SOUL SURFERS PARADISE WINS MASTER BUILDERS AWARDS

Written on the 9 August 2013

SOUL SURFERS PARADISE WINS MASTER BUILDERS AWARDS

SOUL Residential Apartments took two gongs at the Master Builders Gold Coast 2013 Housing and Construction Awards announced during August.

The Surfers Paradise structure was awarded in the prestigious Project of the Year and also Residential Building (high-rise over $20 million) categories.

Soul was the first Queensland project for development, construction and investment management company Grocon.

Contract manager Kingsley Schultz says when the contract to build the 77-storey tower was signed in 2007, it was the largest private construction deal awarded in Australia for a single tower development.

“Grocon is proud to state the overall finished product has achieved an exceptionally high standard of finish for such a complex and challenging project,” says Schultz.

The $850 million beachfront titan features 286 apartments, including 16 sub-penthouses and a four-level penthouse, plus a 40-outlet retail complex.

At 249.5 metres it is the second tallest building on the Coast.

The local building industry’s night of nights also awarded V-Build Construction Services with House of the Year for a five-pavilion home at Kingsholme.

Renowned architect Chris Van Dyke designed the residence while his son, V-Build Construction Services director Keith Van Dyke, called on his 23 years’ building experience to create it.

Other 2013 winners included Astute Projects which won Civil Contractor of the Year, and Brayshaw Constructions which picked up three awards including the prestigious Ron McMaster Memorial Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship.

Full list of winners:
• Trade Contractor – Brick/Block Laying, Stone Masonry, Concreting & Tiling – Peter Johnston Tiling Pty Ltd – Twin Towns Services Club Refurbishment
• Trade Contractor – Swimming Pool, Outdoor Living & Landscaping – Beau Homes Pty Ltd t/a Beau Corp Aquatic & Construction
• Trade Contractor – Glazing – Caribbean Contractors Pty Ltd – Gold Coast University Hospital
• Health & Education Facilities up to $5 million – Condev Construction Pty Ltd – Somerset College - The Knowledge & Information Precinct
• Health & Education Facilities $5 million – $20 million – AP Constructions Qld Pty Ltd – The Southport School – Sheil Building
• Health & Education Facilities over $20 million – Evans Harch Pty Ltd – Pimpama State Secondary College
• Sporting & Community Service Facilities up to $5 million – Multi Span Australia Pty Ltd – Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre Climbing Facility
• Sporting & Community Service Facilities $5 million – $20 million – Northbuild Construction Pty Ltd – Helensvale Library, Community & Cultural Centre
• Tourism & Hospitality Facilities up to $5 million – FW Curley Pty Ltd – Cavill Mall Refurbishment
• Tourism & Hospitality Facilities over $5 million – J Hutchinson Pty Ltd t/a Hutchinson Builders – Twin Towns Services Club Refurbishment
• Refurbishment/Renovation up to $5 million – Isis Group Australia (Qld) Pty Ltd – Virgin Australia Gold Coast Lounge
• Refurbishment/Renovation over $5 million – J Hutchinson Pty Ltd t/a Hutchinson Builders – Twin Towns Services Club Refurbishment
• Retail Facilities over $5 million – Condev Construction Pty Ltd – Von Bibra Showroom
• Industrial Building up to $5 million – Alder Constructions Pty Ltd – JJ Richards & Sons Gold Coast Facility
• Industrial Building over $5 million – Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd – Gold Coast University Hospital Car Park
• Commercial Building (office accommodation) up to $2.5 million – Rawcorp Pty Ltd
• Commercial Building (office accommodation) $2.5 million – $5 million – Walton Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd – Oz Care Regional Office
• Lifestyle Housing for Seniors – Ruby Developments Pty Ltd – Ruby Gardens over 50s Lifestyle Resort
• Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storey) over $20 million – Grocon Constructors (Qld) Pty Ltd – Soul Residential Apartments
• Innovation in Environmental Management – AP Constructions Qld Pty Ltd – The Southport School Sheil Building Housing
• Housing for Sloping Sites up to $425,000 – Choice Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd – The Cordoba 3B
• Housing for Sloping Sites over $426,000 – Chelbrooke Homes Pty Ltd
• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 – Sanctuary 28 Projects Qld Pty Ltd
• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 – $1 million – Eco Projects & Developments Pty Ltd
• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million – Brayshaw Constructions Pty Ltd
• Low-Rise Multi-Residential Housing (duplexes) – Burling Contracting Pty Ltd
• Low-Rise Multi-Residential Housing (townhouses) – Sunland Homes Pty Ltd – Gardene Stage 2-4
• Best Bathroom – Alder Constructions Pty Ltd
• Best Kitchen – F W Curley Pty Ltd
• Display Home up to $275,000 – Cummins Constructions Pty Ltd t/a GJ Gardner Homes Gold Coast North – Rosewood 2013
• Display Home $276,000 – $375,000 – Newstart Homes (S E Qld) Pty Ltd – The Cabarita
• Display Home $376,000 – $475,000 – Palladio Homes Pty Ltd – The Resort
• Display Home $476,000 – $625,000 – Misa Constructions Pty Ltd – Salt 3400
• Individual Home up to $275,000 – Alliance Homes Pty Ltd t/a Stylemaster Homes – Baybreeze 30 Aspen
• Individual Home $276,000 – $375,000 – Frase Constructions Pty Ltd t/a GJ Gardner Homes Tweed Heads
• Individual Home $376,000 – $475,000 – H2 Homes Pty Ltd t/a H2 Constructions Qld
• Individual Home $476,000 – $625,000 – Frase Constructions Pty Ltd t/a GJ Gardner Homes Tweed Heads
• Individual Home $626,000 – $775,000 – Cummins Constructions Pty Ltd t/a GJ Gardner Homes Gold Coast North
• Individual Home $776,000 – $1 million – Doohan Developments Pty Ltd
• Individual Home $1 million – $1.5 million – Allwood Contractors Pty Ltd
• Individual Home $1.5 million – $2 million – JMD Projects (Qld) Pty Ltd
• Individual Home over $2 million – V-Build Construction Services Pty Ltd Majors
• Civil Contractor of the Year – Astute Projects Pty Ltd – Seal Harbour & Dolphin Pools
• Apprentice of the Year – Kallum Brayshaw
• Apprentice Employer of the Year – Brayshaw Constructions Pty Ltd
• Women in Building Award – Karla Hobley
• The Ron McMaster Memorial Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship – Brayshaw Constructions Pty Ltd
• Rising Star Award – Paul Harms


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