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Cockram Queensland win National Master Builders Association Award

Cockram Construction’s Queensland division were delighted to receive the 2014 National Master Builders Lifestyle Housing For Seniors Award, which was presented to Cockram at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on 21st November. This award recognises the building industry’s significant role in developing innovative housing options for older Australians and the $60M Azure Blue Integrated Living project, delivered in May this year was the successful recipient.

 

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Pictured: (L-R) Frank Didovich, Natasha Wells, David Andrew (Blue Care), Luisa Carter and Chris Meade.

 

The development consists of a 128 bed High Care aged care facility in two, three storey connected structures, plus administration, community facilities, a commercial kitchen, commercial laundry, loading dock and basement car parking.

 

The apartments all feature high quality fixtures and fittings with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a dishwasher and pre-wired for internet, telephone and intercoms. Grab rails have been installed in all bathrooms and there is a 24hour emergency nurse call in all bathrooms. Independent living units have a direct phone link for assistance in case of emergency. On site management takes care of gardening and maintenance.

 

A peaceful bushland outlook has been retained throughout the development and many of the apartments have views of the retained natural vegetation. There are also a number of gently sloping, raised timber walkways throughout the development which have been built to the disability standards 2010 which allows residents to stroll through the retained natural forest.

 

With over 60 years of experience providing care and support for the community, BlueCare has developed the Azure Blue model which provides luxury retirement living in convenient locations with the added benefit of security and peace of mind provided by the BlueCare community. The Azure Blue Carina development was designed with the aim to provide resort style, independent living options to retirees aged 65 or more looking for an improved lifestyle where they can still age in place, close to their social networks and recreational interests.

 

Cockram wins at Master Builders Association of Victoria 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards

Cockram Construction has again received recognition at the Master Builders Association of Victoria 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards. On 8 August, the company was awarded two prestigious awards for the Wesley College New Moubray Street Precinct project and Box Hill Institute Integrated Technology Hub.

This recognition continues Cockram’s tradition of success, which dates back to the very beginning of the MBAV Awards. It reflects the pride that Cockram takes in all aspects of our work, but in particular the success of delivering complex buildings in sensitive, operational environments, to an exceptional level of quality.
Mal Batten, Managing Director, would like to extended his congratulations to the Project Teams. “They put in a great effort, and clearly the outcomes are outstanding. The awards are also a great chance for everyone in the company to reflect on the fabulous outcomes we achieve across all our projects. The success of Cockram in these awards is a public recognition of our commitment to Excellence in all we do.”

 

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John Glasson Executive Director of Incolink presenting the award to Cockram’s Victorian State Manager, Michael Clemenger

 

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $20‐30M
Wesley College New Moubray Street Precinct

 

 

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Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $30‐80M
Box Hill TAFE Integrated Technology Hub

 

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Australian Federal Police Forensics Facility.

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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.

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.

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