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Georgiou scoops industry awards

Monday 26, June 2017

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.

To read the full story click here.

Georgiou in Australian Business Network

Thursday 08, June 2017

Georgiou Group has been featured in the latest edition of Australian Business Network.

CEO John Georgiou sat down with Editor Jack Kennedy to discuss Georgiou’s innovative structure model and the major works going on at Aubin Grove, Scarborough and the company’s East Coast expansion.

To read the full story click here.

Building a reputation with education

Monday 22, May 2017

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.

Roe 8 alliance deployed to three new projects

Tuesday 16, May 2017

Since the WA State Election in March, the fate of the Roe 8 Alliance has been the talk of the industry, with many uncertain about the project’s future.

In early May, the WA State Government announced the workforce of 231 people, previously employed on the cancelled Roe 8 project, will be reassigned to work on three alternative road upgrades.

Funding for the projects is the result of a new Commonwealth-State $2.3 billion agreement that includes the full relocation of funding from the cancelled Perth Freight Link project.

The new agreement safeguards Roe 8 jobs and will relieve congestion in the northern, eastern and southern suburbs of Perth.

The alternative projects negotiated from the Roe 8 contract will also create hundreds of other indirect job opportunities for local contractors and suppliers.

The Roe 8 renegotiation includes the following road projects:

  • Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive) - Constructing Dual Carriageway (Project Costs: $31 million)
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital and Murdoch Activity Centre access from Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway - (Project Costs: $100 million)
  • Armadale Road dual carriageway upgrade between Anstey Road and Tapper Road (Project Costs: $145 million).

Construction on the first of the three projects - the Murdoch Drive connection - is expected to begin almost immediately.

Meanwhile, the Wanneroo Road and Armadale Road dual carriageway upgrades will start construction during the 2017-18 financial year.

The alliance team will also collaboratively manage the rehabilitation of the cleared Roe 8 site in Coolbellup.

The program will be informed by a working group comprising representatives from the State and local governments, the local community and the alliance.

Georgiou’s Executive General Manager Engineering John Galvin had this to say about the renegotiation.

“For the past two months, the Alliance along with Main Roads and State Government representatives have worked hard to arrive at an arrangement which benefits both the contractors involved and the State government,” he explained.

“This arrangement will see Georgiou involved in critical infrastructure that WA has needed for some time and we look forward to working with our Alliance partners to deliver these projects on time and budget.”

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