15/02/2012 - 10:21

Mid-sized builders lead race for state tenders

15/02/2012 - 10:21


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Mid-sized builders lead race for state tenders

ESSLEMONT Building and Civil is among seven different Western Australian companies to be awarded state government tenders this month.

Mid-sized building contractors have been major beneficiaries from a number of works supporting education infrastructure, while police station upgrades also featured in the tender process.

Esslemont led the group of successful applicants, securing a $44 million contract to carry out large-scale redevelopment works at Applecross Senior High School.

Under the contract, Esslemont will build new administration facilities, a sports hall, library, science laboratories and technology workshops, as well as upgrade existing buildings.

Construction of the site is taking place in four stages, with stage one scheduled for completion in October 2011. 

The technology workshops are expected to be finished in September 2012, with the entire project due for completion by March 2015.

Smith Constructions Bunbury was successful in its application for Byford Senior High School’s earthworks and drainage infrastructure project.

The contract, for $3.2 million of works, will involve Smith Constructions overseeing the stage one forward works of the planned Byford Senior High School upgrade.  

Another mid-sized player, Cooper and Oxley Builders, has been contracted to carry out stage one campus upgrades at Pilbara Tafe Pundulmurra College, with the project totalling $11 million.

The federally funded project is the beginning of a wide-scale campus facility redevelopment.

Two of WA’s major construction companies, Pindan and BGC, also succeeded with their contract bids.

Pindan secured the contract for East Dalyellup Primary School, a new-build construction just south of Bunbury.

Pindan will lead construction of the school, which is due for completion in 2013.

BGC Construction has been granted the contract for development of student accommodation at the WA College of Agriculture Narrogin.

The works at the Narrogin site will total $4.3 million over the period of the contract.

Fit-out works contracts on WA police stations were secured by Slatter Constructions with a $3.6 million contract for upgrades at the Northbridge station, while Perkins Builders has been appointed to manage an office fit-out at Curtin House in Northbridge.



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