Curtin University has appointed M/Construction as its first single-source supplier for Minor Works Services, giving the company responsibility and sanction to deliver on immediate requirements and rapid-response requests.
M/Construction is part of the M/Group of companies, an organisation recognised for its attention-to-detail and progressive approach in boutique property development and construction.
The company’s appointment as Curtin University’s Preferred Contractor for the provision and delivery of Minor Work Services across metropolitan-based campuses, follows a long-term maintenance agreements with local government and agencies and a portfolio of private medium density residential and commercial buildings.
Director of M/Construction, Mr Michael Read, believes the appointment is a significant achievement for M/Construction’s maintenance division. He believes confident Curtin looked favourably on the company’s building registration and maintenance credentials, but is confident the appointment is a direct response to its innovation.
“M/Group has a culture of looking outside the square to improve outcomes and efficiencies. M/Construction took time to evaluate Curtin’s requirements and brought to the table a tender that would take its minor works services to the next level,” he said.
“Our proposition not only delivered a detailed service model and dedicated staff, but also demonstrated the company’s propensity towards the latest technologies and materials, supported by ongoing research and access to new initiatives. We believe this sat extremely well with the Curtin University philosophy.”
As a technically innovative maintenance and minor works service provider, M/Construction uses advanced detection equipment, including thermal imaging cameras, borescopes and drone cameras, which allows the company to conduct initial investigations of concealed maintenance issues (such as rising damp or leaking pipework) and complete maintenance inspections without the need to make penetrations, remove roof or wall sheeting and generally minimise disruption to operations.
Technology also enables detailed reporting on concealed maintenance issues in a matter of hours and the tender was backed by transparent processes and systems accessed by both parties.
The Curtin University contract was won over a number of construction, maintenance and facilities management companies, and will see M/Construction work closely with Curtin’s Properties Facilities and Development staff to estimate, consult, deliver and close out service requests.
M/Construction will be responsible for mostly single trade, single supplier requests with the ability to combine multiple suppliers and licensed trades
“The (Curtin) contract will further demonstrate the scope and flexibility of the company’s capability, which can be applied to a number of environments,” Mr Read said.
Locals Drive Secret HarbourRead more
The unprecedented sale of off-the-plan home sites in Stage 1 of Secret Harbour’s ‘Hamelin Park’ estate has accelerated the land development program, bringing forward the release of Stage 2 to as early as June 2017.
Hamelin Park is located within the established beachside suburb of Secret Harbour. It is walking distance to shops, two minutes to the beach, seven minutes to public transport and 45 minutes commuting time to Perth.
The company behind the estate is M/Land, and Director, Mr John Wroth, said the sheer pace of land sales has been a welcome surprise for the company, with the majority of buyers already being familiar with the area and the value the land represents.
“We deliberately positioned and priced this land to appeal to first home buyers or people looking for affordable properties. This kind of offer has not been available in Secret Harbour for some time and, as this is the last remaining land to be developed in the area, it is unlikely to be repeated,” he said.
“Most of our buyers have been looking to upgrade or move from the rental market, without having to leave the area. The acceleration of the development program has meant that Stage 1 buyers will now receive land titles as early as this month, and Stage 2 titles by the end of the year.”
Secret Harbour was identified by M/Land as a sought after coastal village with an established community of over 10,000 people. The area has schools, major regional shopping centre, health services and transport links, as well as an award winning golf course, newly refurbished surf club and a shopping centre, which is undergoing a $53 million transformation to include Aldi and Coles and specialty shops.
“The new shopping centre is expected to generate around 250 new jobs in addition to those at the existing Woolworths. These kind of local employment opportunities are almost unheard of within new land developments,” Mr Wroth continued.
“There’s no doubt that first homebuyer incentives being at an all-time high and interest rates being so low has been a factor to the estate’s early success, but I believe most buyers realised how unique it is to buy into a new land estate without having to wait years for community infrastructure. We are really proud of what we have been able to deliver to new property owners.”
M/Land is part of the M/Group of companies, an organisation that specialises in the identification and development of niche development opportunities across the State, and is responsible for helping to revitalise environments such as Mount Lawley, South Fremantle and Maylands.
Hamelin Park is the last remaining strategically located parcel of land in Secret Harbour and offers home sites from $169,000 and house and land packages from $329,000, excluding the First Home Buyers grant.
Expressions of interest are invited for Hamelin Park’s stage two release at www.hamelinpark.com.au or email email@example.com for more information.
M/24 by Match Construction CompletedRead more
Construction completion has been achieved at M/24 by Match located in Leederville. The striking façade sits proudly on Carr Place giving this apartment development a presence like no other in the area.
Form by Match – Construction UpdateRead more
Form by Match in Port Coogee is taking shape with the basement carpark pour completed, and construction of the Level 1 apartments underway.
Masterpiece takes FORM at Port CoogeeRead more
Construction has commenced on the highly anticipated 50-apartment marina-side complex designed by one of Western Australia’s most reputed Architects in collaboration with the cutting- edge style of boutique property company, Match.
Form is the creation of Geoff Warn of Donaldson & Warn, who is renowned for ‘looking outside the square’ and creating designs that really stand out.
It is located just 50metres from Port Coogee marina and waterfront, and comprises both single and double level, one, two and three bedroom apartments set within a striking façade that makes the most of the surrounds.
Match Managing Director, Mr Lloyd Clark, said the property is already over 70% sold out and believes that anyone who appreciate innovations within the context of a floor plan have found it hard to go back to a conventional boxed-in apartment.
“True to its name, Form makes a statement through creative use of space, light and features. It moves away from the traditional single level apartment to introduce diversity into the environment,” he says.
“The exterior is striking, which speaks directly to the local community and a demand for signature residences. Inside, however, restraint is shown with clean, white and timeless interiors. This is intentionally designed to create a blank canvas for buyers to individualise with furniture and artwork.
Geoff Warn has worked with Match on two previous developments; the highly acclaimed ‘Summer’ and ‘Tempo’ in South Beach. He says Form is blessed with excellent amenity, including a public landscaped space directly opposite and the beach very close, which was used as inspiration to realise the most architectural and lifestyle benefits available.
“Form employs a block formation in response to the site’s geometry and orientation. We have strived to maximise the views and benefits of orientation, and the “blocks” make for a strong clear form that is further distinguished by material differences to give the total development a definite sense of scale,” he said.
“The block arrangement also results in two main entries, and several benefits emanate from a single design strategy.”
Most apartments are north facing with many offer sweeping ocean views. As with all Match developments, each apartment incorporates signature large balconies and high ceilings – features that have become synonymous with the company and its designs.
“Geoff Warn and Match share a common design philosophy and extended design vision that ultimately looks to enhance the streetscapes, particularly in popular beachside suburbs. However, Form is ultimately about the end user and nothing has been spared to create an environment for individuals to put their stamp on and make it their own,” Mr Clark continues.
“Not everyone can picture a completed project from plans, so the construction phase is a great time for us to showcase our vision. We anticipate Form will attract increased community attention once it starts taking shape and people realise how unique it really is. It is truly a rare piece of work”
All apartments feature Bosch appliances and Rogerseller tap ware. Prices start from $375,000 for one-bedroom apartments, and $575,000 for two-bedroom apartments.
Completion of construction is scheduled for early 2018.
For more information visit www.formbymatch.com.au or contact Chris Balmont on 0432 066 066.