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This year’s IWD campaign theme was “choose to challenge”. The premise being that “a challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”. As part A W Edwards IWD celebrations, we explored this theme with a Q&A panel chaired by AWE’s Ella Gibson.
We were fortunate to have three remarkable guest speakers Dana Adams, Alex Belcastro and Kristi McLachlan sharing their insights and experience in facing the different challenges each had on their career journey within the Construction Industry.
Congratulations to the A W Edwards site team on the successful delivery of the MidCoast Council New Head Office in Taree. Staff will begin occupying the building in early January ready for public opening on January 7. The consolidation into the new Yalawanyi Ganya building, which is an indigenous name for sitting or meeting place, will be the first time in the Council’s short, four-year history that all administrative staff have worked under the same roof.
Congratulations to the A W Edwards project teams on their recent wins at the 2020 Master Builders Association Awards. The three winning entries were for the -
- Port Macquarie Base Hospital Mental Health Expansion - Public Buildings $10m - $20m (Newcastle MBA)
- Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Stage 2 Acute Services Building – Health Buildings New Building – Open Price Category
- Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre Upgrade – Sporting Facilities $10m - $50m
A W Edwards Honorary Chairman Bruce Edwards and Chief Executive Officer Greg D’Arcy signed a $370 million (AUD) contract with the NSW Government on Friday 20th October 2020 to deliver Sydney’s new Metro station at Crows Nest.
Congratulations to the Warrick Lane project team in being the first A W Edwards project to not only attain the TOPSITE accreditation flag but also achieve the Innovation level too.
To obtain the label, Warrick Lane had to fulfil 16 qualifying criteria from five topics and two bonus innovations approved.
A W Edwards Executive Director Kenny Smith commented “This is a great achievement, and I would like to thank Mehmet, Luke, Tim and the rest of the team in all the hard work they put throughout the process.”
Blacktown Hospital’s new Emergency Department went LIVE to the public on 7th August 2019..
The ED is a critical part of the new Acute Services Building delivered by A W Edwards.
This state-of-the-art health facility reflects the hard work and dedication of our site team and the collaborative relationship we have with Health Infrastructure, Johnstaff and the Western Sydney Local Health District.
Well done and congratulations to all!
Our Warrick Lane - Blacktown Redevelopment project was officially launched on July 4 with a sod turn ceremony attended by Blacktown City Council officials and by A W Edwards CEO Greg D’Arcy and members of our project team.
Speaking at the ceremony Greg D’Arcy said, “A W Edwards welcomes the opportunity to be part of the team on the Warrick Lane Project that will transform the Blacktown CBD into a vibrant and welcoming space for the community”.
On Sunday, May 19th, the AW Edwards running team joined over 11,250 runners participating in the iconic SMH Half Marathon which is a 21.1km run through the Sydney CBD.
Our team had a fantastic result this year with a ranking of 13th across all participating teams and 3rd in the corporate division.
The official handing over of keys by A W Edwards, marking the successful completion of the Stage 1 Port Macquarie Base Hospital. The 24-bed Acute Inpatient Unit is a contemporary space which will deliver leading mental health services to the Port Macquarie region.
The $10 Million dollar upgrade to the Port Macquarie airport is due for completion by the end of 2019 and will see the airport transformed into double its current size. Passengers can look forward to expanded check-in areas, expanded arrival and departure areas, expanded security screening areas and improved baggage claim areas along with air-conditioning throughout and terminal Wi-Fi. The Fly through video showing what the airport will look like has everyone impressed.
Ochlan Parsons-King who is one of our carpentry apprentices at the Blacktown Hospital Acute Services Building, Blacktown was recently awarded 1st Year - Apprentice of the Year Award” at the 2018 MBA NSW Awards. A well-deserved win for Ochlan, a diligent and enthusiastic apprentice and a valued member of our site team at Blacktown.
A W Edwards received significant industry recognition at the recent NSW Master Builders Association - Excellence in Construction Awards held on Saturday 3rd November 2018. A W Edwards took home six category awards on the night. The USYD Women's College Langley Precinct, Camperdown, Australian Turf Club Multi-Deck Car Park and Facilities Building, Randwick, Rugby Australia Building, Moore Park and the Sydney Trains Engineering & Maintenance Hub, Clyde projects were acknowledged for their Excellence in Construction.
The Armidale Regional Airport Terminal Upgrade project delivered by our Port Macquarie team received a Master Builders Association Excellence in Building Award at the recent award night held in Newcastle on the 7th of September.
Congratulations to our project team for their outstanding delivery of the project which took out top honours for the “Extensions, Renovations & Refurbishments ($5million - $10 million)” category.
Bruce Edwards is pleased to announce that he has just signed a binding Share Sale Agreement with Bouygues Construction which will see its international building division, Bouygues Batiment International acquire 100 per cent of AW Edwards Pty Limited (including Rintoul Pty Limited).
This is an excellent outcome as it means we will have the opportunity to fully realise our potential for continued success in the Australian market while retaining our name, teams and capabilities.
Our Richard Piper crossed the line in a time of 1:28:49 (88 minutes), which was only 23 minutes behind the overall race winner Joel Tobin-White from Victoria. Overall, Richard came 335th out of 9195, 306th male out of 5501 and 61st in the 40-49 age group. Followed by Tim Dekruif with a time of 1:34:49 (94 minutes).
The Blacktown Hospital ASB project team celebrated a significant construction milestone on April 29, with the NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP and Health Minister, the Hon. Brad Hazzard conducting a ‘topping out’ ceremony on the uppermost level of the building.
Read the full article on The Pulse.
On Sunday May 20th, A W Edwards will be participating in the 21km Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. This year our charity is Beyond Blue.
To help us raise funds, please use the link below for sponsorship - any contribution is appreciated.
The NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, unveiled the plaque to commemorate the opening of the multi-storey commuter carpark at Ashfield Train Station on Saturday 24th March.
A W Edwards has successfully delivered the Ashfield Commuter Carpark, under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO officially opened The Sibyl Centre at The Women’s College within The University of Sydney on Thursday 22nd March.
We are enjoying our second year of sponsorship of the North Coast Surf Boat Series and pleased to report the Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Crew are reaping the rewards of their hard work.
Read the full article on Port News
Officials and guests gathered on December 18 for the ‘sod turning’ ceremony for the Port Macquarie Base Hospital Mental Health Unit expansion.
A W Edwards was strongly represented at the Tough Mudder Challenge held at Glenworth Valley on 19th November, 2017. Tough Mudder is a 16km obstacle course designed to test physical strength, stamina, mental grit and team work. In the face of the ‘worlds’ most challenging obstacle course’, our team raised over $2,400 as part of our ongoing campaign with the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation.
A W Edwards is pleased to announce three award wins at the MBA Excellence in Construction Awards for 2017. The awards acknowledge Prince of Wales Hospital - The Bright Alliance, Westmead Hospital Redevelopment Early and Enabling Works and Western Sydney University New Science Building. Recognition within a highly contested division of Major NSW Contractors is an esteemed achievement and a great credit to everyone involved.
A W Edwards was proud to sponsor a race at Royal Randwick on 28th October 2017 being Cox Plate Day. The "A W Edwards Handicap" was Race 9 on the day with Greg D'Arcy, Matt Bourne, Michael Musarra and Glen Burley on hand to congratulate and place the winner's slash on the victorious stallion "Interlocuter".
For the first time ever, Australian Rugby has its own training base. A state-of-the-art facility at Moore Park will be home to all the national teams and will also be a home for UTS Sport Science.
View the full video on Rugby AU
The Rugby Australia Building was officially opened in Sydney today and is the first facility of its kind in Australia to house iconic national sporting teams alongside one of the country’s leading tertiary education institutions.
A W Edwards has a proud tradition of providing education and training to apprentices and building degree cadets. In keeping with our culture of developing and nurturing young people, A W Edwards has established a scholarship for construction students at Western Sydney University.
Blacktown Hospital has engaged with the Indigenous community to signal a new era of healthcare in the region. Aboriginal elder Stephen Williams ran a traditional smoking ceremony at the site of the new hospital building last week. Due for completion in 2019, the new building will provide state-of-the-art facilities and be a major tertiary hospital for western Sydney.
A W Edwards is a proud supporter of The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, a children’s charity which for more than 27 years, has been purchasing essential and often life-saving medical equipment for sick and injured children in Paediatric Wards, Neonatal Units, Maternity and Emergency Departments in hospitals across Australia.
A W Edwards have welcomed local Indigenous business Bara Barang as the official site canteen operators at the Blacktown Hospital Acute Services Project. Loretta and Karsha from the Bara Barang team delivered a thank-you BBQ lunch for site workers today.
The canteen will officially open later in the project, providing traditional tradie favourites. A W Edwards is pleased to welcome Bara Barang to the site.
Things are looking a little different at Blacktown Hospital today as new pedestrian entries open for the emergency department and the main hospital. Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Project Manager Robyn Campbell, said the change allows us to maintain access into the hospital and university while the new acute services building is constructed.
Read the full article on The Pulse
The new departure terminal gets the tick of approval from Armidale Regional Council and Local Member, Mr Adam Marshall, MP. The terminal and state-of-the-art baggage screening facilities forms part of a $9.2 million project. Council Administrator, Dr. Ian Tiley, said the expansion has been a ‘great economic driver for the regional area’. Stage 2 of the project is now underway, with the original portion of the airport undergoing complete refurbishment.
Read the full article on NBN News
This annual event allows many of the A W Edwards running enthusiasts with an opportunity to participate as a team in this iconic 21km run through the streets of Sydney. This year, our team of 18 runners finished fifth in the corporate division and twenty-first in the overall team results. A fantastic effort and congratulations to all our runners. Our team ran in support of the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia.
This redevelopment will see Blacktown Hospital transformed into one of the nation’s leading health care facilities, delivering improved health services and thousands of new jobs to Western Sydney.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard inspected the site for the new acute services building, which is the jewel in the $700 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project.
Read the full article on The Pulse
A W Edwards is delighted to partner with The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation to support vital research projects and help make a difference with a series of small fundraisers scheduled for 2017.
In an Executive Interview with The CEO Magazine, Managing Director Bruce Edwards attributes the continued success of the company to the importance of strong heritage, family business ethic and the long association of the highly skilled and dedicated people of A W Edwards.
Read the full article on The CEO Magazine
An interview by Western Sydney University discussing the environmentally sustainable design behind the new 6-star Green Facility.
A W Edwards received three awards at the recent Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards held in Sydney. Congratulations to our dedicated project teams for their outstanding delivery of the Westmead Hospital Redevelopment – Early and Enabling Works, Wollongong Private Hospital and the RMS Kirribilli Office Refurbishment & Fitout.
The Prince of Wales Hospital is a $70m facility that houses the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Cenre (NCCC) and the Australian Advanced Treatment Centre (AATC), known as 'The Bright Alliance' project. The NCCC will provide ambulatory, outpatient and radiotherapy services and the AATC will be the first purpose-built early phase clinical trial in New South Wales which will provide an environment specifically for clinical trial activities.
Mowbray Public community celebrates completion of massive $20 million rebuild.
Former P&C President Vanessa Rengger, who has seen the whole project through start to finish, said it was a great result. "The original school was built back in the '50's. Now we're delighted to say we have a new school built for the 21-st century education." said Ms Rengger.
Read the full article on North Shore Times
A $276 million "nerve centre" will soon control the Sydney Trains network from one location for the first time in history.
Five control centres will be merges into the state-of-the-art Rail Operations Centre in Green Square, set to open in 2018, to reduce the delays on the network.
Read the full article on The Daily Telegraph
The state-of-the-art Australian Rugby Development Centre at Moore Park, which will become the new home of the Wallabies, has been given the tick of approval and construction will commence at the end of the month.
The SCG Trust, ARU and UTS, in partnership with the Federal and NSW governments, are set to
Imagine a hospital where you can press a buzzer and a nurse instantly appears on the screen in front of your bed to deal with your request.
A facility which allows your obstetrician to monitor your baby's movements from afar by linking into the rooms CTG machine via mobile phone.
We are proud to share the three projects we nominated in this year's Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards were successful. A huge congratulations to the teams involved in the delivery of the Victoria Avenue Community Precinct Project, Childrens Medical Research Institute and St.George Hospital Accident and Emergency Department.
Yesterday A W Edwards hosted the 2015 Annual Charity Shield in partnership with Lipman and Richard Crookes Constructions to raise money for the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation.
A staggering $90,000 was raised thanks to the support of ErectSafe Scaffolding, Jones and Jones Master Plumbers and a number of other incredibly generous donors.
Find out more about the Charity Shield
Patients, visitors and staff now have better access to St George Hospital from Kogarah town centre with the opening on July 30 of the new hospital entry and pulic and staff car park on Kensington Street.
The Sydney Cricket Ground's MA Noble, Don Bradman & Dally Messenger Stands received significant industry recognition at the 2015 TheStadiumBusiness Awards held in Barcelona on the 10th June.
Wollongong Hospital’s parking woes should ease from Monday when the boomgates of the new $30.5million multi-deck carpark open up for business. From 5.30am, patients, visitors and staff will be able to access the facility which features 750 new parking spaces and is connected to the existing carpark and to the hospital via a footbridge.
Read the full article on Illawarra Mercury
Yesterday we completed the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. Together we raised $11,012.75 for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Team A W Edwards was placed 50 out of 142 teams- a great end result.
We thank you all for your support.
A W Edwards has partnered with The Prince of Wales Hospital and The Bright Alliance to run a competition encouraging local school children to 'Name the Crane' at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
University of Western Sydney Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, has turned the first sod to mark the start of construction on the new state-of-the-art science facility for the UWS Parramatta campus.
The Wollongong Private Hospital project team celebrated a significant milestone today with construction of the hospital reaching its highest point on 26 February, 2015.
To celebrate this momentous occasion a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was conducted. The team put their own spin on the ancient Scandinavian tradition however by opting for an Australia Grass Tree, reflective of the bushland surrounds.
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner visited A W Edwards' Wollongong Hospital Car Park site on Tuesday to celebrate the project reaching its highest construction point. The milestone was marked with a Scandanavian 'topping out' ceremony.
Read the full article on Illawarra Mercury
A W Edwards received significant industry recognition at the NSW Master Builders Association - Excellence in Construction Awards held on Saturday 8th November, 2014. A W Edwards took home the major award of the evening for 'Outstanding Construction' as well as five category awards.
Congratulations to all involved on this tremendous achievement.
As Wollongong Private Hospital takes shape in the heart of the city's medical precinct, doctors and other health providers are clamouring to be part of the $90 million state-of-the-art facility.
The White Bay Cruise Terminal, which A W Edwards worked closely with Johnson Pilton Walker Architects on, has won the Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture in the 2014 AIA National Architecture Awards.
JPW were also awarded the Steel Architecture award for The White Bay Cruise Terminal.
Congratulations to the team at JPW for this great result.
On Wednesday 29th October NSW Premier Mike Baird visited the AWE team at Canada Bay Primary School. The Premier was impressed by the project and all it will bring to the City of Canada Bay community.
The primary school will cater for approximately six hundred primary school aged children and is due to open in Term 1, 2015.
State Health Minister Jillian Skinner had two important jobs to do when visiting St George Hospital on Thursday, October 16. Mrs Skinner started the day at 9am by opening the St George and Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Symposium.
The new St George Hospital emergency department in Gray Street, Kogarah, opened for business at 8am yesterday.
And it did not take long to get into full swing.
e Humpty Dumpty Foundation. The friendly bowls competition resulted in $18,822 raised.
Planning continues behind the scenes as the Lake Cathie Public School takes shape. The new school off Ocean Drive will have 10 classrooms, a library, hall, canteen, special programs area, administration, staff facilities, toilets, games and assembly courts, a covered outdoor learning area, sports field and a car park, as well as landscaping. Construction remains on time for completion by the end of the year.
Read the full article on Port Macquarie News
A W Edwards was awarded three awards at the Master Builders Association (Newcastle) 2014 Excellence in Building Awards held on Friday 12th September.
The team took home the main award of the evening- the Commercial Builder of the Year Award for the Tamworth Education Centre Project.
A W Edwards - A family company built on integrity. Our corporate video celebrates our 93 year history and the unique culture of our company.
Stage 1 of the Children's Medical Research Institute was officially opened on Friday 29th August. A W Edwards appreciates the importance of children's medical research and was pleased to donate $20,000 to the Institute in support of their future research and building endeavors.
A W Edwards recently set up at stall at the University of Western Sydney Careers Expo. The team had a great evening. Many thanks to UWS for having us.
The landmark project was showcased at an event held on Thursday 24th July at the SCG.
Find out more about Building the SCG
A W Edwards received two awards at the recent NSW & ACT Steel Excellence Awards held in Sydney.
The MA Noble and Don Bradman Stand Roof, part of the SCG Stage 2 Redevelopment Project, received a High Commendation for Steel Excellence in the 'Buildings- Large Projects' category.
The Children's Medical Research Institute's new multi-million dollar cancer research centre, constructed by A W Edwards aims to become a world-leader in cancer research, attracting scientists from across the globe.
The White Bay Cruise Terminal project has won a World Architecture Award in the Transport category.
A W Edwards worked closely with architects Johnson Pilton Walker to deliver this project.
Described as an investment in the future New England health workforce, the University of Newcastle’s multi-million dollar Tamworth Education Centre was officially opened yesterday.
The University of Newcastle’s $19 million Tamworth Health Education Centre officially opened today.
It’s hoped the facility will encourage students to remain in rural areas once they graduate.
The University of Newcastle's (UON) $19.4 million Tamworth Education Centre is a state-of-the-art education and research hub designed to increase the skills and capacity of the region's health workforce.
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced on Monday that Health Infrastructure had awarded the main works contract for the car park to Northbridge-based AW Edwards.
"LAKE Cathie's new $8.3 million school will be open for business on day one of term one 2015, with enrolments for the first intake of students open from Monday.
The construction contract has been awarded to local company AW Edwards and will equate to 50 jobs when work gets underway.
A W Edwards achieved a major milestone, ahead of schedule, with the delivery of 13,000 seats and associated facilities for the Ashes test match in January, 2014. The team was praised for its efforts, going above and beyond to ensure the series was a success for players and visitors alike.
"Today marked a special milestone for the Lake Cathie Community, with the first sod turned at the site of a new public school."
The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS have celebrated a major milestone with the opening of the Learning Life Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
After travelling all over Sydney's Western Suburbs the Giants now have a home and a very fancy one costing $11.5 million.
Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron is confident the establishment of a state-of-the-art $11.5 million training centre at Sydney Olympic Park will bolster the young club's ability to retain and entice top talent.
On Tuesday 12th November, 2013 the commencement of the construction of Wollongong Private Hospital was celebrated. The traditional 'Turning of the Sod Ceremony' was captured by the Illawarra Mercury.
Congratulations to the A W Edwards project teams recognised at the MBA Excellence in Construction Awards announced in Sydney on 2nd November, 2013.
A W Edwards is supporting the McGrath Foundation by equipping site personnel with fluorescent pink McGrath Mack work boots. The organisation is the first construction company to support thr foundation in this way. The Tamworth Education Centre team was the first to step out in the pink boots ahead of the initiative's offical launch in December.
A W Edwards recently recieved a number of AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards at state and national level. The awards recognised 'the highest standards of building and construction management, research and development of building projects in Australia'.
A W Edwards, Lipman, Fugen, Mainbrace and Richard Crookes Constructions joined forces to raise $19,000 for Sydney teenager Liam Knight. Liam suffered life changing injuries when a metal rod pierced his brain in a horrific accident in January, 2013. The funds raised through the friendly bowling tournament will support Liam as he continues his rehabilitation.
A W Edwards secures construction of the Wollongong Private Hospital set to open in October, 2015.
"Sporting fans switch on for all the game action- $197 million SCG grandstand will put new sport experience at their finger tips."
"A wall of vertical "fins" will greet spectators at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the grand old lady of sport is coaxed into the 21st century."
A W Edwards has commenced site clearing and excavation works in preparation for the new Wollongong Private Hospital. We look forward to our ongoing involvement.
History was made last August when Adam Goodes became the first Australian sports star to set foot on the top deck of the new MA Noble and Bradman Stands at the SCG.