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  • The field of entrants this year was "one of the most diverse"
  • Jewel Residences on the Gold Coast took out Project of the Year
  • Every floor in every tower is a different shape and size

The 2021 Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards saw a field of inspirational projects, with the three major awards taken out by residential towers that look befitting of its name, a house that is more akin to a sprawling estate or exclusive resort, and another house that exudes Scandanavian chic.

This years entrants were “one of the most diverse we’ve seen”, said Master Builders (MBA) CEO Grant Galvin.

“From stunning renovations and beautiful new homes, to important community, education, healthcare and tourism facilities, and soaring residential and business towers inspiring the imagination — there’s nothing Master Builders can’t accomplish,” Mr Galvin said.

“The efforts of individuals from apprentices, to women leading the way in the industry, and builders showing the promise of a long and exciting future ahead, is also something we are always delighted to celebrate.”

Project of the Year

Jewel Residences by Multiplex Constructions Qld Pty Ltd won the award. The three luxury residential towers on Queensland’s Gold Coast look befitting of the name, Jewel, and was a project that had many intricacies.

Every floor in every tower is a different shape and size, each with intricacies you have to see up close to understand their true complexity.

The judges praised the project:

“The engineering and subsequent construction challenges that were overcome to build three different, 40+ storey towers, where every floor plate on every level is different, in such close proximity to each other, is mind blowing. It is not until you stand at the bottom of the towers and look up that you start to appreciate the enormity of the challenge faced by the project team.”

Judges also noted that when speaking to the project team, the passion invested in the Jewel was evident in every fibre of the team:

“Talking to the project team when we attended the site clearly showed that the team fully lived and breathed the project from day one and showed a passion for the industry that exemplifies all the positive things that we should stand for.”

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Full list of award winners

Category Company Project/Individual
Construction Health facilities up to $20 million Built QLD John Flynn Private Hospital POWER Project (Tugun)
Health facilities over $20 million Watpac Construction T/A BESIX Watpac Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) (Herston)
Education facilities up to $10 million Buildcorp Group QUT College, Kelvin Grove Campus Brisbane
Education facilities over $10 million Watpac Construction T/A BESIX Watpac The Ideas Lab, James Cook University Cairns (Smithfield)
Sporting Facilities J Hutchison T/A Hutchison Builders Cowboys Community Training and High Performance Centre (Railway Estate)
Community Service Facilities FK Gardner and Sons Bob Atkinson Operational Capabilities Centre (Wacol)
Retail facilities up to $5 million Evans Built Market Bistro (Maroochydore)
Retail facilities over $5 million Kane Constructions (QLD) DFO Jindalee Refurbishment Stage 2A
Tourism & Leisure Facilities up to $10 million Paynters Bargara Beach Hotel
Tourism & Leisure Facilities over $10 million Hansen Yuncken HOTA Gallery (Surfers Paradise)
Commercial Building up to $5 million Martin Locke Homes Flinders Lane (Townsville)
Commercial Building from $5 million up to $50 million Vis Construction Art Work Spaces (Cairns)
Industrial Building up to $5 million Lory Group T/A Lory Construction 8 Byte St Yatala
Industrial Building over $5 million McNab NQ T/A McNab TRC Principal Works Depot (Charlton)
Residential building (high-rise over 3 storeys) up to $20 million 5 Point Projects OBSIDIAN (Teneriffe)
Residential building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million Multiplex Constructions Jewel Residences
Community accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes Woollam Constructions Ozcare Mackay
Refurbishment/renovation up to $750,000 J Hutchison T/A Hutchison Builders Nettleton Tribe Architects Office (Spring Hill)
Refurbishment/renovation over $750,000 Buildcorp Group Transurban Head Office Brisbane
Excellence in energy efficiency and environmental management Evans Built Foundation Place Sun Central (Maroochydore)
Excellence in workplace health & safety Watpac Construction T/A BESIX Watpac Brisbane Domestic Terminal Retail Upgrade Stage 2 – Hanging Scaffold Solution
Housing Display home up to $250,000 Australian Building Company Lloyd (Narangba)
Display home from $250,000 up to $350,000 McDonald Jones Homes T/A Brighton Homes Queensland Juniper 27 (Palmview)
Display home from $350,000 up to $450,000 Homecorp Constructions Hamilton Display Home (Palmview)
Display home from $450,000 up to $550,000 Platinum Property Group T/A Platinum Residential Designer Homes Arlington 35 (Pelican Waters)
Display home over $550,000 Metricon Homes Fontaine (Tallai)
Individual home up to $250,000 Tidal Constructions Mini Casa (Reedy Creek)
Individual home from $250,000 up to $350,000 Gordon Bourke Constructions Lagom (Middle Range)
Individual home from $350,000 up to $450,000 TyStyle Mill Residence (Buderim)
Individual home from $450,000 up to $550,000 Heritage Homesteads Riemore Custom II (Tamborine)
Individual home from $550,000 up to $650,000 Ambrose Homes Miss Hamptons (Wavell Heights)
Individual home from $650,000 up to $750,000 BBC Qld The Atrium (Blue Mountain Heights)
Individual home from $750,000 up to $950,000 Urbane Build Trafalgar House (Middle Range)
Individual home from $950,000 up to $1.25 million Tidal Constructions Back to Front House (Southport)
Individual home from $1.25 million up to $2 million JG Building Projects The Palms (Burleigh Heads)
Individual home over $2 million McLachlan Special Projects T/A McLachlan Homes Northbry Lodge (Bellmere)
Best use of sloping sites Graya Construction ARCOS (Paddington)
Best use of steel frame housing DTL Constructions Grand Canal (Hope Island)
Home renovation/remodelling project up to $275,000 J S G Constructions Florence (East Toowoomba)
Home renovation/remodelling project from $275,000 up to $575,000 Top Plate Building That Beach Reno (Golden Beach)
Home renovation/remodelling project from $575,000 up to $1 million Ramirez Velasquez, Ricardo Andres T/A Projects and Designs Engineers Norseman (Surfers Paradise)
Home renovation/remodelling project over $1 million Graya Construction ARCOS (Paddington)
Medium density up to 3 storeys – 2 to 5 dwellings David A Becker T/A Becker Constructions Duplex (Alexandra Headland)
Medium density up to 3 storeys – over 5 dwellings Azure Build T/A Azure Development Cornelia Edition (Minnippi)
Excellence in sustainable living ARP Building Group T/A Solaire Built Vanquish – Certified Passive House (Auchenflower)
People’s choice award Grant McDonald Homes Pacific House (Buddina)
Specialty Best residential bathroom Greg Beh Constructions Grand master ensuite (Sanctuary Cove)
Best residential kitchen Mosaic Property Group Avalon – Azure 1701 (Maroochydore)
Best residential swimming pool McLachlan Special Projects T/A McLachlan Homes Northbry Lodge (Bellmere)
Residential trade contractor of the year Brett A Dallinger T/A Concept Kitchens & Detail Joinery Range Home Project (Rangeville)
Commercial trade contractor of the year Touchstone Tiling Services Art Work Spaces (Cairns)
Individual Apprentice of the year Kai Konstruct (Kingsholme) Liam Carey
Rising star Symcorp Building Services Christopher Symons
Women in Building King Builders (Holland Park West) Andy King
Major President’s award Gordon Bourke Constructions Lagom (Middle Range)
House of the year McLachlan Special Projects T/A McLachlan Homes Northbry Lodge (Bellmere)
Project of the year Multiplex Constructions Jewel Residences

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All images supplied by Master Builders Queensland.

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