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

UTS Central

RCC partnered with the University and FJMT under a Managing Contractor agreement we could progress the concept design without delaying the construction of the project. This process allowed RCC to actively contribute to the design and value management in real time.

The works involved the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new teaching building, including a new UTS Library, Faculty of Engineering, learning commons and research labs. The building presents as an undulating semitransparent building wrapping the base of the tower, this is achieved with curved glass façade.

Since starting on site, $63m (25%) additional scope has been added to the scope of works, including super lab fitout, feature stairs and fitout of the tower.

Client: University of Technology Sydney
Architect: FJMT
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Ultimo, NSW
Value: $307m
Completion date: August 2019

University of Wollongong Molecular & Life Sciences Building

Design and construction of a Molecular and Life Sciences building up to five storeys at the University of Wollongong, Wollongong campus, comprising of:

  • Site excavation and establishment works;
  • Office and administration areas;
  • meeting and conference rooms;
  • Research and chemistry laboratories;
  • Animal house;
  • Astronomy and chemistry roof platform with rooftop mechanical plant.

The MLS project also consists of the:

  • Construction of single pedestrian bridge between the MLS building and the adjoining IHMRI (building 32);
  • Reconfiguration of the eastern portion of existing P7 car parking to accommodate 13 accessible car parking spaces; Construction and augmentation of associated infrastructure services including a stormwater management, electricity substation and telecommunications;
  • Landscape and public domain works including leaning spaces, gathering spaces, gardens and the planting of new vegetation including 12 advanced plants and accessible paths; and
  • Installation of building identification signage, on the eastern and western facades of the lit overrun.

Client: University of Wollongong
Architect: Jacobs Engineering Sydney
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Wollongong, NSW
Value: $57m
Completion date: January 2020

Alexandria Park Community School

The redevelopment of Alexandria Park Community School will involve the demolition of the existing school and construction of a new school suitable for 1,000 primary and 1,200 secondary students.

The new construction will include:

  • Multiple school buildings up to 5 storeys, including classroom home bases, collaborative and specialists learning spaces/hubs and learning support spaces, offices for teachers and administration staff, a sports hall, library, and student canteen.
  • Construction of 2 outdoor sports courts and an all-weather, all-purpose synthetic sports field.
  • Construction of informal play spaces and a Covered Outdoor Learning Space (COLA).
  • Site landscaping including green links, community garden, open space areas and rooftop play spaces.
  • On-site car parking and associated vehicular access point off Belmont Street.
  • Ancillary infrastructure and utilities.

Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: Tanner Kibble Denton (TKD)
Delivery Form: Design and Construct
Location: Alexandria, NSW
Value: $103m
Completion date: December 2021

Wyong Hospital Redevelopment

Construction of a new six-storey Clinical Services Building (CSB) including a new emergency department, increasing operating theatres, and ICU/HDU capacity, mental health expansion, additional inpatient beds for medical and acute services, clinical and non-clinical support services and parking.

Refurbishments works took place including alterations to CSSD packing area and decontamination area, works to theatre area including the construction of one additional theatre, 3 additional recovery bays and support spaces, reconfiguration of pharmacy, modifications to the existing emergency department short stay unit and refurbishment to maternity.

Client: Health Infrastructure
Architect: HDR
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Hamlyn Terrace, NSW
Value: $129m
Completion date: December 2021

Sydney Business Park ASICS

Design and Construction of a high-quality warehouse for end-user Asics. RCC worked closely with Sydney Business Park and Asics for a seamless fit out integration that reflected the Asics brand and reflected both the interior and exterior finishes to achieve the required design.

The project includes the construction of a 24,965m² warehouse, 2-level main office 3,800m² and dock office 200m², 1,500m² retail showroom, a 4,500m² specialised private sporting field and external works consisting of hardstand pavements, light duty pavement to carpark with fire brigade access.

Client: Sydney Business Park
Architect: SBA Architects
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Marsden Park, NSW
Value: $25m
Completion date: August 2019

East End Stage 1, Newcastle

Transformation of the heart of Newcastle into an urban village precinct of contemporary apartments, laneways and retail. D&C of Stage 1 comprised of three buildings ranging from 10-11 storeys, containing 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments with car parking. The podium level features retail spaces including Newcastle’s first Woolworths Metro.

Client: Iris Capital
Architect: SJB Architects along with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer & Durbach Block Jaggers
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $109m
Completion date: February 2021

University of Newcastle BioResearch Building

State-of-the-art 3,500m² holding and procedure facility within the UoN Medical Sciences Precinct. Enabling works consisted of demolition, services infrastructure relocation and bulk earthworks. Main works involved the construction of a new multi-level building with PC2 quarantine facilities, genomic editing facility, special germ-free, clean facilities SPF, PC2, OGTR. Also included entry, administration and office spaces, consumables/waste storage and secure loading dock.

Client: University of Newcastle
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Callaghan, NSW
Value: $30m
Completion date: October 2020

M by Montefiore

M by Montefiore is set to be a retirement living benchmark project with high end design and quality finishes across 79 new luxury Independent Living Units (ILUs) in the south west area of the Montefiore Randwick campus.

The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer stunning interiors and abundant space for private entertaining, designed by leading architecture firm Jackson Teece. The secure, private complex combines 5-star inclusions such as a pool, fitness centre, private cinema, concierge and club lounge, with the peace of mind that comes from having Montefiore’s leading health support available at all times.

Client: Sir Moses Montefiore
Architect: Jackson Teece
Delivery Form: Design and Construct
Location: Randwick, NSW
Value: $106 m
Completion date: March 2020