2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR WRAP UP

The 2017/2018 Financial Year saw an outstanding period of growth for Indesco. Celebrating a 30 year partnership with the MBA, we completed a number of landmark projects including:

Our civil design and construction teams completed a number of large scale developments across the ACT, most notably:

In Sydney, we continue to be actively involved in the urban renewal of Liverpool, Blacktown and The Hills Shire.

Our construction team has also been busy on site managing the construction of a residential estate in Denman Prospect.

Our structural team has worked on a record number of key projects this year, including:

The Indesco landscape team recently had a major project win with the 2019 Floriade design. The team have been working both independently and in collaboration with our engineering teams on numerous complex projects this year including:

  • Henry Rolland Park
  • Hume West Stage 2A
  • Lawson South Open Space Masterplan
  • Denman S59, Block 4 Multi Unit Development

In addition to our projects, our people have had a great year, John Randall marked 30 years with Indesco in July 2017. Under John’s leadership we welcomed Darren Benson as a Senior Construction Manager, Anna Nagalingam as a Director and most recently, Angus Gorman has stepped up to succeed John as our Managing Director.

The Indesco team also enjoyed many social events throughout the last financial year including our annual Family Day and Christmas Parties. We also took part in a number of charity events including the Mothers Day Classic (raising money for breast cancer) and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (raising money for the Cancer Council). We wrapped up the 2017/2018 social calendar with our annual end of financial year cocktail party.

Indesco 2017 Christmas Party
EOFY Cocktail Party
Family Fun Day
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Mothers Day Classic

2018 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards, ACT

Each year the Master Builders Building Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates the ACT’s best builders, their teams and the projects which have won them acclaim in the residential, commercial and civil construction sectors.

The Indesco team were represented on the night by Angus, Viet, Anna, Aaron, Matt, Nathan, James K, Luke, Karl and Mario. Angus also had the chance to present the award for one of the civil categories.

This year, Indesco was involved in the design or construction of 5 out of the 12 finalists in the Civil Projects Category this year including:

  • Moncrieff CRIP (Canberra Contractors );
  • West Basin Boardwalk – Stage 1 (Chincivil);
  • Moncrieff Pedestrian Bridge, Maintenance Tracks & Amaroo School Paths (Cord Civil);
  • Relocation of Existing Sewer Main – Block 17 Section 61 Downer, including Icon Water Sewer Upgrade (Cord Civil); and
  • Taylor Estate Stages 2A and 2B (BMD Constructions)

 Congratulations to all finalists and award winners.

 

Indesco Welcomes Darren Benson As Senior Construction Manager

 

The Indesco Construction Services team has grown this month with the very welcome addition of Darren Benson.

 

Darren is a Senior Construction Manager with over 24 years experience in engineering and construction for both government and the private sector.

He has extensive experience in both project management and construction of civil projects and key strengths in leading multi-disciplinary teams for major residential and industrial land development projects and road and infrastructure projects.

Darren has worked in the ACT for the last 10 years and has a proven track record in the delivery of civil construction projects.

Having Darren on board is exciting news for Indesco as it greatly enhances our ability to deliver multiple large scale estate and other infrastructure projects.

Construction Well Underway at Denman Prospect Estate

The Indesco team is busy working in the Molonglo Valley on the construction of Denman Prospect. We are working with Canberra based developer, Capital Estate Developments to deliver this unique estate. Named after Lady Denman, who officially named Australia’s capital city Canberra, and for its spectacular views, the suburb will be a great offering in the inner west.

The first residents are already moving in, while we are busy with construction in Stage 2. On completion, there will be approximately 1,500 dwellings within the three development stages. In addition to the views, the development boasts a new school, a local shopping centre and great open spaces.

In our role as Superintendent, we are providing construction supervision and contract administration services for the civil and landscape packages. We are very fortunate to witness first hand the continually evolving urban landscape in Canberra’s development fronts.

Angus Gorman appointed Managing Director of Indesco, with effect from 1 July 2018.

Indesco today announced the appointment of Angus Gorman as Managing Director, with effect from 1 July 2018. Angus is a well known leader, an advocate for developing local engineering talent and is passionate about delivering quality outcomes. He has served on the Indesco Board of Directors since 2011.

 

Since joining Indesco in 2009, Angus has been responsible for the delivery of key infrastructure projects including land development, major roads and civil infrastructure. Prior to this, he was the Project Manager for the redevelopment of Kingston Foreshore and has worked internationally in the UK and Germany. He holds qualifications in both Civil Engineering and Project Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Angus succeeds John Randall, who is stepping down as Managing Director after 31 years with Indesco and Bill Guy and Partners. With John as Managing Director the firm has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and diversification. All of the Directors have expressed their sincere gratitude to John for his many years of service which has immensely benefited Indesco. John has taken up a Technical Director role, he will remain with the firm to provide ongoing project leadership, technical guidance and mentoring.

John says “Angus has rich project experience and strong leadership capabilities. I look forward to the next chapter of this great company under Angus’ guidance“.

Indesco also welcomes Anna Nagalingam to the board as a company director. Anna, who is currently an Associate Director, will take on broader operational responsibilities in addition to her role within the land development team.

Indesco has offices in Canberra and Parramatta and employs more than 65 people. We provide diversified services within civil engineering, structural engineering and landscape architecture fields.

 

Henry Rolland Park

West Basin Redevelopment – Stage 1

Henry Rolland Park will be officially opened to the public on Saturday 28th April. Located on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, to the west of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, the park is the first stage of the West Basin redevelopment.

Indesco were commissioned to update the concept plans, prepare detailed designs and worked closely with Chincivil during the construction of this high profile park. Henry Rolland was a prominent architect during Canberra’s early construction, working on landmarks such as Old Parliament House and Duntroon.

The design promotes our love of active living, enhances foreshore open space connectivity and celebrates the iconic structures on the 1918 Burley Griffin Water Axis. The boardwalk, share zone, great lawn and exercise stations cater for a wide range of users and are expected to be very popular. It has been a fantastic project for all involved and the team is currently working on the design for the next stage of the redevelopment.

 

 

 

Founders Lane

From 2016 to 2017 Indesco was involved in the demolition of the Currong and Allawah flats in Section 52 Braddon paving the way for the revitalisation of a prime city centre location.

Fast forward 6 months and construction is well underway at Founders Lane, Canberra city’s largest residential precinct, located at the edge of the CBD between the historic Gorman House and the Canberra centre.

Indesco has been responsible for the civil and structural design of this vibrant urban precinct in conjunction with Chase and JWLand. The current construction activities relate to the first stage of development on this unique site. On completion, this stage will contain over 25,000m3 of concrete within a slab area of roughly 85,000m2.

A key feature of the structural design has been rationalising the ground floor transfer structure to accommodate a sloping site and a mix of architectural styles, which all sit over a common basement. The civil team has also solved significant stormwater and traffic infrastructure challenges as part of the project’s revitalisation of the surrounding civil infrastructure.

Indesco is excited to also be involved in the next stage of this project which is currently in the concept design stage.

A 30 Year Partnership with the MBA

Indesco celebrates a significant milestone in 2018 having been a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), ACT Branch, for 30 of its 35 years of operation.

MBA’s President Gracie Ferreira joined CEO Michael Hopkins in congratulating Indesco on more than three decades of an innovative culture, fostering excellence across all disciplines of the construction industry, and continued partnership with the MBA.

Indesco is committed to working with local organisations that promote successful outcomes for our industry.

The significant milestone has been included the current edition of the quarterly Canberra Builder magazine (https://www.mba.org.au/storage/1-mba-canberra-builder-feb-2018-final-lowres-2.pdf).

Taylor 2, Stage 1 – Construction commenced!

Construction has now commenced on the next stage of Taylor Estate. Taylor will be the northernmost and highest suburb in the ACT, located between Casey, Moncrieff and Jacka. The suburb was named after Florence Mary Taylor, Australia’s first female architect, engineer and town planner.

Indesco, in collaboration with Tait Network, has been responsible for the civil design of the whole estate. We have also been engaged for Construction Phase Services for Stages 1 and 3. These 2 stages are valued at $50M and will require a full time CPS team of 4 people, led by Nathan Turnbull, over a period of 18 months.

Canberra Contractors will construct Stages 1 and 2. Stage 3 is due to commence construction shortly and design is ongoing for Stage 4. Indesco is also still involved in the construction of Taylor 1, working with Group One and BMD to complete the remaining landscape and residential stages. The final remaining stages of Taylor are located in the north and northwest. Anna Nagalingam is leading the team for Taylor 3 which is currently at the Estate Development Plan stage.

What a team effort!

Urban renewal at The Precinct, Red Hill

The Precinct, Red Hill

In a major change to the leafy Red Hill suburb, the City Renewal Authority has recently redeveloped the Red Hill Public Housing Precinct. The Precinct Red Hill is a 53,002m2 inner city urban development representing one of the ACT’s largest properties offered to the market.

Indesco has been involved in the project for a number of years, acting as the Principal’s Authorised Person during the demolition of the current buildings, preparing the civil and landscape designs for the public infrastructure and working with a multi-disciplined team to prepare the Estate Development Plans.

The site was occupied by a multi-unit public housing complex constructed in 1960. Demolition and remediation is now complete. The project has been part of the Asset Recycling Initiative agreement with the Commonwealth Government that provides funding for public infrastructure investment.

A new nautical themed playground is proposed
The aging housing complex before demolition

A view of the site after demolition