• First building at Sydney’s Eastlakes Live topped out

    Crown Group has celebrated the ‘topping out’ of the first building at Eastlakes Live, an important milestone in one of the most exciting residential and retail developments the area has seen in decades. ... more
  • First look at the new roof for Sydney’s Central Station

    The public has just been given their first glimpse at the new 2,240 square metre vaulted roof at Central Station. Installation is underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro. The roof rises to 16 metre... more
  • 35 South Marina officially underway in Adelaide

    After securing the green light from the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) earlier this month, 35 South Marina is now going full steam ahead. Designed by Hames Sharley, 35 South Marina Hotel is set to ... more
  • Roadmap for one of the largest medical centres in the southern hemisphere

    The Hames Sharley Team and their consultants engaged with stakeholders extensively for the Master Plan of Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), which ensures a carefully planned future for the development... more

Construction starts on $350M ‘Innovation Quarter’ in Western Sydney

Construction has commenced at the $350 million ‘Innovation Quarter’ (iQ) project in Westmead which will deliver a visionary hub of over 43,000 square metres of critical health, education, research and business space. In addition to delivering vital infrastructure, iQ will substantially elevate Westmead’s status as one of the world’s most advanced health and innovation districts. The ground-breaking coincides with the announcement of Australia’s national science research agency, the CSIRO, as a key tenant at iQ. The CSIRO will move world-leading research staff from its e-Health, Nutrition and Heal... more

Shopping centre hits another major milestone in its construction journey

Queensland’s Yamanto Central has reached another major milestone in its construction journey. Roof sheeting has commenced with the Coles tenancy now complete and the rest of the Market Hall to follow in the coming weeks. The centre is set to open in the first half of 2021. Shopping centre owner and developer, JMK Retail, general manager Vicki Leavy said the project timeline is less vulnerable to delays due to external elements. "As roofing is progressively installed, much of the activity will be internalised however we will still continue to see the external design elements of the centre taking shape ove... more

Business lounge offers tenants a flexible workspace

Brookfield Properties has teamed up with Hub Australia to provide a free premium lounge to tenants in its $2 billion Brookfield Place Sydney project currently under development integrated with Wynyard station. Hub Australia will occupy approximately 4,000 square metres (sqm) of space over two levels in the project’s new 27-storey commercial office tower, with 400 sqm of that tenancy to be set aside as a free premium lounge for Brookfield Place Sydney tenants and Hub Australia customers. Carl Schibrowski, Executive Vice President and Co-Head at Brookfield Properties, said across the globe there are new i... more

Construction commences at landmark Geelong Civic Precinct

The soil has been turned at the new Geelong Civic Precinct, marking the start of construction for the city-shaping project, developed by Quintessential Equity for the City of Greater Geelong. Located at 137 Mercer St, the $220 million Civic Precinct – set to create a central office for the City of Greater Geelong’s central Geelong-based workforce, a separate office building owned by Quintessential Equity, as well as a 2,600 square metre public precinct – is one of the region’s largest development projects. The commencement of construction follows the project’s green-light in late June 2020 from t... more

Construction kicks off on botanical science facility

Construction is officially underway on the new National Herbarium of NSW, designed by Architectus in collaboration with architect Richard Leplastrier and landscape architect Craig Burton. Funded by the NSW Government, construction of the new Herbarium at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, forms part of the $60 million Western Sydney Deal to protect the collection of over 1.4 million botanical specimens (including those collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1770). The new Herbarium will be a world-class botanic science facility designed to h... more

Accessible apartments address disability housing crisis

Construction has commenced on 12 Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments which will help address the disability housing crisis in Toowoomba. The SDA apartments located in Hume Street in South Toowoomba will help to tackle the shortfall of 90 critical SDA homes in Toowoomba, identified in a report released by Summer Foundation and Social Ventures Australia. As part of MS Queensland’s Best Life Project, the organisation is taking on the role as both developer and Supported Independent Living (SIL) service provider, to provide an accessible solution to people living with Multiple Sclerosis (M... more

$8M office revamp puts a focus on sustainability and wellbeing

Quintessential Equity has completed an $8 million refurbishment of its CBD office building in Adelaide which puts sustainability and wellbeing at its core. The building, located at 431 King William St, is expected to ‘far exceed’ the goal of 4.5 NABERS Stars, having just undergone extensive engineering upgrades targeting energy consumption, air quality and waste management. Now complete, it is anticipated that the building will achieve a net reduction of over 400 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per annum - the equivalent of removing 181 cars from the road each year. Quintessential Equity’s gene... more

$2B office and retail development officially tops out

Brookfield Properties has marked a significant milestone in its delivery of the $2 billion office and retail development connecting Wynyard Station to George Street this month, by celebrating the topping out of the new tower structure and the renaming of the former Wynyard Place project to Brookfield Place Sydney. Designed in collaboration by Make Architects and Architectus, Brookfield Place Sydney will transform Wynyard into a world-class urban precinct in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The project’s centrepiece is a new office tower comprising 27 levels of office accommodation, with the revamped precinct... more