Record win for WA builders at 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards

Record win for WA builders at 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards

WA builders had a bumper year at the 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards, taking home a record 12 honours for commercial and residential projects.

Multiplex won three awards including National Commercial Master Builder of the Year for Optus Stadium to become the first WA builder to win Australia’s top commercial building prize.

Awards for the best commercial construction in the over $100 million category and best entertainment and recreation facility also went to the Perth-based builder for its stadium work.

The event at the Adelaide Convention Centre tonight was a bright spot in a year of economic gloom for the state’s builders, who also collected trophies in categories including display homes, retirement villages, restorations and energy efficiency.

“The national awards are the pinnacle of the building and construction industry,” Master Builders executive director John Gelavis said.

“The stadium’s success has not only been proven by state, national and international awards this year but by its swift integration into the lives and affections of West Australians.”

Another major title relating to the stadium went to Laing O’Rourke, which won the National Civil/Infrastructure Award in the over $25 million category for the Perth Stadium Station in Burswood. The six-platform station, which can move up to 28,000 people an hour, was completed on time and with minimal impact to Perth’s rail network.

Other award winners included McCorkell Construction, which received the National Commercial Historical Restoration Award for the overhaul of the Fremantle Town Hall. The work was the largest conservation project ever undertaken by the City of Fremantle and included masonry repairs, roof replacement, timber restoration and refurbishment of the clock.

BGC Construction triumphed in the National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award retirement villages category for the St Ives development in Carine. It was the first and largest stage of a new complex with 63 luxury apartments over seven storeys, basement car parking, restaurant, cafe, clubhouse, bar, library and separate health pavilion.

The St Ives development in Carine won BGC Construction the National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award in the retirement villages category.

Weststyle Design and Development won the Medium Density Award for two to five dwellings for its project at Camden Street, Wembley Downs, where two grand family homes built side by side have harmonious designs.

Family building company A Di Bucci & Son was successful in the National Luxury Project Home $2 million to $3 million category for a glamorous home in Mt Pleasant.

The award for National Luxury Project Home in the $2 to $3 million category was proudly received by family building company A Di Bucci & Son for this home along The Esplanade, Mt Pleasant.

WA builders also won three awards for display homes. Celebration Homes topped the under $250,000 category for The Ellington in Midvale, New Generation Homes triumphed in the $250,000 to $350,000 category for Oak Ridge in Baldivis and Novus Homes earned the title in the $500,000 to $1.5 million category for The Paragon in Illuka.

Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings and Step Beyond received the National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award for a solar-passive home in West Leederville.