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.

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:  

  • University of Wollongong Molecular Horizons
    In partnership with Denton Corker Marshall, 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 Shaq, 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  

Best Retirement Living Development Finalist  

Kokoda Residences finalist in the National Retirement Living Awards 2024 

Designed by WMK Architecture, Kokoda Residences’ sets a new benchmark in vertical independent retirement living. Twelve storeys of a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments all wrap around courtyard, with residents enjoying a community café, BBQ, lounge & bar, gymnasium, cinema and hairdressing salon. 

You can learn more about Kokoda Residences here. 

Congratulations to our delivery partners on this exceptional recognition.   

Congratulations to Annika Field

Recognised as Property Council of Australia‘s Rising Star!

“Beyond her internal achievements at RCC, Annika’s commitment to industry growth and mentorship is exemplary. Actively participating in mentoring programs and initiatives like Tomorrow’s Women in Construction, she’s played a pivotal role in empowering the next generation of industry leaders.”

A warm congratulations also to Stephen Mee for taking home the hashtagPCA Legacy Leadership Award, sponsored by RCC, and all our wonderful finalists Samantha Kuiper, Elliot Hicks and Martin Patience – we’re proud to celebrate you all.