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Winner of the 2021 Master Builders Best Project: Multiplex, NEXTDC P2 in Perth. Image – Supplied.
  • MBA's Construction Awards Best Project category had four finalists
  • Projects included Belmont Hub, Newman College Student Hub, Broome Senior High School and NEXTDC
  • The awards ceremony was held last Saturday; the winner was Multiplex for the NEXTDC P2

The 2021 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards was held on Saturday night.

The thirty-first iteration of the awards saw some of Western Australia’s most impressive, multi-million dollar projects recognised for exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to building excellence.

The evening

John Gelavis, Executive Director for Master Builders WA, touched on the tumultuous year that was, thanking the WA government for ensuring builders were classed as an essential service.

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Master Builders Executive Director, John Gelavis. Image – Supplied.

This came as news broke on Saturday morning, construction work across Greater Sydney would come to a halt until 30 July due to the ongoing Delta variant outbreak.

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Multiplex team receiving the Best Project 2021 award at the Master Builders awards evening. Image – Supplied.

Mr Gelavis also spoke about the importance of the building and construction industry in WA, with some 133,000 workers in the industry, comprising 9.5% of the state’s workforce.

“It’s pleasing to see the building and construction industry has been asked to lead the economic recovery at both the state and federal level,” he said.

The finalists

The four finalists for the 2021 Best Project were:

The top prize

2021 Master Builders WA Best Project was awarded to Multiplex for the NEXTDC P2 project. The project also won Best Industrial Building for the $50 – $100 million category.

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Located close to the CBD on Newcastle Street, the Uptime Tier IV (Design) certified facility is WA’s largest and most powerful data centre.

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Master Builders WA Chief Judge, Robert Shaw remarked Multiplex had taken on a complex project:

“The judges looked closely at the quality of construction, project management, value for money, innovation and site management, among other factors. Multiplex had excelled in all areas, particularly in technical detail,” Mr Shaw said.

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Multiplex Constructions WA Regional Managing Director, Chris Palandri added that “Being WA’s largest data centre, it was a major development, with many intricacies along the way.”

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The full list of award winners:

Category Sub Category Winner
Company name
Project
Best Refurbishment or Renovation Under $1.5 million Built Ink Sero Institute
Best Refurbishment or Renovation $1.5 – $5 million Encon Construction 3 Ord Street Refurbishment
Best Refurbishment or Renovation $5 – $10 million BADGE Constructions Newman College Student Hub
Best Refurbishment or Renovation $10 – $20 million Built Central Park Lobby Refurbishment
Best Building Fit-Out Under $1.5 million Diverse Project Group Pronto Cafe & Common Bar – Perth Airport
Best Building Fit-Out $1.5 – $5 million BGC Construction BGC Home Showroom
Best Building Fit-Out $5 – $10 million Renascent (WA) TechnipFMC Perth Head Office Fit-Out
Best Building Fit-Out $10 – $20 million ADCO Constructions Kings Square Fremantle
Best Building Fit-Out $50 – $100 million Multiplex Constructions Content Fitout Works, New Museum for WA
Best Multi Unit Development $5 – $10 million Dale Alcock Projects One Iluka Beach
Best Multi Unit Development $10 – $20 million M/Construction Quest Perth Ascot
Best Multi Unit Development $20 – 50 million PACT Construction Arthouse Apartments, Joondalup
Project Manager of the Year Castle Projects Jonathan Kyle
Best Health Care Building Under $1.5 million Medifit Design & Construct Skin Rejuvenate Day Hospital
Best Health Care Building $1.5 – $5 million Balance Commercial Fit Out Genesiscare Radiation Oncology Facility Hollywood Hospital Consulting Centre
Best Health Care Building $10 – $20 million ADCO Constructions Osborne Park Hospital Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery
Site Manager of the Year PACT Construction Douglas Browne
Best Retail Building  $1.5 – $5 million McCorkell Constructions WA Warders Hotel
Best Retail Building $10 – $20 million ADCO Constructions Bunnings Midland
Best Retail Building $20 – $50 million DORIC Contractors Ellenbrook Central Shopping Centre – Stage 3 Redevelopment
Construction Manager of the Year Anthony Tilbury, Marawar Anthony Tilbury
Best Industrial Building Under $1.5 million Mapel Building Mapel Building HQ
Best Industrial Building  $1.5 – $5 million Bistel Construction Malaga Waste Transfer Station
Best Industrial Building $5 – $10 million Q Design and Construct Flender Workshop Bayswater
Best Industrial Building $10 – $20 million Q Design and Construct Silk Logistics Facility Kenwick
Best Industrial Building $20 – $50 million FDC Construction & Fitout (WA) DHL Warehouse – Hazelmere
Best Industrial Building $50 – $100 million Multiplex Construction NEXTDC Perth Data Centre (P2)
Women in Building Australia Award Consultants-Professionals Award Prudence McLoughlin Land Surveys
Women in Building Australia Award Office-Based Award Alicia Gangemi Affordable Living Homes
Women in Building Australia Award Onsite-Award Astrid Vasile Vasile Build
Best Historic Restoration or Renovation Under $1.5 mill Medifit Design & Construct Perth Dental Rooms
Best Historic Restoration or Renovation $1.5 – $5 million McCorkell Constructions WA Warders Hotel
Best Historic Restoration or Renovation $10 – $20 million Buckingham Re-development Company Manning Buildings Fremantle
Best Education Building Under $1.5 million FDC Construction & Fitout (WA) McLarty Tafe S Block Redevelopment
Best Education Building $1.5 – $5 million McCorkell Constructions WA Belridge College Performing Arts Centre
Best Education Building $5 – $10 million BADGE Constructions Newman College Student Hub
Best Education Building  $10 – $20 million BADGE Constructions UWA School of Indigenous Studies
Best Education Building  $20 – $50 million PS Structures Pty Ltd Iona Presentation College New Teaching and Learning Centre
Best Government Building $1.5 – $5 million BISTEL CONSTRUCTION Leatherback Park Pavilion
Best Government Building  $5 – $10 million McCorkell Constructions WA The Kensington Fire Station
Best Government Building Over $100 million Broad Construction Casuarina Prison Expansion Project
Best Office Building Under $1.5 million Mapel Building Mapel Building HQ
Best Office Building  $1.5 – $5 million Encon Construction 3 Ord Street Refurbishment
Best Office Building $20 – $50 million PACT Construction Belmont Hub, Belmont
Best Public Use Building $1.5 – $5 million Bistel Construction Leatherback Park Pavilion
Best Public Use Building $5 – $10 million Alita Constructions Amaroo Village Clubhouse & Administration Building
Best Public Use Building $20 – $50 million PACT Construction Belmont Hub, Belmont
Excellence in Energy Efficiency PACT Construction Belmont Hub, Belmont
Excellence in Waste Management PACT Construction Belmont Hub, Belmont
Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety Perkins Builders Perth Airport International Gate Upgrade – Terminal 1 Gates 52-54
Best Seniors/Aged Persons Multi Unit Development $20 – $50 mill BGC Construction RAAFA Cirrus Apartments
Best Aged Care Building $5 – $10 mill Crothers Construction Bedingfeld Park RACF Expansion Project
Best Aged Care Building  $20 – $50 mill EMCO Building Aegis Residential Aged Care Facility
Best Aged Care Building  $50 – $100 mill Multiplex Constructions The Queenslea
Subcontractor of the Year Cladding Facade Management Australia
BADGE Constructions
UWA School of Indigenous Studies
Peter Hunt Memorial Architects Award Meyer Shircore Architects Meyer Shircore Architects
Construction on a Challenging Site McCorkell Constructions WA Warders Hotel
Best Civil Engineering Works Over $100 mill DORIC Contractors HMAS Stirling Redevelopment Stage 3A – Delivery Phase
2021 Best Regional Project Crothers Construction Broome Senior High School New Facilities
Subcontractor of the Year Facade Management Australia UWA School of Indigenous Studies
2021 Bankwest Best Project Multiplex Constructions NEXTDC Perth Data Centre (P2)

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Disclosure: The Property Tribune was a guest of the Master Builders Association of WA at the awards.

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