Australian Federal Police Forensics Facility.


Cockram wins Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2013

Cockram Managing director Mal Batten said, “We are very pleased to report the Costco project in Melbourne has won the Victorian MBA safety award. This is a highly prized award that is a further demonstration of our strong safety systems, performance and culture. My full thanks to all the Costco team and to all our sites who are providing safe work sites for all the stakeholders.”

Left to Right: Leon Townsend, Michael Clemenger and Mark Eades

Excellence in Health & Safety – Costco Ringwood

Excellence in Construction of Industrial Buildings – CSL Cell Culture Facility


Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine Visits Frankston Hospital Stage 3 

Cockram has recently commenced construction on the $48 million Stage 3 development of Frankston Hospital.

To commemorate the occasion Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine and Minister for Health The Hon David Davis MP visited the site of the new wards and emergency department for a ground breaking ceremony on 17 July.

The Stage 3 & ED Redevelopment will provide a new Emergency Department and much needed ward expansion and is a significant milestone in the continuing development of health services on the Mornington Peninsula.  The redevelopment will boost the hospital’s capacity to meet the demands of the growing population on the Peninsula and to cater for future health needs.

The project is being built amidst an extremely busy hospital that caters for over 300 beds and hundreds of staff, visitors and other stakeholders on a daily basis.

Victoria Annual Client Event 2012

On Thursday 18th October Cockram Construction held our annual client event at Vue de Monde on the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower. Our guests were treated to spectacular views of the city as we celebrated a successful 2012. To view photos of the evening, click here.

Flicking the Switch.

Cockram NSW recognised for excellence in construction.

Cockram Wins MBAV Master Builder of the Year 2012

For more information about this project click here.

Hospital, Health and Medical Research Facilities

Cockram Construction has delivered close to $1 billion worth of health, medical and medical research projects since the late 1990s. This showcase publication provides brief details on more than 40 of those projects totalling almost $800million across three states (and New Zealand). The projects range from aged care to day hospitals to cutting edge medical facilities at the frontiers of science.

Cockram are proud of our track record in this specialised field and hope this small publication projects some sense of our background and expertise in this area.

This compact showcase is available in hard copy by contacting your local Cockram office.

Or, please feel free to download a PDF version by clicking here.

Tertiary and Higher Education Facilities Showcase

Cockram Construction in Australia have enjoyed a long and positive relationship with the tertiary and higher education sector in Australia. That relationship has seen us deliver projects from capital cities to regional centres and remote areas in almost every state of the country. This showcase of tertiary and higher education projects delivered by Cockram provides some details on a selection of over $600 million worth of projects delivered in roughly the last ten years.

Cockram are proud of our track record in this specialised field and hope this small publication projects some sense of our background and expertise in this area.

This compact showcase is available in hard copy by contacting your local Cockram office.

Or, please feel free to download a PDF version by following this link.

PC Labs Guide 2012

Cockram Construction has updated its brief guide to physical containment (PC) laboratories. The publication was prepared to share some of our insights as building contractors into the requirements for the design, construction and testing of physical containment laboratories. This is not an exhaustive technical resource for PC laboratory design, construction and testing.  It is simply intended to provide a useful resource within Cockram and also externally to industry professionals who are directly involved in the design, delivery and ongoing management of this type of facility.

The compact guide is available in hardcopy by contacting your local Cockram office.

Or, please feel free to download a PDF version by clicking here.

Cockram Expands

China Leadership in Safe Hands

Blacktown Clinical School officially opened by Julia Gillard

PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard was at Blacktown Hospital where she officially opened the University of Western Sydney Clinical School, which was funded with $20.6 million worth of federal funds. The project which commenced construction in November 2009, will provide a simulated environment where students can learn in a safe learning environment before proceeding into a real life ward situation.  Students will be taught and will practice a range of clinical skills, including resuscitation, venipuncture and cannulation. The Blacktown Clinical School has also won two Master Builders Awards in 2010 and 2011 – one for site safety and another for excellence in construction.

Cockram Victoria Client Function 2011

On Thursday 20th October 2011, Cockram Construction held our annual client event at the newly opened Vue de Monde, located on the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower.  Our guests were treated to spectacular views of the city as we Celebrated 150 Years of Cockram Construction.  To view photos of the evening, click here.

Announcement on Transition of Managing Director of Cockram Corporation

Cockram success at MBAV Awards

Cockram Sponsors Tertiary Conference

In August, Cockram sponsored the Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC) on the Gold Coast. The conference is the peak event for tertiary facility managers and professionals throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific, and drew over 75 delegates. The event was a terrific success and Cockram are seriously considering sponsoring next year’s event as well.

Having completed over $500million worth of projects for the tertiary education sector in the last ten years is a compelling reason why Cockram would want to support the professionals working in the sector.

Queensland Office Opening & 2nd Birthday Celebrations

Cockram Construction’s Queensland division moved into new offices in July, which provided a good excuse for inviting clients and contacts in the industry to a function to officially christen the new digs. Held on the 31st August, it was also close to the second anniversary of a permanent office in Queensland, so there was a doubly good reason to celebrate. In that time, the Queensland division has grown from 1 to 20 staff, and has over $60 million in projects either completed or underway, with excellent prospects for more. This has been achieved in a subdued market, so it’s a very positive result which augurs well for the future of Cockram in Queensland.

Some 60 guests joined us for the soiree at the new offices, which were attractively themed for the occasion courtesy of BISAZZA QLD. ‘Blind’ wine tasting challenges proved irresistible for some while others were content to mingle and swap notes on the industry and events in Queensland. But because pictures tell a thousand words, the attached file offers a much better way to get a feel for how successful the event was.

Click here to see photos from the night.

China – Cockram takes out top prize at Australian China Business Awards

We are extremely proud to announce that Cockram has taken out the top prize at this year’s Australian China Business Awards 2010. This award was in recognition of Business Excellence in the large companies category.

The Australia-China Business Awards recognise Australian companies that provide services in Greater China. At the 18th Gala Awards Ceremony in Shanghai held last Thursday 11th November, eight companies were singled out as category winners. This was in recognition of their business achievements this year, which have contributed to the strengthening of Australia-China trade and business relationships.

Rob Sirgiovanni, Director – Asia stated, ‘Receiving this award is a great achievement and one which every person involved in the China Division should be very proud… To win this award against such major corporations is truly a credit to the China Division and support offered by head office and other divisions to facilitate this growth in China. It is not only a recognition of recent successes but also for the achievements and growth of this division since its inception 18 years ago.  Read More

Award announcements for the NSW division – November 2010

Site Safety, $10,000,001 to $50,000,000 – for the University of Western Sydney, the Blacktown Clinical School, Education and Research Centre has been recognised by the Master Builders Association for our contribution to site safety. The safety award is an accurate reflection of the companies approach to safety and the unique STOP initiative which was introduced in 2009 has made significant changes to the behavioural attitudes to safety on our sites.

Sporting Facilities $10,000,001 to $20,000,000 – for Blacktown City Council, the Cricket and AFL Stadium facility located in Blacktown includes a series of players facilities and media offices, function rooms, a separate indoor cricket practice center and a new 1,500-seat grandstand. The facility, which incorporated environmentally sustainable design principles, has kick started what is promising to be an exciting growth phase for the new Western Sydney AFL Franchise.

Victorian Client Function 2010

On October 21st 2010, Cockram held a cocktail party for our clients at the Frank Grey Smith Bar at the MCG. Our guests were treated to panoramic views of the magnificent arena in an elegant yet informal setting.

Speakers on the night were Darren Milne, State Manager Victoria – Director who provided the welcome and commented on the similarities between Cockram and the MCG. The historic ground was first surveyed in 1861, which is the same year our operations in the Australian building industry date back to. David Judd our Managing Director informed our audience that next year we will be celebrating our 150th year of continuous operation. David also made the first public announcement regarding our forthcoming name change to Cockram Corporation.

The night was a wonderful success and we would like to thank all those who attended.

Cockram Secures new Learning Innovation Building

Cockram has won the opportunity to build the Learning Innovation Building, for the University of Queensland at their St Lucia Campus.  The building features the impressive design work of Richard Kirk Architects and provides around 2,400m2  of gross floor area over four levels.  The project will commence construction shortly and is due for completion in 12 months. Construction value is approx $12 million.  Securing this project marks an important milestone for Cockram in Queensland as it continues to gear up and grow.

Cockram wins 2010 MBAV Award

Cockram received recognition at this year’s Master Builders of Victoria Excellence in Construction Awards for the $40 Million CSR Gyprocket project, in the Excellence in Construction of Industrial Buildings category.

Cockram awarded largest IKEA store in the Southern Hemisphere

Cockram NSW have recently secured the new IKEA store in Tempe.  The 37,000 sqm store (equivalent to 20 football fields) with car parking for 1775 cars and 2.5 km of shopping, sits on a 2.3 hectare site and is located in Tempe – South West of Sydney CBD.  The building will be the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest IKEA Store and is expected to attract between two and three million visitors annually.

Cockram achieves Best Practice Accreditation

Cockram NSW has successfully met the requirements for Best Practice Accreditation under the NSW Department of Services Technology & Administration Contractor Prequalification and Best Practice Accreditation Scheme.  The Scheme benefits accredited contractors with preference over non-accredited contractors for selected tender opportunities.  This accreditation is testament to Cockram’s efficient and robust systems & policies.

7 million hours injury-free in China

Cockram has an exceptional safety record in Asia. Significant safety milestones include: Dow R&D, in Shanghai, China, where we have reached 7 Million working hours LTI Free. Stryker in Suzhou, China: 2 Million working hours LTI Free. Pfizer in Mumbai, India – Where we are constructing a PSB2 facility. This has achieved 3 Million working hours LTI Free.

NSW MBA Award – Private Schools, $10,000,001 & Over

The New South Wales division have been awarded the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award for the MLC Junior School Project in Burwood, Sydney. The completed project is a state of the art education facility incorporating the most current and advanced intelligence of childhood learning and education.   The award was accepted by the Cockram team and senior management as well as MLC School including the Principal.

Cockram begins work on SMART project at UOW

Cockram has increased its presence at University of Wollongong with a second current project, which commenced recently. The SMART (Simulation, Modelling and Analysis of Research and Teaching) Facility is due for completion late 2010 and will provide a local hub for research and education.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd opens ADRI

Australia’s Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, opened the world’s largest asbestos diseases and research institute named in honour of the late Bernie Banton. The influential asbestos diseases campaigner died in 2007 from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.

Industry Awards have provided Hooker Cockram with a forum to display our outstanding achievements. Over the years we have received recognition in the construction industry and other awards.