News

Award for RSPCA headquarters 

The RSPCA Burwood East facility has won the 2015 City of Whitehorse Built Environment Awards Institutional category. Designed by Bamford-Dash and built by Buxton Construction, the $18.5 million project involved constructing a striking four-level contemporary extension on the Burwood Highway site, installing a new facade to the existing two-level building, refurbishment of the existing structure and extensive landscaping incorporates environmentally designed wetlands with a recycling plant to treat all water from the facility which is used for washing down animal pens.

Topping out at St Joseph’s Mews 

Buxton Construction has reached a milestone in the construction of St Joseph’s Mews with the structure now “topped out”. The $35 million independent living facility will consist of 69 luxury apartments over five levels, as well as basement parking, constructed around heritage-listed St Joseph’s Church and the original schoolhouse, which will form the administration, dining and lounge areas for the facility.

The crane at Gardenside, Sandy Hill has now been erected! 

June 30th marked the day the crane was erected on site at Gardenside. Gardenside is the second stage of a three stage residential development at Sandy Hill, Sandringham. The $38 million dollar project is in full swing and comprises 141 apartments over five-levels, sitting above two levels of basement parking. The project is due for completion mid 2016.

Early completion of CaSPA Care 

Buxton Construction has completed the $25.4 million CaSPA Care project one month ahead of schedule. This has enabled CaSPA Care to obtain occupancy permits with residents to move in mid July.

The four-level, 146 bed aged care complex, with basement parking, involved the refurbishment of a two-storey heritage-listed building which was converted to incorporate the administration and community facilities for low and high care residents. Buxton Construction was responsible for the management of the development from conception through to construction, including obtaining the town-planning permit.

New project – The North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub 

Buxton Construction has successfully won a new tender, The North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub.

The North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub will provide a brand new four level, six star, green star library complex in North Fitzroy. The $13 million (approx) design will incorporate maternal and child health services, playgroup, community, seniors, council and general community spaces. A large roof garden will be provided for outdoor activities.

Construction to commence on Geelong Homemaker Centre, Waurn ponds 

Construction will commence shortly on Geelong Homemaker Centre, a 13,500 square-metre bulky goods retail precinct with associated car parking located next to the Waurn Ponds Hotel and adjacent to two existing retail centres.

“A number of heritage, environmental and physical constraints associated with the site had to be overcome and Buxton Construction was instrumental in providing solutions to these issues,” said Ian Robertson principal of CRS Property, leasing agent for Geelong Homemaker Centre. According to Ian Robertson, furniture, bedding and outdoor specialist, Super Amart has committed to the centre as the anchor tenant and a range of retailers are being sought for the remainder of the tenancies.

Buxton's project Sandy Hill receives award from the Master Builders Association of Victoria 

We are proud to announce we have been awarded the overall WINNER of the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Excellence in Construction Award for High-rise Apartment Buildings for Sandy Hill Apartments in Sandringham. Thank you to everyone involved with this project, it is a great win for this three phase development in Sandringham.

New project – The Bayside Masonic development 

Buxton Construction is thrilled to announce that they have won a competitive tender for The Bayside Masonic development.

The Bayside Masonic development in Gardenvale includes construction of an $18 million (approx.) building over four levels, comprising retail/showroom space, car parking, commercial offices and the Freemasons Lodge with function facilities.

The Buxton Construction Golf Day 2015 

Buxton Construction spent a fantastic day on the green with their clients and consultants at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
“It was great to be back their experiencing the club first hand since the projects completion in 2003” – Andrew Briggs, Managing Director.

For those who missed out, we hope to see you next year and we look forward to our ongoing working relationship to achieve continued success in our industry.

Andrew Hume appointed director at Buxton Construction 

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Hume as Director of Buxton Construction. This new appointment will align with Buxton’s strategic decision to focus on the growth of the business.

Andrew is delighted to take on this new role working alongside current sole director Andrew Briggs as he enjoys the culture within the company and sees a positive future in the direction in which Buxton are heading. Andrew joined the company two years ago as the Estimating and Business Development Manager. During this time, Andrew has fitted in seamlessly within the team and has established himself as a pivotal member of the company.

Andrew has an extensive career in the construction industry; previously holding senior positions in Estimating and Cost Planning at Abigroup, Brookfield Multiplex and Costain. These positions played an essential role in many Melbourne landmark projects, including Australia on Collins, Melbourne Convention Centre, Federation Square and the Southern Cross Development.

With enduring business relationships throughout Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and a history of successfully delivering large-scale and well-recognised projects around Melbourne and abroad, Andrew is perfectly placed to help lead Buxton to undertake projects in excess of $50 million in the near future.

Congratulations Andrew, we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for Buxton Construction and sharing these exciting times with you.

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