Earlier this week, Hon. Dave Kelly - Minister for Water - announced 200 local jobs will be created on the Ellenbrook Tank project for Water Corporation.
Georgiou has been awarded two packages of work on the project which is set to be not only the biggest tank in the southern hemisphere, but the largest ever constructed in WA for Georgiou and Water Corporation. Georgiou has completed the earthworks package and are now working on the design and construction of the tank, which is being manufactured our of our Precast yard in Hazelmere, WA.
Work on the tank, which is located north of Gnangara Road near the Hanson sand quarry, began recently and is expected to be completed in early 2018. The project will cater for growth in the popular north-east metropolitan corridor and provide a more consistent water pressure for Ellenbrook residents.
This past weekend was a big one for Georgiou with both The Pocket and Curtin University Building 410 winning big at various industry awards celebrations.
On Friday night, The Pocket Claremont – a Georgiou building project for internal client Georgiou Developments – took out the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing category in the 2017 WA Architecture Awards. These awards showcase the rich and unique outcomes that can come from clever design – no matter what the budget, site, or location of the project.
On Saturday night, Georgiou backed it up taking home the 2017 WA Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Professional Excellence Award in the Commercial Construction ($25m-$100m) category for our Curtin Building 410 Project. Additionally, The Pocket Claremont wasn’t finished, picking up a high commendation in the Residential Construction ($25m-$100m) category.
The AIB Awards are unique as they are the only Australian awards that recognise the professional excellence of individual’s in the building and construction process, as opposed to the project or completed structure. These awards are about how it was built, not what was built.
A huge congratulations to our Building Business Unit and Georgiou Developments team on this incredible achievement.
Choice words for Aubin Grove feature
Thursday 08, June 2017
Georgiou Group has been featured in the June 2017 issue of The Builders Choice Magazine.
Featuring our work on Aubin Grove Train Station and Russell Road Bridge, Builders Choice explore the behind-the-scenes of both projects and showcase Georgiou's engineering excellence in the finished product.
Last week, Georgiou was invited to the official opening of the Ricky Grace Girls Academy at Balga Senior High School, which will take place in their recently renovated library space.
As part of Georgiou’s partnership with Balga Senior High School through our Reconciliation Action Plan, our Building team donated the time of their best project managers and subcontractors in February to renovate the school’s library which will now be utilised for The Girls Academy.
Now renovated, His Excellency General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove were invited to officially open the space which will see ex-Wildcats player Ricky Grace and his team work with Year 10-12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to provide support to engage in school and pursue their goals.
The Girls Academy is the flagship program for Role Models and Leaders Australia, a not-for-profit charitable organisation founded to invest in educational support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.
“The Girls Academy has a proven track record of improving attendance, engagement, completion of high school and transition into post school destinations,” said Balga SHS Principal Geoff Harris.
“I would like to acknowledge the Georgiou Building Group for their ethos in supporting community and Balga Senior High School, in assisting to refurbish the Girls Academy room.”
It took three weekends and a large group of volunteers to demolish and rebuild this section of the school library, transforming the area from a simple storage space to a vibrant learning area.
Georgiou has been working closely with Balga Senior High School since 2014, and has donated more than $60,000 in funding and in-kind donations for their girls’ netball program.