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Property Council Christmas Lunch
We had a wonderful time celebrating the end of another successful year with our clients and colleagues at the Property Council of Australia's Annual Christmas lunch last Friday.
Official Opening of the Beaumaris Sports Club
The new Beaumaris Sports Club was officially opened on Friday 1st December.
Combining football, cricket and tennis under the one roof, the new facility officially opened by the Honourable Tim Richardson MP, representing the States Government, The Bayside City Council Mayor Lawrence Evans, the State Member for Sandringham the Honourable Murray Thompson and the Chairman of the BSC Tony Mellick.
Image Courtesy of Beaumaris Football Club
SJ Higgins awarded West Moreton Anglican College
SJ Higgins have been awarded the principal contract for the new Senior School Reception at West Moreton Anglican College.
The project involves the refurbishment and extension of an existing double storey GLA Building, to incorporate a new Senior School Reception, informal learning areas, teaching spaces, covered lecture space & business centre.
The associated external works include a covered link to the existing buildings, an outdoor covered amphitheatre with extensive retaining walls & bridge access to the upper level from the street.
Image Courtesy of Bickerton Masters
Sod turned at HammondCare Caulfield
The first sod was turned yesterday for HammondCare Caulfield, marking the start of construction of the new dementia care village.
The $25 million site in Caulfield will house six cottages and 80 individual rooms for people living with dementia.
The 2 stage development will be delivered under a design and construct contract,
each cottage will have between 9 and 15 private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a centralised domestic kitchen for the preparation of fresh meals and a variety of domestic and familiar living areas.
A new basement carpark with 75 spaces, ambulance parking,
maintenance, plant and miscellaneous area
will also be constructed.
As part of the redevelopment, HammondCare will also establish a range of new ancillary
services aimed at creating opportunities to participate in activities of day to day life, including a
general store, a chapel, an arts room, a workshop and a salon.
Pictured is HammondCare General Manager of Residential Care, Angela Raguz, breaking ground with David Southwick MP and Jamie Hyams, Deputy Mayor for Glen Eira.
Image Courtesy of HammondCare
Uniting AgeWell Annual Charity Golf Day SJ Higgins Group is proud to have been a Gold Sponsor for the Uniting AgeWell Annual Charity Golf Day, which was held on Monday 20th November.
Held at the picturesque Commonwealth Golf Club Course, the golf day attracted 23 teams of keen golfers for an 18-hole event. In its fifth year running, the Charity Golf Day is Uniting AgeWell’s major fundraising event and has raised $54,000 towards the Wishing Well program.
Image Courtesy of Uniting AgeWell
Woodlea Pavilion completed We have successfully handed over
the new pavilion at Woodlea Estate as part of the Active Open Space precinct.
Woodlea is a fully integrated masterplanned community located at Rockbank
with a 30% of the estate dedicated to open space including walking and cycling paths, playgrounds and environmental features such as the protected River Redgum woodland, wetlands and the Kororoit Creek corridor.
Scope of works comprised new sporting complex with a centralised social space with servery access to a kitchen, two sets of home and away change rooms, umpire rooms, a tennis multipurpose room with storage facilities and self-contained amenities, as well as First Aid facilities and club storage areas.
Designed by GroupGSA
, the pavilion features two rectangular wings with simple skillion rooves house the change rooms and essential sporting pavilion facilities and are positioned to directly address the two ovals, while creating a welcoming gesture on the entry side. External walls to the wings on the entry side are concrete tilt-up feature panels for efficiency and robustness and are treated as a canvas for a landscape graphic, giving a unique identity to the facility. These solid wings sit in counterpoint to the highly transparent social space that joins and reconciles the geometry of the wings. Facing the ovals, each wing is constructed using coloured vitrapanel cladding and blackbutt timber cladding to suit the theme of the estate.
SJ Higgins Group delivers McDonald’s Queen Street Mall flagship store in time for opening
Our Queensland team are very excited to see the long days of hard work come to life at McDonald’s Queen Street Mall, as we witness the restaurant open its doors today.
The former iconic Jo-Jo’s restaurant on the corner of Albert & Queen Street in Brisbane’s CBD has received a $5 million “state-of-the-art” fitout, taking pole position as the largest McDonald’s retail project in the Southern Hemisphere. With an enormous 1,000sqm space and hosting 320 seats throughout there is plenty of space for all children, business people, student and parents and will be operating 24/7 from today.
Licensee, Tanya Mantei-Mulcahy says that the opening of this McDonald’s store in the city is ideal timing with the concept of this restaurant’s fitout reflecting the diversity of the CBD customers’ different needs.
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Picture: Landini Associates
SJ Higgins Group appointed to deliver Mentone Girls' Grammar School Wellbeing Precinct Stage 2SJ Higgins Group has been appointed as Head Contractor to deliver Stage 2 of Mentone Girls' Grammar School Wellbeing Precinct.
Stage 2 will see a new cutting-edge Aquatic Centre built with a 25m eight lane swimming pool with 1m and 3m diving boards, a training pool for early year swimmers, a multipurpose room, tiered seating, shower and change rooms that provide increased privacy and wheelchair platforms into both pools. External works include three multipurpose courts.
Image Courtesy of Peddle Thorp
New project: Preston Renewal Project Stage 1
We are very pleased to announce that SJ Higgins Group has been successful in their bid for the Victorian Government's Preston Renewal Project Stage 1.
This project is part of a $2.7 billion Homes for Victorians initiative to address housing and homelessness.
The first stage of the renewal will see 68 social housing units constructed on long-vacant land in Stokes Street and Penola Street. The initial redevelopment will provide a 10 per cent increase on the public housing previously provided on the two streets, where original homes built in the early 1940s were demolished between 2008 and 2012.
Time-lapse video of Mentone Grammar School Creativity Centre construction
Watch the time-lapse video of the recently delivered Creativity Centre at Mentone Grammar School.
Video Courtesy of Mentone Grammar School
SJ Higgins Group awarded two Uniting AgeWell projects
SJ Higgins Group has been successful in their bid for two Uniting AgeWell major redevelopment projects worth a combined $87 Million.
The Hawthorn site will be demolished to make way for a 120-bed residential facility and contemporary 49-apartment retirement living complex.
The Bruce Street site in West Preston will also be demolished and redeveloped into a 104-bed residential facility.
“We are excited to work with Uniting AgeWell and Thomson Adsett Architects to deliver these major redevelopment projects, which present a significant milestone in our company's continued growth in the seniors living sector. The award of these projects is also a great opportunity to demonstrate our strong credentials and skills to deliver state-of-the-art seniors living facilities,” said Mr Carl Scavo, Director of SJ Higgins Group. Image Courtesy of Thomson Adsett Architects
Mentone Grammar School's Creativity Centre to open doors on 4th June.
SJ Higgins Group has successfully handed over the new cutting edge Creativity Centre at Mentone Grammar School, which is opening its doors on Saturday 4th June.
The new two-level Creativity Centre includes a 450 seat theatre, learning facilities for middle and senior students including purpose-designed visual arts studios for painting, sculpture, drawing, digital photography, printmaking and visual communication design. There will also be a specialist food and materials technology, robotics, animation and 3D labs, a recording studio as part of an extensive new music school, drama and dance studios, passive and active learning zones and courtyards, and a stunning gallery space.
Image Source: Bayside Leader, Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Melba College Construction update
The Melba Secondary College Rebuild is progressing well with all three key structures taking shape. Below are images taken by a drone showing latest activities on site.
Top: Junior Building showing precast panels installed and level 1 formwork/reinforcing in place ready for concrete pour. Middle: Admin / Library / Cafeteria Building showing level 1 concrete slab complete.
Bottom: Senior Building formwork erection for level 1 slab being underway
Junior Building showing formwork and reinforcement in place with services roughed in ready for concrete pour. Crushed rock is being installed on left side of picture in preparation for external pavements.
The Hills Educational Foundation School progress time-lapse video
Time-lapse video showing progress of construction of a new GLA Building at The Hills Educational Foundation School in Jimboomba.
The Hon James Merlino MP officially commences demolition of CFA Edithvale
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into a new 3 storey community fire station comprising a 4-bay motor room, large multi-purpose room, a purpose built volunteer business hub, community meeting room, offices and other brigade facilities.
For more information, read the full press release
or visit the CFA Edithvale
Facebook page to keep abreast of project progress.
SJ Higgins Group awarded luxury apartments in Essendon
Construction of Buckley & Co apartments is set to break ground mid- year with sales currently underway.
Designed by Rothelowman, Buckley & Co boasts a collection of bespoke luxury residences featuring high end finishes, attention to detail and meticulously planned interior spaces.
The 5 level apartment building comprises 47 residences including one, two and three bedrooms apartments and three townhouses.
Each residence has been carefully planned with traditional spatially sensitive areas opened up to allow a boundless sense of space and style.
Images Courtesy of Rothelowman
St Peter's College Stage 5 construction commences
SJ Higgins Group was engaged by St Peter's College in December 2016 for our second project on their East Cranbourne campus - Year 9 Learning Centre.
Construction of Stage 5 is commencing today.
Stage 5 comprises construction of a new Year 9 Learning Centre together with all associated external services inlcudiing covered outdoor learning areas. This part of an award-winning development of an new campus delivered under a multi-staged construction program.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Hayball Architecture again to deliver this exciting project for St Peter's College.
New project: CFA EdithvaleWe are pleased to announce that SJ Higgins Group has been awarded the contract to build the new $3.5 Million CFA fire station in Edithvale.
The 3 storey community fire station comprises a 4-bay motor room, large multi-purpose room, a purpose built volunteer business hub, community meeting room, offices and other brigade facilities. For more information, visit the CFA Edithvale
Huntingtower School Performing Arts Centre Aerial PhotosConstruction of the new 750 seat performing arts centre at Huntingtower School is progressing well with concrete slab to the stage area complete and precast panel erection currently underway.
Check out the amazing aerial drone photos showing progress of the construction.
SJ Higgins Group refurbishes 100 year old hotelWe have recently completed the refurbishment of the 100 year old Palmwoods Hotel.
Completed in two stages whilst the hotel and pub remained operational, the project involved the relocation and refurbishment of amenities, new bar and TAB facilities as well as the refurbishment of the dining area and beer garden.
SJ Higgins Group to deliver upgrade to Peninsula Fair Shopping CentreOur Queensland office continues to expand their retail portfolio with the award of a $3.6 Million revitalisation project of the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, our second project with Retail First.
The project comprises upgrade of three major centre entrances, internal feature dome upgrade and re -painting to the entire Shopping Centre.. The entrance refresh works include new entry awnings and a major corporate signage upgrade inclusive of feature screens to the external elevations.
A new undercover walkway will also be constructed allowing the centre patrons protection from the weather when walking from the carpark to the centre’s entry. With the repainting of the entire centre, the centre will undergo a refreshing transformation and will provide the crisp new backdrop to the new entry awning works.
The internal feature dome will also undergo a facelift, with the introduction of feature timber battens, new furniture and lighting upgrade, this domed food court will stand out and provide a fresh new look to the centre’s food court precinct.
SJ Higgins Group named preferred tenderer for Uniting AgeWell Hawthorn
SJ Higgins Group has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the Uniting AgeWell Hawthorn project, which will see the existing Hawthorn site redeveloped for both residential aged care and independent living units.
Designed by Thomson Adsett, the project comprises construction of a new 120 bed aged care facility over 4 levels and 49 luxury retirement apartments.
Construction of a new 120 bed aged facility over 4 levels and 49 luxury retirement apartments in Hawthorn.
Image Courtesy of Thomson Adsett Architects
Rosebud Day Procedure and Radiology Centre
SJ Higgins Group is pleased to announce that we have been appointed the principal contractor for the Boneo Road Day Procedure and Radiology Centre in Rosebud.
The $4.5 Million two-storey medical centre was designed by BBP Architects. The ground floor includes a CT scan room, ultrasound, X-Ray, ambulance bay and amenities. The first floor features a surgical theatre, endoscopy theatre, eleven recovery bays and four consultation rooms.
Image Courtesy of BBP Architects