It’s action stations at Kane Constructions New South Wales with our new management team in place and an exciting range of projects under construction.
Brett Moore joined us in October as General Manager. Brett has a distinguished career spanning 34 years and brings a wealth of experience having worked across all levels of the industry in both Australia and overseas. Sydney born and bred, Brett most recently held the position of NSW/ACT Building Manager at a major national contractor.
Commercial Manager Darren Gordon has also joined our NSW executive team. Darren brings over fifteen years of experience across construction and railway operations, most recently at the Sydney Trains’ Rail Operations Centre project. His core skills include leading commercial teams in procurement, contracts administration, cost control and risk mitigation.
We also welcome Chief Estimator Nicholas Peros. Nick has a track record of winning tenders across a range of industry sectors. He achieves this by drawing upon his on-site experience, building know-how, effective client relationship management and long-term subcontractor partnerships.
Brett, Darren and Nicholas join Pre-Construction Manager Dominic Begley.
Brett says he is excited to be at the helm of Kane’s award-winning NSW team, admitting the calibre of the people is what initially attracted him to Kane.
“The work that Kane is doing across the country is at the highest level of quality and innovation. My job is to ensure this standard is maintained, or increased on all projects moving forward.”
Kane opened the Sydney office in 1999. Operations quickly gained momentum with a significant contract being awarded with University of NSW. This was followed by a wide variety of projects including contracts with Department of Defence, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and multiple facilities at the University of Sydney.
Award winning projects in recent years include The Connection, Rhodes (2018 Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter Urban Design); Moore College Resource and Research Centre (2017 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction of Tertiary Buildings); Carnes Hill Recreation & Community Precinct (2017 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction of Public Buildings); Rockdale City Library (2016 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction of Public Buildings); and Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub (2015 Master Builders Association of NSW Winner MBA Excellence in Construction Awards - Renovation/Refurbishment/Extension); and Taronga Zoo Centenary Theatre (2017 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction of Public Buildings / 2017 Master Builders Australia National Commercial/Industrial Construction).
Currently teams are working on a diverse range of projects:
Wenona School, Project Archimedes: In December 2016, EPM projects and Wenona School appointed Kane to build a $40 million state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and sports hub in Miller St, North Sydney. Critical in both its amenity for the students and to the school in its aim to educate and empower young women, the facility will include a swimming pool and learn to swim area with associated teaching and learning spaces.
The Hume Apartments, Crows Nest: The Hume is a $20 million boutique apartment development consisting of 35 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments over eight levels with a private rooftop garden, ground floor eateries and three basement levels of car parking. Designed by Mijollo International, Kane Constructions was appointed under a design and construct contract. Works are underway with completion due in 2019.
Rainbow Street, Public School: The $25 million project involves the demolition of existing buildings to make way for two new teaching blocks and a library, delivering 35 new classrooms and creating more than 550 additional places for local students which will take the school’s capacity to 1,000 students when completed in early 2019. Works also include four special purpose spaces, refurbishment of the heritage main block to include new staff and administration areas, an upgrade of the current hall and construction of a new canteen.
City West Affordable Housing, Glebe: A $35 million design and construction of a part nine level and part five building housing 99 affordable housing units with a single level basement car park and retail and commercial tenancies at ground level.
Liverpool Catholic Club Food Services Building: A $38 million expansion of the Liverpool Catholic Club comprising construction of new two level extension to the south-western corner of the existing club housing a fast food lounge, brasserie, café, pizza offerings, bars, children’s play area, dining areas, cinema, kitchen and cold rooms, bakery, open rooftop plant area, back of house and loading dock.
Mount Druitt Police Station: Design and construction of a new $25 million police station featuring a Metropolitan Police Charge Facility with van loading dock, charge dock, cells, charge room facilities and interview rooms, modern breath analysis and drug testing facility and equipment, CCTV and audio visual links (AVL), modern work spaces for task forces, detectives and visiting traffic and highway patrol and secure parking for police vehicles. The new facility will be operational in late 2019.
VEGA Australia Headquarters: Construction of the Australian headquarters of German manufacturing company VEGA, located on a prominent site with three new buildings housing VEGA’s regional head office as well as conference, exhibition, training and warehouse facilities.
For further information on Kane’s NSW capability or to discuss contract opportunities, please contact our Sydney office.