Western Sydney Conference Centre and Pullman Sydney Penrith

Western Sydney Conference Centre and Pullman Sydney Penrith delivers a premier conference centre, events space and accommodation to service the Greater Western Sydney region.

The Conference Centre has the capacity to cater for events for up to 1,000 seated guests as well as smaller events and exhibitions. The five-star, 153-room Hotel is complementary to the conferencing and events centre, meeting the functional and comfort standard required of a business hotel.

Western Sydney Conference Centre and Pullman Sydney Penrith development supports and complements the existing Penrith Rugby League Club business, the Penrith community and improves the service offering for members, guests and community participants.

Client: Penrith Rugby League Club
Architect: Turner Architects
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Penrith, NSW
Value: $103m
Completion date: August 2023

Tamworth Fire Control Centre

Construction of a new RFS central base for permanent staff during normal operations and training events, as well as functioning as a mobilising headquarters unit during emergency events. Scope included 2 helipads, 3 training rooms, offices and administration areas, amenities and carparking.

Client: NSW Rural Fire Service
Architect: Hill Lockart Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $8m
Completion date: June 2022

Armidale Fire Control Centre

Located alongside Armidale Airport, this project comprised construction of a new Emergency Operations and Planning Logistics Centre, Training Centre and radio communications tower; as well as office areas, meeting rooms, amenities and associated landscaping and civil works.

Client:  NSW Rural Fire Service
Architect: Havenhand & Mather Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Armidale, NSW
Value: $4m
Completion date: July 2022

Sydney Modern Art Gallery

Sydney Modern is one of the most significant projects delivered by RCC. An already complex project with a bespoke design and construction approach, the RCC team also overcame challenges caused by bushfires, the pandemic and record rainfall. Throughout, we continued to execute innovative construction methods to deliver an iconic, state of the art gallery space for the community. 

In line with the Sydney Modern Project’s 6-star Green Star design rating over 8,000sqm of green roof and landscaped area planted with Australian native species and 735 solar panels have been installed, with the panels covering nearly 1,500sqm of roof top space. RCC enjoyed the challenge in the repurposing of the existing two disused World War II naval oil tanks. This resulted in a new unique art space in the southern tank, while the northern tank structure has been partially retained for the adjacent back of house area and loading dock servicing the new building. 

Navigating a unique site, the quality of the project is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the RCC project team. The building is formed by a series of pavilions, and is suspended over one of the city’s busiest freeways. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning practice SANAA, partnering with local practice Architectus, the focus was on complimenting the location.  The new exhibition space is an expression of the city’s deep love of the Arts, and is the most significant cultural development in the city, since the opening of the Sydney Opera House nearly half a century ago.

Working collaboratively to deliver on the collective vision, they were able to remain agile in the face of the challenges arising from the pandemic and record rainfall throughout the construction journey. 

It is an honour to have partnered with the Infrastructure NSW, the Art Gallery of NSW and the local community to deliver this exceptional project. We look forward to celebrating this project, and all it offers to the city of Sydney, its visitors and the Arts Community for many years to come.

Project scope includes:

  • A new stand-alone building north of the existing gallery, partly extending over the Eastern Distributor land bridge
  • Conversion of disused World War II naval oil tanks located to the north east of this land bridge
  • A covered Entry Plaza
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Roof terraces
  • Landscaping and associated site works
  • Loading and service areas
  • Services infrastructure

Client: Infrastructure NSW
Lead Architect: SANAA
Executive Architect: Architectus
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $274m
Completion date: December 2022

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct will deliver a public arts and cultural precinct for the community on Sydney’s famous waterfront. The redevelopment will combine the existing heritage with state-of-the-art facilities. RCC was appointed delivery partner for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment and is currently on site delivering Pier 2/3, working with Infrastructure NSW, Create NSW and the current and future tenants of the area. RCC successfully delivered Wharf 4/5 in December 2020.

The project will double the arts and cultural space at Walsh Bay, with the creation of new arts facilities and performance venues in Pier 2/3 and refurbished facilities in Wharf 4/5.

On completion, the revitalised Walsh Bay Arts precinct will be home to an expanded group of prestigious companies: Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, The Song Company, Bell Shakespeare, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Theatre for Young People. In their rejuvenated home these companies will add to the vibrancy and diversity of Sydney’s night time economy, increase cultural participation and enable a range of new local jobs.

Client: Infrastructure NSW
Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Dawes Point, NSW
Value: $280m
Completion date: Wharf 4/5 – December 2020, Pier 2/3 – Late 2021

CDRL Centre of Excellence

This project involved the construction of a world class training and administrative facility for the Canberra Raiders new headquarters in Braddon, ACT. Funded by both ACT and NSW Governments, the two-storey building houses amenities, storage areas and a canteen on the ground level, with a function area on the first floor featuring a bar, along with viewing and lounge areas, and associated car parking and landscaping works.

Spanning over 2,237m2, the ground floor features a gymnasium, locker room, equipment store, two players locker room, laundry, showers, toilets, cryo chamber, aquatic recovery, player lounge, player kitchen, drug testing, amenities, doctor’s office, physiotherapy, massage area, hall of fame, reception, entry foyer, circulation, lift and services.

The upper floor includes a collaboration area, CEO room, open meeting room, three interview rooms, control room, utility, two meeting rooms, two collaborative spaces, studio, store room, circulation, breakout room, amenities, boardroom, waiting area, lecture and theatre, services, lift and two football ops over a total area of 1,454m2.

Client: Canberra District Rugby League
Architect: Cox Architecture
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Brandon, ACT
Value: $15.5m
Completion date: March 2020

Canberra Southern Cross Club Health and Wellbeing Centre

Health and Wellbeing Centre over 5 floors designed to encompass a range of private tenants including hydrotherapy, spin cycling, gym physio, Healthy Eating Hub and Early Learning and Childcare Centre (Kids Club).

The CSCC Health and Wellbeing Centre will be a community hub, recognised for its leading role in the active lifestyle of local members. The building spans approximately 500sqm and a bridge and subsequent access has been delivered as means of access to an otherwise isolated site.

Client: Canberra Southern Cross Club
Architect: Clarke Keller
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Phillip, ACT
Value: $17m
Completion date: February 2018

Hillsong Epicentre

The multilevel facility was built within an existing precinct which comprised educational college facilities. Works included the expansion of the college and new state-of-the-art performing arts facilities comprising of a new 600 seat auditorium, associated back of stage facilities, multiple studios, musician and band rooms.

The building also includes a commercial grade television studio and sound recording studio. Additional works included construction of a 3-level underground carpark.

The Epicentre is Australia’s head office and operates round the clock 7 days a week. In 2018, the Epicentre won the Master
Builders Associations Excellence in Construction Award for Tertiary Building over $30m.

Client: Hills Christian Centre Limited
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Baulkham Hills
Value: $35m
Completion date: February 2017

Ngununggula, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery

​RCC was proud to act as the Development Partner to plan and manage the design and construction of the Ngununggula Gallery at Retford Park.

Ngununggula Gallery works included the restoration and upgrades of two existing buildings to provide a world-class art gallery space, along with a new public access road and carpark. Ngununggula, meaning ‘Belonging’ in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nation People, aims to be a treasured cultural destination for Southern Highlands community and visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy the visual arts.

  • Scope of works included:
    Repurposing existing heritage Vet Clinic into a 500sqm café and heritage Dairy building into an international museum grade gallery space which provides complete flexibility for the operators
  • Construction of new ancillary building to house education administrative functions including public amenities, gift shop and offices, as well as an outdoor collaborative learning and event space
  • Construction of new carpark and public road which provides access to the gallery and caters for event buses
    Extensive landscaping works including heritage significant landscaping which involved repurposing trees cut down for hard landscaping items (i.e. furniture, wheel stops, etc)
  • Installation and connection of all major services (gas, water, electricity) as there was limited capacity to the existing authority services to heritage buildings

Client: National Trust NSW
Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor on behalf of the Southern Highlands Gallery at Retford Park
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $7.6m
Completion date: August 2021

Knights Centre of Excellence

These state-of-the-art training facilities for the Newcastle Knights provide not only a new home for the team but also a vibrant new precinct for Newcastle’s sporting community. Scope of work included design & construction of a new purpose-built training facility and administration hub, including:

  • Gym & Pools (heated, ice, recovery)
  • Player locker rooms
  • Amenities
  • Office spaces
  • Physiotherapy rooms
  • Doctors consult rooms
  • High performance training offices
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Front-of-house facilities

Client: Newcastle Knights Rugby League
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Broadmeadow, NSW
Value: $14m
Completion date: December 2021