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Beach Constructions Wins the 2020 NSW Master Builders Award for Adaptive Re-use

Beach Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd has won the NSW Master Builders’ Construction Excellence Award for transforming a dilapidated old warehouse on the top floor of a heritage building in Surry Hills into a modern workspace with a mezzanine floor and roof top terrace that opens up to the city skyline.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win a prestigious Master Builders Award, said Sarkis Mouradian, Construction Director at Beach Construction. “

The Ballarat House project, located at 62-78 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills is an excellent example of heritage protection and contemporary architectural design being brought to life by Beach’s innovative and collaborative approach to construction.

Sarkis said “I am very proud of the Beach team and our sub-contractors for the work they did on this project. Not only did we complete the works within the confines of a heritage building, the roof was removed and replaced whilst the building remained operational and fully tenanted.”

The unique architectural design also required the 100 year old timber from the old roof to be repurposed and used throughout the workspace. Using specialist trades the timber was milled and reused to create privacy screenings which are now a key architectural feature” he said.

The announcement was made via the online awards ceremony held on Friday 20th November and it is the second award the builder has received for this project. On the 16th October, Beach Constructions received a High Commendation at the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Awards for Professional Excellence in Building.

We entered the Master Builders Award this year because we believe projects that revive our architectural history and integrate heritage features with modern design should be celebrated.  These projects often present unique challenges that can only be overcome with excellent construction management skills and innovative solutions to managing risk and buildability issues.” Sarkis explained.

“I would like to thank our wonderful client Monique Coorey from Moruben Enterprises and Hill Thalis Architecture for choosing Beach Constructions to partner with them on this very special adaptive re-use project. Together the heritage fabric of the building has been not only protected but enhanced and the result is a stunning, modern workspace that blends contemporary and heritage architecture.”

Beach Constructions NSW Pty Ltd is a commercial builder located in Leichhardt who has been building commercial projects for 30 years. They specialise in heritage, industrial, automotive and education projects.

For photos check out https://www.beach.com.au/current-projects/featured-project/.

 

Beach Delivers its Third, Large-scale Industrial Complex in 12 Months

Beach Constructions NSW is proud to deliver its third industrial/self-storage development in just over 12 months cementing its reputation as a significant player in the industrial sector.

Celebrating 30 years as a commercial builder, the Beach brand is becoming synonymous with high quality industrial projects delivered well within programme expectations.

These latest projects include:

Enterprise Industrial Estate Thornleigh

This 11,000sqm industrial complex consists of 34 industrial units/warehouses with mezzanine offices and 44 self-storage units. It’s our second project for this client and is a stand out warehousing and self-storage development in Thornleigh.

Enterprise Industrial Estate – 35 Sefton Rd Thornleigh

North Star Industrial Estate Belrose

14,000sqm light industrial/self-storage complex set across multiple levels. With 70 self-storage units of varying sizes and 24 warehouses with mezzanine offices, this complex is certainly making its mark in Belrose.

North Star Industrial Estate – 8 Narabang Way Belrose

Enterprise Industrial Estate Lane Cove 

This 8,000sqm light industrial estate is set across 4 levels in Lane Cove’s much sought after commercial area. The development includes 29 self-storage units and 15 warehouses with mezzanine offices.

Enterprise Industrial Estate –  23A Mars Rd Lane Cove

The Beach team continues to improve its construction methodologies and value engineering solutions to ensure its clients get the best return on their investments.

If you are interested in finding out why Building with Beach is better, call Skye Reardon, Business Development Manager on 0411 696 736.

Beach Gets Safety Tick of Approval

Safety is our number one priority and Beach Constructions is now accredited under the Australian Government Building and Construction, Work Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme.

The scheme recognises builders who comply with the highest standards of safety and are audited by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.  Not only are we  delighted with this recognition, Beach will now be eligible to bid for construction projects that are funded by the Federal Government.

200 Precast Panels Erected at Thornleigh

Over 200 precast concrete panels have been installed at our Thornleigh Industrial Project.   We are Looking forward to the next stage and getting the roof on. A big thanks to all involved, especially www.everwillingcranes.com.au for ensuring the installation was super smooth and safe.

Beach Constructions Joins Self Storage Association

A new year and new partnerships – Beach Constructions joins the Self Storage Association of Australasia to provide construction services to its growing membership base.

The Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) is the peak industry body representing the self storage industry of Australia and New Zealand for 30 years.

With more than 850 members, some we have worked with already, Beach looks forward to helping our fellow members design and build storage facilities as demand for off-site storage space continues to grow.

We are hearing that many self-storage owners have outgrown their existing site and are looking to expand or re-use their existing space.

Our expert industrial team offers bespoke solutions for difficult sites or projects with limited access. Our clients benefit from our intellectual property developed over 30 years resulting in lower design and construction costs. We can also offer early stage budgeting services to help assess project feasibility.

We  are proud to be a self-storage builder and look for forward to being part of with Self Storage Association of Australasia for many years to come.  www.selfstorage.org.au

 

So The Transformation Begins… 35 Whiting Street, Artarmon

We are very excited to take possession of 35 Whiting Street Artarmon as we embark on transforming the old Sydney City Prestige site to a new multi-storey commercial building. Beach loves re-purposing buildings and this passion combined with the client’s vision and the skills of MHDP Architects will see the creation of a high end automotive workshop and showroom. Set across three levels, it will also include a vehicle storage space and an office.

Sleeping Rough to Raise Money for Homeless Youth

Beach Constructions proudly participated in the 2019 SleepStreet, organised by the Property Industry Foundation (PIF). The charity, supported by companies in the construction industry raised over $235,000 to help build houses and reduce homelessness.

Participants experienced sleeping rough for one night.

” We started the night sleeping on a cardboard box in the park until it started to rain. We then had to quickly find some sort of shelter, and most of us found refuge in door ways or under walkways”  said Skye Reardon, Business Development Manager, Beach Constructions.

” As you can imagine, most us didn’t sleep well that night, but it was great to see the industry come together for such a wonderful cause. It’s awful to know that so many people, especially kids, sleep rough in our cities every night.  The least we can do is walk in their shoes for one night so we can raise awareness and much needed funds for the PIF Foundation  Skye said “.

 

 

Handover Time – 2 Months Ahead of Schedule

Our industrial project at Lane Cove, delivered for Trumen Corp is now complete,  two months ahead of schedule. The lucky tenants are moving in and are enjoying having access to modern industrial facilities so close to the CBD.

A big shout out to the Beach project team for making this project come to life.

Some pics below.

Smashing Construction Milestones – Belrose Industrial Estate

There is smiles all round as our second project for Life Property Group smashes another project milestone as we track well  ahead of schedule.

We are building 105 storage and warehouse units at 8 Narabang Way Belrose and the project is approximately 70% complete.

Thanks to Beach’s innovative design and construction methodology we have reduced the cost of construction for the client by a million dollars, fast tracked completion and improved site safety.

Our design uses a combination of Concrete Core Filed Blockwork, Hollowcore Precast Concrete Columns and Floor Planks, Concrete Precast Wall Panels and Insitu Concrete.

We are very proud to be working with Life Property Group on this development.

Building Excellence Award for Restoring Heritage Listed Buildings

Beach Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd received a 2019 Professional Excellence in Building Award at The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW awards ceremony at Darling Harbour on Friday, 26th July.

One of six finalists, Beach received the only Award in the open category “other” for Heritage, acknowledging the company’s technical capability as well project and stakeholder management skills.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award for the restoration of five state significant buildings within the Parramatta’s heritage core”, said Sarkis Mouradian, Construction Director at Beach Constructions NSW.

“In 2017 we were engaged to undertake Stage 1 of the Parramatta North Urban Transformation Project (PNUT) by UrbanGrowth Development Corporation after a successful competitive tender process.

“ The Norma Parker Building (1840s), Laundry Building, (1847), former Lunatic Asylum (1847), Recreational Hall and Cricket Pavilion were in disrepair and needed major structural and building repair to ensure stop these historical buildings from deteriorating further.

“As the second oldest British settlement on the mainland, we knew from the beginning how important this project was, not only to Beach, but the community and this award also recognises that importance.

“The buildings and the surrounding lands, hold significant cultural meaning and archaeological importance for both European and indigenous Australian communities.

“I would like to thank the Beach team, our sub-contractors, NSW UrbanGrowth Corporation and the project stakeholders for helping us deliver a successful project that led to us winning this prestigious award.

“Like all projects, there were challenges and we had to think outside the box for solutions, but the project team was committed to ensuring that we restored these buildings for future generations to enjoy.  We are very proud of the PNUT project and our involvement”.  Mr Sarkis Mouradian said.