The first five-star hotel built in Brisbane for more than 20 years, a committee member for Women in Construction FNQ, and the Yeppoon Lagoon were among the winners at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards.
Its efforts on the W Hotel and Brisbane Quarter project saw Multiplex Constructions awarded not only Project of the Year but also the Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million and Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety categories.
Sunshine Coast-based Braeden Constructions was the other big winner of the night, with the Cooroy Mountain Residence taking home three awards – the House of the Year, Individual Home over $2 million and Best Residential Bathroom.
Regional Queenslanders taking home major awards included Apprentice of the Year Chris McKenzie (JRZ Homes – Wide Bay Burnett region), Rising Star Boyd Hall (BT Builders -Central Queensland), and winner in the Women in Building category – Annette Sommerville (Prime Constructions – Far North Queensland.
Regional Queensland projects recognised in the construction categories included FKG for for CQ’s Whitsunday Foodservice facility (Industrial Building up to $5 million), and Janke Constructions for East Toowoomba Skin Cancer Clinic ( Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000).
Woollam Constructions was honoured for its work on the Yeppoon Lagoon (in the Community Service Facilities category), Field Construct for the Quicksilver Dive Centre in FNQ ( Retail Facilities up to $5 million), Hutchinson Builders for Empire Theatre Refurbishment Stage 1 and 2 in Toowoomba ( Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million).
Master Builders’ chief executive officer Grant Galvin applauded all the winners across the 58 categories.
“This year’s awards celebrate the best of the best, featuring quality craftsmanship and innovative solutions to overcome obstacles during the building projects,” Mr Galvin said.
“From exquisite hotels, extensive shopping centres, leisure facilities to luxurious residences, contemporary designs and affordable luxury, this year’s winners have shaped our Queensland towns and communities. They are a true recognition of what our industry can do.
“The high calibre of entries shows our members are continuing to push the boundaries, provide sustainable solutions and produce quality projects.
“It’s humbling that even after 30 years, the Housing & Construction Awards continue to be the pinnacle achievement sought-after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”