Cockram Win Safety Award Again!

(Pictured L to R: Ian McKellar, Phill Arrowsmith, Michael Clemenger , Mark Hopkins & Ronald Schack)

Safety is at the forefront of everything that we do and we are delighted to confirm that Cockram is the winner of the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award for Excellence in Health & Safety on our CSL AlbuRX Facility project in Broadmeadows.

CSL is currently expanding its manufacturing base in Broadmeadows with the new AlbuRX facility. When completed, the facility will manufacture a blood plasma-based intravenous therapy, which is produced soley in the recently completed CSL facility in Bern, Switzerland.  The product is primarily used for the treatment of burns, shock, pancreatitis and albumin loss.

The project presented a significant number of challenges for the site team in our construction methodology who have embraced the opportunity with innovative approaches to maintain programme and ensure at all times the health & safety of all workers on site.

Burwood Hospital Redevelopment wins NALCO Health Project Award

The Leighs Cockram JV Ltd team are delighted to confirm that our NZ$200M Burwood Hospital redevelopment project was the winner of the NALCO Health Project Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, recently held in Auckland and hosted by the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand.

Pictured above from the Leighs Cockram JV Ltd team is Mike Knowles, Dean Velenski, Michael Clemenger, Danny Tessier, Paul O’Brien and Stuart Watts.

Cockram builds state of the art sporting facilities for Camberwell Grammar School


Cockram has recently completed one of the most impressive private sporting facilities in Australia for Camberwell Grammar School, with the construction of a $45.0M sports complex, chapel and function centre.

This ambitious project was successfully delivered on time and on budget, achieving Practical Completion on the 7th November 2016, and the School could not be more delighted.

“We are particularly grateful to the Cockram team for your professional and friendly manner throughout the project and for your cooperation and guidance through the many complexities and challenges faced in developing this diverse and state-of-the-art facility. Thanks to the many good people who contributed to this project, the School now has a magnificent new Chapel and Sports Centre – to be treasured for many years to come.”
Chris Lloyd – Business Manager, Camberwell Grammar School

Key features of the project include a newly constructed sports oval, aquatic facilities, basketball and table tennis halls, gymnasium and ergonomic rooms, class rooms and office areas. The aquatic facility includes a 51.5 metre swimming pool with a dividing boom allowing for 50 metre, two 25 metre and water polo settings, a learn to swim program pool, concourse areas, spectator seating and associated wet area amenities. The new sports centre also provides the school with first class function facilities including a 200 seat chapel, commercial kitchen, function room and balcony overlooking the re-instated Keith Anderson Oval. A 250 space carpark constructed beneath the oval will provide staff and visitor car parking facilities, and bus drop off and parent pick-up zones to ease congestion and traffic flow in surrounding residential streets. Extensive external landscaping to the surrounds of the new sports centre and oval have also been completed as part of the works.

The successful completion of this outstanding project has further enhanced Cockram’s excellent reputation in the sporting and aquatics space.

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Burwood Hospital, New Zealand’s Largest Public Health Project


(Left–Right) Malcolm Batten, Managing Director – Cockram Construction, Rt Hon. John Key, New Zealand Prime Minister, Anthony Leighs, Managing Director – Leighs Construction.

The circa NZ$200.0M Burwood Health Campus is part of the largest and most complex hospital building project in the history of New Zealand’s public health service, and was officially opened by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on 19 August 2016. Cockram Construction teamed up with Canterbury-based Leighs Construction to deliver the project as Leighs Cockram JV Ltd. The company was formed specifically to tender the project and was shortlisted because of its local and overseas experience and reputation for delivering high quality, large-scale building projects.
Included in the 32,500 square metre project are three three-storey ward blocks for medical, rehabilitation and mental health services for the elderly that will provide accommodation for up to 230 patients; clinical support services such as radiology and pharmacy; an outpatient clinic that will cater for about 80,000 outpatients visits each year; administration facilities, general service spaces such as a central kitchen to service the entire Burwood campus, plant rooms, loading areas and a new front entrance for the Burwood Hospital.