Watt Street Commercial

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Client: Watt Street Commercial Pty Ltd
Architect: Crone Partners
Delivery Form: Design and Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $14m
Completion date: December 2013

Watt Street Commercial consisted of the refurbishment to the existing David Maddison research facility into 6 levels of open plan, Green Star and 4.5 Star Nabers Rated, A Grade Commercial office space. The project also includes a 200 seat lecture theatre, secure on-site parking, landscaped courtyard and entry foyer cafe featuring a living green wall. (Gross Floor Area of approx 8600m2).

Major demolition works were undertaken to clear out all of the existing partitions before work began on creating this prime commercial centre. The building received:

  • Brand new façade cladding, sunshade louvres and glazing all round;
  • Four large terraces were given a major overhaul including tiling and glazed balustrades;
  • The iconic existing curved concrete facades were given new life through pressure cleaning and painting as well as the external concrete columns;
  • Additions of a café space, large atrium, vertical garden, timber feature wall, carefully selected tiles, architecturally designed landscaping and all new footpaths to surrounds.
  • The electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, fire, security and lift services were completely re-designed and installed new, to comply with greenstar regulations.
  • Extension of the southern end of the building from Level 4 to roof.

Callaghan College Campus

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Client: School Infrastructure NSW
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Jesmond, NSW
Value: $14.1m
Completion date: January 2020

RCC has been engaged to deliver both the early works and main works package for Callaghan College Campus in Jesmond. Early works consisted of the construction of a new road to provide improved access to Callaghan College and Heaton Public School & the removal of existing trees.

Main Works consists of:

  • 9 new permanent teaching spaces
  • New multipurpose hall over 2 levels with art spaces, performance areas and fitness classrooms.
  • All-weather roofing over existing basketball courts
  • Demolition of a Bini Dome and removal of all built works and in-ground services
  • Removal of demountables, demolition of associated structures and services, & construction of an A grade carpark.

Rutherford Public School

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Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Rutherford, NSW
Value: $14.6m
Completion date: October 2019

The Design & Construct contract includes upgrade works to Rutherford Public School consisting of:

  • Relocation of the existing MDR to facilitate access to the new Homebases building site;
  • New substation works;
  • Demolition of Block B which houses the existing community hall and canteen;
  • Construction of the new administration, hall and canteen;
  • Construction of the new home bases building;
  • Transfer of the old administration, canteen and hall to new facilities;
  • Demolish the old Administration Building; and
  • Modification of CR34 / Toilet modifications

Hunter School of Performing Arts

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Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Broadmeadow, NSW
Value: $10m
Completion date: January 2019

Delivered on an accelerated timeline, works included demolition of the existing bini-dome structure and construction of a new multi-purpose building comprising of multi-use hall and theatre space, performing and dance studios, gymnasium and fitness room, and bathroom and change-room facilities. External works included associated landscaping of the old bini-dome site and new outdoor games courts.

East End Newcastle

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Client: Iris Capital
Architect: SJB Architects along with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer & Durbach Block Jaggers
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $108.5m
Completion date: September 2020

Design & Construction of three residential buildings within the Newcastle CBD to create an urban village of contemporary apartments, laneways & retail. The three buildings (ranging between 10-11 storeys) will contain 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with associated car parking. The project will offer retail spaces on the lower levels and include the refurbishment of the existing heritage David Jones building and retention of the heritage facades of the Washington and Fabric House buildings.

The Herald Apartments

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Client: EG Funds & Stronach Property
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Mirams
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $44m
Completion date: November 2018

Design & construction of 8 storeys of residential units with 3 storeys of underground car parking.  This new residential building will be integrated with the retained section of the existing Herald newspaper building which is being refurbished into 4 levels of commercial space and the restoration of its heritage listed façade.

Arena Apartments – North & South Towers

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Client: KRED & Stronach Property
Architect: DWP / Suters Newcastle
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $61.7 m
Completion date: May 2017

Arena North – The North building features 165 one, two, three & four bedroom apartments over 18 levels including 4 levels of basement car parking, ground floor hospitality and commercial space.

Arena South – Construction of 55 apartments over 8 levels containing one and two bedroom apartments with basement car parking. Extensive façade detailing was included to mitigate local environmental risks including high wind and proximity to beach.

Arvia Apartments

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Client: Stronach Property
Architect: Next Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $16.2 m
Completion date: August 2011

The project is a mixed use building consisting of 3 levels of basement parking for 52 vehicles, ground level electrical substation, communal spaces and 10 levels of residential apartments above ground. It also contains public domain improvements, servicing and storage areas together with the provision of associated services, and drainage infrastructure.