Georgiou has taken home Training Employer of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 2017 CCF Industry and Training WA Awards, held at the Crown Perth on Friday night.
The Training Employer Award, which Georgiou won in 2012 and 2015, is a hotly contested award and, as the only company to win consecutively, firmly establishes Georgiou as a leader in professional development.
To add to the celebrations, Project Manager Toby Taylor took home the Project Manager Award hot off the heels of Jason Fletcher’s win last year. The Project Manager Award honours an exceptional person, still relatively early in their career, who through their commitment to the civil sector has demonstrated the potential to be a future industry leader.
Congratulations to the winners and also to our finalists who were up for individual Trainee of the Year Awards however were unfortunately this year pipped at the post – Head Drainer Paul Argiropoulos (Cert III), Head Drainer Brenton Clements (Cert III), Excavator Operator Michael Crump (Cert IV) and Head Drainer Shaun McGlenchy (Cert IV).
Construction commences on iconic beach project
Saturday 14, January 2017
National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has secured the coveted Scarborough Redevelopment head works contract for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), valued at circa $50 million.
Together with the City of Stirling, the MRA is delivering a $100 million refresh of Scarborough Beach and creating new foreshore attractions for families and visitors to enjoy.
The scope of works involve construction of a brand new surf club facility, improved promenades and beach access and a children’s playground, skate park and other recreation facilities surrounding the new Sunset Hill.
Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said the company was pleased to be appointed preferred tenderer after successfully delivering the forward works package on the development in 2016.
“Scarborough Beach is an iconic landmark for West Australians so to be able to deliver the redevelopment and rejuvenate this area is a great honour for Georgiou,” he said.
“We’ve delivered a number of projects for the State Government and we look forward to strengthening our relationship and working closely with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the City of Stirling throughout the project to leave behind something we can all be proud of.”
Other iconic projects Georgiou is involved with include Mandurah Replacement Bridge Project and the Aubin Grove Train Station.
Improved connectivity with opening of Russell Road
Thursday 15, December 2016
Commuters in Perth's south have received a boost today with the opening of the Kwinana Freeway widening and Russell Road bridge duplication upgrades, delivered by Georgiou Group.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrades, which will support Perth's growing southern region, will improve connectivity and traffic flow for the more than 50,000 motorists who use the major arterial route every day.
"More than 52,000 motorists use the Kwinana Freeway daily and they will now have access to three southbound lanes between Armadale Road and Russell Road. That means more efficient travel, which equals less time stuck and traffic and more time at home with family," Mr Chester said.
"The freeway widening and bridge duplication projects also generated a total of 475 jobs which is great news for West Australians.
"The completion of these upgrades comes at a good time, with the number of vehicles using this route each day estimated to reach 75,000 by 2021."
Senator for Western Australia Chris Back today joined WA Minister for Transport Bill Marmion to mark the official opening of both projects, saying they would improve commute times for residents in the city's south.
"Both the Russell Road and Kwinana Freeway projects will deliver better traffic flow on the principal route between Perth city and the southern suburbs, Mandurah and the state's south-west. The completion of both projects will also reduce the need for motorists to use smaller local roads in the area that haven't been designed to handle a high volume of traffic," Senator Back said.
Western Australia Minister for Transport Bill Marmion said the Russell bridge duplication would also encourage more use of public transport.
"The new bridge will greatly improve the general connectivity of Perth's southern suburbs by making public transport even more attractive for people intending to walk, cycle, drive and park at the soon to be completed Aubin Grove train station," Mr Marmion said.
"The new bridge doubles the current number of lanes to four, improving all traffic movements and catering for expanded traffic volumes. In addition, it will improve access to the new 2,000 bay car park at the future train station. This is a great outcome for the community."
Georgiou parks next to the best in the industry
Wednesday 14, December 2016
Georgiou, together with our client the City of Joondalup, has been awarded the Outstanding New Car Park Development Award for our Boas Avenue Car Park Project at the recent 2016 Parking Australia Awards.
The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for innovation, excellence and outstanding facilities through the parking sector.
General Manager Building Frank Dilizia said the award was a great way to recognise all the hard work Georgiou had put into the project, delivering the project on time and to a high standard of workmanship.
"The nomination was put forward by the City of Joondalup who felt the car park was one of the best new parking facilities in Australia. Throughout this project, we worked closely with the client to value-engineer the design and provide cost savings," he explained.
The $14M project was completed in September 2015 and consisted of the 28 private bays of the lower carpark and five levels of public parking, totalling 560 bays.
Georgiou hit their prime with contract award
Friday 09, December 2016
National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has been awarded national property fund manager Primewest’s new multi-storey office development, valued at circa $31M.
Located in Joondalup Western Australia, the eight-storey A Grade office development will be tenanted by the State Government and has been designed to achieve 5 Star Greenstar As Built and 4.5 NABERS rating.
Georgiou Group’s Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said innovation was the key to securing this coveted project.
“In order to convert this tender our team focused on value engineering and utilising innovative materials and methodologies to provide significant cost savings for our client,” he said.
The latest award adds to a long list of landmark commercial projects built by Georgiou such as Curtin University’s new medical teaching facility, the Armadale City Council Office Development in Perth’s South and the Tassels Place Office Development in Stirling.
“Since 2006, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation as a quality builder of commercial developments with the majority of our past projects tenanted by the State Government,” said Mr Georgiou.
Primewest Director David Schwatrz said the new building, Prime House, would be a landmark location in Joondalup and set a new benchmark for quality and sustainability in the area.
He said the company was delighted to be working alongside Georgiou on such an innovative and exciting project.
The building will form part of Primewest’s expansive $2 billion national property portfolio that covers all sectors of the property market. The Primewest project will see Georgiou provide a significant number of local jobs and is set for completion in early 2018.