The University of Sydney – F07 LEES

University of Sydney- LEES 1 Building

Client: University of Sydney
Architect: HDR Rice Daubney
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $64m
Completion date: September 2018

The LEES 1 Building will consolidate the School of Molecular Biology and School of Biological Sciences within the Faculty of Science. An 8 level, USYD Sustainability Framework ‘Silver’ rated educational facility that consists of teaching support areas, hazardous materials handling areas, laboratory spaces for undergraduates and post graduates, and a public domain research area. The project is the first phase of a broader Life and Physical Sciences consolidation and a landmark project for the University of Sydney.

Opera Residences

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Client: Macrolink and Landream Australia
Architect: Crone Architects, Tzannes and Make
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Circular Quay, Sydney
Value: $140m
Completion date: March 2020

RCC is currently constructing 104 high end apartments over 19 levels within the busy Bennelong Point precinct. The construction will involve ground level retail, a restaurant, swimming pool and gym, and 6 levels of car parking. Opera Residences will feature a number of luxury finishes including Calacatta marble, Gold Portoro marble and travertine.

Public domain works include a through site link (public stairway) from Circular Quay to Macquarie Street.

UTS Central


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

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.

Lot 24 McCauley Street, Port Botany

Lot 24 McCauley Street, Port Botany

Client: Ramsay Property Group
Architect: Pressley & Temelko
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Port Botany, NSW
Value: $14.8 m
Completion date: November 2016

Development of an industrial precinct at Lot 1, McCauley Street, Port Botany. The project involved the Design and Construction of 30 warehouse units and associated hardstand and landscaping. 22 warehouses ranged from 170-260 sqm with 40-50 sqm offices and 8 warehouses ranged from 520-730 sqm with 130-140sqm offices.

Hillsong Epicentre

Hillsong Epicentre

Client: Hills Christian Centre Limited
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Baulkham Hills
Value: $33 m
Completion date: September 2016

The Epicentre project will provide a multi- purpose venue for members of the Hillsong Church.

The four storey project is being built on top of an existing education precinct and includes the expansion of the college and new state of the art performing arts facilities including a new auditorium, multiple studios, musician and band rooms.

Aqua Apartments


Client: Hollywood Apartments Pty Ltd
Architect: Kann Finch
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Bondi Junction, NSW
Value: $53.6 m
Completion date: August 2016

Design and construct of a 20 storey residential development comprising of 129 apartments, retail shops at ground level, car parking over 2 basements, ground and level 1. The car park is serviced by 2 car lifts, no ramps. The unique curved design features curved GRC panels, windows and balustrades.

The works included the demolition of the existing building and excavation for the two levels of basement car parking. As the site is located over the inner city train line, extensive monitoring of the impact of works on the train tunnel was mandatory – to achieve compliance with Sydney Trains requirements.  The site is also situated in a busy retail precinct with high pedestrian traffic. Traffic and safety management is a high priority onsite.

Canberra Metronode Data Centre

Canberra Metronode Data Centre

Client: Metronode Pty Ltd
Architect: Peckvonhartel
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Value: $14.4 m
Completion date: September 2015

The Canberra Data Centre is based on the Bladeroom Data Centre design, and is currently under construction. The data centre will be 2 levels, and based around, technical space; permanent work space for asset & security management 8 data halls, plant infrastructure & technical space and climate controlled computer containers.

ADFA Redevelopment

ADFA Redevelopment

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: Rice Daubney Architects
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Campbell, ACT
Value: $98.6 m
Completion date: March 2015

The redevelopment of existing university campus including a new 1200 seat auditorium, 300 seat lecture theatre, sports centre, refurbish cadets mess (kitchen & servery), teaching spaces and working accommodation. Richard Crookes Constructions is required to undertake works on existing facilities and infrastructure that require the refurbishment, upgrading, modification or extension of the existing facilities to meet ADFA’s operational and support capabilities for the next 20 years.

All buildings being built are within a confined working university campus and as such construction vibration and noise is a major consideration.
We ensure that the works are undertaken with minimal impact and disruption to normal ADFA operations and other activities. Our extensive experience working in operating Defence environments has provided us with proven methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety. Some key strategies include:

  • Keeping work areas (sites) well contained, highly organised, and well managed
  • Well co-ordinated and tightly controlled construction personnel movements, access, monitoring, storage logistics and traffic management
  • Construction activities will be co-ordinated within each work area through pro-active consultation
  • Communication and coordination with ADFA personnel will ensure OH&S procedures and practices are established, coordinated and maintained – we view this as a key to project safety.

Designated subcontractor parking plans have been developed, to minimise disturbance to ADFA. Site and pedestrian management plans have been developed through strategic planning, providing safe and efficient work sites which enable maximum access for ADFA around the grounds.

Tamworth Hospital

Tamworth Hospital

Client: Health Infrastructure
Architect: McConnel Smith & Johnson Pty Ltd
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $124m (JV with Lend Lease)
Completion date: September 2014

Delivered as part of a joint venture between Richards Crookes Constructions and Lend Lease, the project was the second, major stage of a four stage redevelopment of the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital (TRRH). The project consisted of design finalisation, construction and commissioning of the five-storey Acute Services Building (ASB), upgrades to the existing 1883 heritage listed building, construction of a new helipad, landscaping and civil infrastructure servicing.

Details of completed works:

  • Demolition of two single-storey buildings and one double-storey building,to make way for the new Acute Services Building (ASB) and civil and landscape areas.
  • In-ground services and detailed excavation following on from the Main Works 1 exc
    avation project.
  • Construction of the Acute Services Building; a predominantly concrete structure with post tension concrete suspended slabs and structural steel framing to the roof, main awnings and to the link bridge which links the new building to the existing hospital.
  • Construction of a composite aluminium façade complete with aluminium windows, glazed balustrades, timber screens and outdoor children’s play equipment located on level three.
  • Fitout and finishes within the Acute Services Building totalling approximately 27,430 square metres, across the following major departments: mortuary services, admissions, retail pharmacy, kitchen, centralsterile services department, bulk stores, back of house services, medical inpatients ward, emergency department, surgical inpatient ward, medical imagining, surgical units including eight operating theatres, recovery ward, high dependency unit, intensive care, special care nursery, and paediatric inpatient unit.
  • Demolition of existing awning to the occupied 1883 heritage hospital building followed by construction of a new awning and disabled access.
  • Civil works including new main entry road, emergency department access road, ambulance bay access, new roundabout on Dean Street, permanent detention basin, modification of existing car park entry and helipad access road.
  • New helipad constructed adjacent to the Acute Services building, complete with link bridge and lift shaft.
  • Construction of Structural Steel Bridge, linking the new hospital to the existing Brudelin building.
  • Landscaping to surrounding areas, including palliative care and mortuary courtyards. TRRH operates the busiest 24-hour emergency department in rural NSW. The construction, delivered on time and budget, took place on a live hospital campus.