Midtown MacPark Stage C1 at Macquarie Park Now Complete

The largest private, social and affordable housing renewal project in Australia.

Midtown MacPark Stage C1 at Macquarie Park is now complete, delivered in partnership with Frasers Property Australia, Land and Housing Corporation, Mission Australia, Candalepas Associates, Crone Architects and Richard Crookes Constructions.

A designated State Significant Development, Midtown MacPark Stage C1 includes the 20-level Soul Residences, two 14-level apartment buildings comprising 259 community housing apartments and one 20-level apartment building with 130 affordable apartments.

Frasers Property Australia CEO Cameron Leggatt shared, “The mixed tenure model we’ve developed will not only more than triple the number of community and affordable housing dwellings on the site, but also improve the quality and increase the amenity available to residents. With its diverse mix of housing options and residents, Midtown MacPark will be one of Sydney’s most vibrant new neighbourhoods.”

The community’s sustainable features include all-electric buildings, carbon neutral energy provided by Real Utilities through an embedded network with rooftop solar, efficient centralised hot water, provision for an onsite car share scheme and more. Midtown MacPark has achieved a 6-Star Green Star Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

We’re proud to deliver the first project fast-tracked through the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program. Thank you to our delivery partners who made this possible.

Commercial Building over $50million Category Finalist  

Wee Hur Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Moore Street finalist in the 2024 ACT Master Builders Association Awards.  

Designed by Antoniades Architects, the 16-storey building contains 733 student beds, communal areas, bicycle storage and landscaping. 

Advanced site logistics planning and stakeholder collaboration enabled our team to overcome unique site constraints – respecting local neighbours throughout to ensure amenity and access. 

Congratulations to our delivery partners on this exceptional recognition. 

23 Hawthorne Avenue Complete  

Designed to bring people together.  

Celebrating the completion of 10,485sqm of high-quality warehouse space with repeat client Sydney Business Park.  Previous projects include Garmin, API Marsden Park Distribution Centre, ASICS and 28 Astoria Street 

“Working with the RCC team made the delivery of the MHA one of the smoothest and most enjoyable projects to date. They handed over the facility ahead of time and with exceptional quality. To the entire RCC team, thank you for your efforts in delivering this project on behalf of Sydney Business Park – we now have a very happy tenant who has moved into their new facility.,” said Sam Franklin, Development Manager at Sydney Business Park.

With 2-storeys of office space spanning 780sqm, 23 Hawthorne Avenue joins part of Sydney Business Park’s robust business hub. 

Congratulations to our delivery partners and dedicated project team.  

Progress Continues at Lot 1 Light Horse Logistics Hub 

Reimagining the traditional Industrial office design

Works are well underway at Charter Hall’s Light Horse Logistics Hub. Advanced programming enabling our team to erect its structure within four months, with earthworks, carparking and associated warehouse cladding now complete.

Construction of the timber office will commence shortly, driving sustainability outcomes through the installation of locally sourced CLT and GLT timber that will reduce carbon emissions by 80%.

With its biophilic attributes, timber can be a long-lasting, renewable and carbon neutral resource – reducing construction wastage while absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.

Locally sourced CLT and GLT timber (Victorian Ash, radiata pine and Tasmanian Oak) are expected to reduce the operational efficiency of the building by over 60% and potable water consumption by almost 75%.

Once complete, Light Horse Logistics Hub will incorporate the latest technology and sustainability features including PV solar systems, EV charging stations, smart building metering and drought tolerant landscaping.

Seven structures completed in six months 

Works progressing well at Melonba Education Campus 

Last week, our project team celebrated the final concrete slab pour. Most of the Campus’ seven structures are three stories high, with 41 slabs poured in total. At its peak, over 1,000m³ of concrete was poured per week. 

Most of the seven buildings now have their roofing and walls installed, with attention now turning to fit out and façade works.  

Melonba Public School benefits include:  

  • modern classrooms and specialist support classes for up to 1,000 Kindergarten to Year 6 students 
  • covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and a separate covered outdoor learning area 
  • a multipurpose hall for sports and performance, outdoor play areas including sports courts 
  • out of hours school care 
  • a library, canteen, administration facilities and staff parking. 

Melonba High School benefits include:  

Permanent high school 

  • modern classrooms and specialist support classes for up to 2,000 students 
  • specialist classrooms for science, wood and metal workshops, performing arts and hospitality 
  • multi-media and visual arts classrooms 
  • a multipurpose hall for sports and performance, sports and recreation facilities 
  • a library, canteen, administration facilities and staff parking. 

Temporary high school 

  • modern classrooms for up to 400 Year 7 and 8 students 
  • specialist classrooms 
  • hall, library, canteen and administration facilities 
  • dedicated toilets and change rooms  
  • covered outdoor learning area and outdoor activity courtyard 
  • on-site staff parking 
  • dedicated pick up and drop off zone. 


Supporting the research community for better global health outcomes

Building state-of-the-art Life Sciences facilities. 

Bringing together the right Life Sciences experts in the right environment can make a huge positive impact on the world. 

At Richard Crookes Constructions, we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with some of the brightest minds in Australia in building state-of-the-art Life Sciences facilities where clinicians, researchers, academics and industry leaders come together to solve the most complex health problems of today, tomorrow and the future.

Some of our recent life sciences projects include:  

  • Molecular Horizons, University of Wollongong
    In partnership with Jacobs, Principal Design Consultant, this cutting-edge facility is revolutionising molecular and life sciences research, allowing scientists to explore the microscopic world in unprecedented detail. Learn more here.
  • University of Sydney LEES Building
    Working with lahznimmo architects, we created a dynamic research hub that brings together top minds to address critical issues in environmental and life sciences. Learn more here.
  • UTS Central
    Teaming up with FJMT, this iconic building supports advanced research and showcases sustainable design, setting a new standard for educational facilities. Learn more here.
  • Kinghorn Cancer Centre
    Together with BVN, we developed a premier cancer research and treatment facility, creating an environment designed to encourage close collaboration between researchers and clinicians to accelerate cancer breakthroughs. Learn more here.

These projects are designed and built to support the unique needs of the research community and contribute to better global health outcomes.

Sirius Building Nears Completion 

Heralding a new era of sustainability and heritage preservation 

We’re excited to be nearing completion of the Sirius Building and showcasing it to the industry in partnership with the NSW Property Council of Australia. 

This 1970s landmark building has been transformed into luxury apartment. This exemplar of adaptive reuse heralds a new era of sustainability and heritage preservation. 

Thank you to Ben Wilderink, Project Manager, for an excellent presentation on Sirius’ revitalization, Phillip Rossington, BVN and to our industry peers for joining us in anticipation of the project’s completion.  

St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle’s Active Learning Centre Now Complete 

Designed to motivate and inspire students and staff to invest in the vision of their future healthy self. 

The 4-storey Active Learning Centre at St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle is now complete. 

In partnership with Shac, Richard Crookes Constructions delivered state-of-the-art facilities safely in a live operational environment – ensuring the continuity of school life with minimal disruption. Skilful stakeholder management in conjunction with rigorous safety standards ensured the project’s success. 

The modern space incorporates a large indoor multi-sport court space, ninja gym and climbing wall facilities, dance and drama studios, weights and gymnasium facility, musical rehearsal spaces, related amenities and change facilities, end of trip staff facilities, staff and student learning and well-being areas, covered outdoor play areas and cantilevered walkways and viewing areas linking the spaces around the central indoor court area.  

The Active Learning Centre’s purposeful design reflects the College’s ethos; that every student has access to excellent learning resources and is taught in the best learning facilities available.  

Congratulations to St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle representatives, our project team, partners and subcontractors for delivering this important infrastructure. 

Culture Impact Award Winners 2024 

RCC’s changemakers and trailblazers.  

This year, we introduced our Culture Impact Awards to recognise team members going above and beyond to drive a positive culture at RCC.  Each recipient was chosen for their positivity, passion and integrity.  

Our eight Award winners recently came together to celebrate, with a private climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  

Congratulations to our recipients – you set the bar high, and inspire us each and every day:  

  • Nick Ryan’s positive attitude boosts morale and culture. No matter what, he can be relied on to do what’s best for his team – no task is ever too big! 
  • Having consistently immersed himself in our culture program, Dean Vallon demonstrates exceptional commitment to his job and leadership duties.  
  • An outstanding team player who provides support to his direct team and wider colleagues, Adrian Gray’s impeccable work ethic make him an integral part of our organisation.  
  • Tommy O’Rourke’s positive mindset, eagerness to help and commitment to developing the skills of other Service Engineers sets him apart. 
  • Cultural awareness and Gavin Stringer are synonymous – he genuinely creates positive experiences for project team, subcontractors and clients on every project.
  • After making an immeasurable impact on the Goulburn Police Academy, Jerri Coleman now leads a strong culture at Cowra Hospital Redevelopment – recognising and celebrating the achievement of female peers to foster an inclusive environment.  
  • Continually providing invaluable support to the senior leadership team, Josh Sanderson’s unwavering dedication and enthusiasm boosts morale across teams – earning him respect and trust along the way.  
  • Luisa Brown is the QLD division’s biggest cheerleader – meeting deadlines flawlessly and without complaint. Maintaining exceptional standards , she consistently receives positive submission feedback. 

Unveiling St John of God Richmond Hospital’s Redevelopment 

112 private bedrooms with ensuites and associated amenities to enable connection and recovery  

Set on 25-acres of parkland with views to the Blue Mountains, St John of God Richmond Hospital’s calming new 112-bed hospital provides mental health care for returned veterans, first responders and the general community.

Historic Belmont House has been preserved and is central to the new campus design accommodating group therapy rooms. 

“The facilities we are showcasing today have been developed to help people overcome the disconnection and isolation that comes with mental illness and assist with reconnecting to family and friends,” said St John of God Health Care Group CEO Bryan Pyne. 

The Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta blessed the redevelopment, and the blessing and official opening was attended by General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), St John of God Health Care Trustee Chair Hon Neville Owen AO, KCSG, St John of God Health Care Board Chair Hon Kerry Sanderson AC and Group CEO Bryan Pyne, invited guests and clients.

The other facilities unveiled include the neurostimulation suite which will provide innovative, modern and safe electro-convulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation services and the new dining pavilion which features a light and airy dining space and an inviting café for clients, caregivers and visitors.  

In August 2023, we celebrated the completion of the Wellness Centre which features a gym, group room for yoga, meditation and indoor pool. 

Congratulations to STH and our project team for delivering this major milestone. 

Image credit: Tony Peet