premium commercial CBD building upgrade for Investa and a 10-floor technical fit-out for Nine Entertainment Co, delivered at the same time as the base build of the 27 floors above.

Buildcorp’s award winning project teams applied complex solutions, careful live environment management and design collaboration to create the commercial transformations.

Nine workplace, 1 Denison Street, North Sydney

MBA NSW WINNER: Interior Fit-outs $35,000,001 – $70,000,000

This technical workplace fit-out across the first 10 floors of the newly completed 37-floor 1 Denison Street building represented a historic ‘1 in 65 years’ project for Nine. The media and broadcast business were moving their operations from the Willoughby campus to their new ‘building within a building’ in North Sydney and announced a merger with Fairfax as the project commenced.

The project’s key challenges included:

  • An 86-rack data centre, along with duplicate Uninterrupted Power Sources, delivered defect-free in just eight weeks
  • Complex services solutions for specialist broadcast studios and control rooms
  • Collaborative approach for services, logistics and defect management to accommodate the base builder’s works occurring at the same time as the fit-out

Key partners: Nine, Colliers International, Bates Smart, Medland Engineering
Read full project write up.

347 Kent Street, Sydney for Investa

MBA NSW WINNER: Refurbishment/Renovation/Extension : $30,000,001 & OVER

The revitalisation of Investa’s (behalf of Oxford Properties as owner of the OIPP portfolio) commercial asset 347 Kent Street was delivered through a staged refurbishment of the 20-storey commercial tower across three major work fronts. The Woods Bagot design brought together tradition and innovation to expand and optimise space, and create new premium amenities. The project scope included: new façade and plant rooms, three new floors, a double-storey atrium, and a new lobby with café, co-working space, retail frontage and end-of-trip facilities.

The project posed structural, design and logistical challenges for the tight CBD site, and required live environment solutions to protect the existing tenant ANZ’s ‘business as usual’. Buildcorp developed an alternative structural design that offered significant cost and time savings. The upgrade of the podium areas included the restoration of a heritage façade and a soaring new four-storey glass façade frontage.

Key partners: Investa, TSA Management, Woods Bagot, Tonkin and Euroline
Read full project write-up.

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