05 December 2014

SJ Higgins Group awarded Werribee Mercy Mental Health expansion project

SJ Higgins Group has been awarded the major expansion of Werribee Mercy Mental Health.

With $34.7 Million in funding, this is the largest funding support to date for mental health services in Melbourne's west, and will include a two-storey 54-bed acute building and is expected to be finished in 2016.


SJ Higgins Group Company Director, Carl Scavo, said the company is excited and proud to be delivering this project for Werribee Mercy.


"We are delighted to be appointed the principal contractor for this major expansion project. This project is a welcome addition to our growing health care portfolio. This is our largest health care project to date and is a key example of our ability to draw on our previous experience to deliver complex projects in operational environments." Scavo said.


The new acute mental health unit will feature a two-storey building with a floor area of more than 4,400 square metres, 54 adult inpatient mental health beds, 10 of which are high dependency unit beds, and four psychiatric assessment and planning unit beds. The new unit will be located in the same area as the existing facility at Werribee Mercy Hospital. There will also be an additional 100 car spaces created on the hospital site.

14 November 2014

Project Completion: Living Faith Lutheran Primary School Our Queensland team has recently handed over the new two-storey Administration building for Living Faith Lutheran Primary School in Murrumba Downs.


This was our second private education project in Queensland and we are very excited to have had the opportunity to work with Bickerton Masters Architecture to deliver this project.


The ground floor of the new building comprises a parents lounge, staff room, print and resource room and offices with level 1 housing reception, boardroom, offices and a sick bay. The project was delivered in stages with the client moving into the lower level of the administration building as construction works continued on the upper level. Living Faith Lutheran Primary School
29 October 2014

SJ Higgins Group in the Mining Global and Business Review Australia Magazines SJ Higgins Group is proud to support Liebherr-Australia in a feature article in the current issues of Mining Global and Business Review Australia.


Our Queensland Office was contracted by Liebher-Australia to deliver a warehouse and office facility in Newman WA and the $19 Million facility in Redcliffe WA, comprising a 5,000m² warehouse.


Liebherr Article starts on page 222, with SJ Higgins Group featured on page 230.


27 October 2014

New Project: DEPI Knoxfield Redevelopment SJ Higgins Group has been awarded the $6.5 Million Department of Environment and Primary Industries Knoxfield Redevelopment Capital Works Project. This award follows our involvement in the Early Works contract.


The former DEPI research site will be redeveloped into a regional office and depot facility to service the entire Port Phillip region. The existing conference centre building will be extended and reconfigured into a high quality office building, a new 500m² depot constructed and a farm shed converted into a storage facility. The existing site will remain operational during construction.


The Department of Environment and Primary Industries is Victoria's lead government agency for sustainable management of water resources, climate change, bush fires, public land, forests and ecosystems, agriculture, productivity and industry development; regulation and compliance, fisheries and game and business services.


We look forward to working with DEPI and FPPV Architects to deliver this redevelopment project.


DEPI Knoxfield DEPI KnoxfieldImages Courtesy of FPPV Architecture

20 October 2014

Clarke Hopkins Clarke win multiple Architecture Awards for Brighton Grammar School's New Middle School Building Congratulations to Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects and Brighton Grammar School for receiving the Bayside Built Environment Awards for "Best New Building (Non-Residential)" and "Best Heritage Renovation or Restoration" and High Commendation for "Most Creative Design".


SJ Higgins Group is very proud to have been involved in this outstanding construction project.


Click on the following link to view the project:: Brighton Grammar SchoolBGS Image
20 October 2014

Aquinas College Ashmore October Update.Works on the Aquinas College project in Ashmore are progressing well with our team completing works on programme despite initial delays due to inclement weather.


The $6 Million project comprises construction of a new 3-storey Year 7 Building and a new single storey workshop. SJ Higgins Group was awarded the 3 Stage project at the end of 2013. The project, designed by Lightwave Architectural, is funded by The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and is managed by Davis Langdon.


Click on the following link to view all photos: Aquinas October UpdateAquinas College

16 June 2014
Official Opening of Liebherr Australia's Redcliffe WA facility

The new Liebherr Australia facility in Redcliffe WA was handed over today following completion of the two stage project in May.


The $19 Million expansion project comprised construction of a 3,500m² warehouse, including refurbishment and expansion of existing office and large hardstand areas. Liebherr-Australia provides equipment and support services to the mining and construction industries.


This project follows the successful completion of Liebherr's facility in Newman WA, which was officially opened 21 October last year. Our Queensland team is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Liebherr Australia and Drew Dickson Architects to deliver these major expansion projects. SJ Higgins Group- Offical Opening of Liebherr Redlcliffe WA SJ Higgins Group- Offical Opening of Liebherr Redlcliffe WA

13 June 2014
Locksley Arts Precinct at Ivanhoe Grammar School featured in 'The Weekly Review Ivanhoe Grammar's Locksley Arts Precinct is featured in the current issue of 'The Weekly Review- Ivanhoe & Valley' magazine on page 17.


20 May 2014
Official Opening of the ArtsEdge at Locksley at Ivanhoe Grammar School The new Locksley Arts Precinct was officially opened today by Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts.


Designed by Baldasso Cortese Architects, Locksley Arts Precinct is a rejuvenation of the original 1924 Locksley House into a contemporary dynamic facility for creative arts, music and drama.


View project


SJ Higgins Group- Offical Opening of Locksley Arts Precinct
07 May 2014
Official Opening of the Zammit Centre at the Peninsula School The new Zammit Centre at the Peninsula School was officially opened yesterday by his Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria.


The new VCE Centre accommodates contemporary learning spaces for Senior VCE Students.


McIdlowie Partners’ design models a tertiary environment with 20 state-of-the art classrooms equipped with the latest technology, multiple break-out spaces for informal discussion and a 250 seat cafeteria designed to promote staff-student interaction.


The Zammit Centre includes:

  • Tertiary pedagogy model for collaborative learning environments
  • 20 learning studios designed based on as a variety of spaces for broadened subject selection and non-directional , collaborative learning styles
  • Adjacent informal learning areas for independent and breakout groups
  • New 250 seat Café/Commons for social interaction including an outdoor terrace.
  • Tertiary model Audio Visual systems
  • Careers guidance and staff accommodation
  • Dedicated study retreat as a quiet study area and associated deck
  • Outdoor Forum space for outdoor learning and social interaction, student amenities including lockers & toilets
SJ Higgins Group- Offical Opening of Zammit Centre, the Peninsula School
24 April 2014
Aquinas College Ashmore Stage 3+4 underway Our Queensland team has commenced works on the $6 Million redevelopment project at Aquinas College in Ashmore.


Works include demolition of existing buildings and lowering of existing ground levels by 1 metre. Construction works include a new 3-storey teaching block and a single storey workshop and staff room.


This is our first private education project in Queensland and we are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Aquinas College, Davis Langdon and Lightwave Architectural.


Since beginning operations in Queensland, our business strategy focused on retail construction projects. We have developed an enviable reputation for quality construction and expertise in the retail sector. Over the last two years, our Queensland office has successfully expanded our profile and diversified into new sectors including industrial and mining. The award of the Aquinas College project represents a significant milestone in our continued growth in Queensland. SJ Higgins Group- Aquinas CollegeImage Courtesy of Lightwave Architectural

15 April 2014

Project Completion: Caltex Service Station Kenmore Caltex Kenmore opened for business mid last week. The $2 Million project comprised demolition of an existing Caltex service station; removal and remediation of the existing fuel tank farm.


A new service station was constructed including a new fuel tank farm, retail space, canopy structure and acoustic perimeter boundary fencing up to 4m in height.


Congratulations to our Queensland team for the successful completion of our first contract with Caltex Australia Petroleum. SJ Higgins Group- Caltex Kenmore
06 March 2014

Project Commencement: Mayflower Stage 3 We are very excited to announce that Mayflower Stage 3 works have commenced on Tuesday 4th March.


Stage 3 involves construction of two buildings. A three level building plus basement car park with 21 larger two and three bedroom, two bathroom units. The two storey building will house four larger two bedroom independent living apartments


This is part of the $50 Million redevelopment of Mayflower's Brighton Site. Stage 1 was completed in 2010 with Stage 2 delivered late 2013. SJ Higgins Group- Mayflower Stage 3 render Image Courtesy of Woodhead International

25 February 2014

Project Completion- Assumption College Boarding Facility Our Melbourne team has recently delivered the $7 Million design and construction of three new boarding houses, each consisting of 24 student rooms and two self-contained staff units including a new catering hub at Assumption College in Kilmore with the Grand Opening Ceremony scheduled for 30 March 2014.


SJ Higgins Group- Assumption College Boarding Facility SJ Higgins Group- Assumption College Catering Hub Assumption College Catering Hub
21 February 2014

Project Gallery- $11 Million Refurbished Woolworths Maryborough reopened following flooding Check out the Woolworths Maryborough Project Page to find out more about the construction of the $11 Million refurbishment of the flooded store, which reopened in December 2013. SJ Higgins Group- WW Maryborough

The store was closed for 10 months since the floods in January and reopened its doors early December 2013. This was an extremely challenging project due to its nature and the tight delivery programme. Our team worked closely with the Client, consultants and subcontractors to address all issues and ensure that the store was delivered on time.


SJ Higgins Group- WW Maryborough Click on the following link to read more about the challenges our team faced during the construction of this project.

Woolworths Maryborough

10 February 2014

Mayflower Stage 2- Best performing site nationally for 2013 Congratulations to the Mayflower Team for having achieved a zero recordable incident year in 2013.


This success was achieved with a total of 100,901 man hours worked. Well done to the Mayflower team and all our other project teams who have worked very hard to improve our safety culture over the past 6 months
03 February 2014

Completion of the new Middle School building at Brighton Grammar SJ Higgins Group- Brighton Grammar New Middle School

The recently finished Brighton Grammar Middle School is ready for the new school year.


The project comprised construction of a new stand-alone Middle School building designed to support a project based curriculum. The building’s design is both contemporary and at one with its surroundings. Its layout comprises a mixture of classrooms and public learning spaces that foster a culture of collaborative learning among the students. The buildings services are abundant in information and communication technology which will help to promote varied learning methodologies for the students.
Student resources and specialist areas are dispersed throughout the facility to provide the students with ease of access to the learning utilities that best suit their desired modes of learning. The building layout harbours strong connections between its internal and external environments, enabling classes to be taken outside and also providing room for sport and recreation.


Our Melbourne team is proud to have worked with Brighton Grammar School, Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects and APP Corporation to deliver this major project.
13 January 2014

SJ Higgins Group achieves OFSC Accreditation SJ Higgins Group- OFSC Accreditation

We are pleased to advise that on 8th January, the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner accredited SJ Higgins Group (SJ Higgins Pty Ltd and SJ Higgins Constructions Pty Ltd) under the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme. The SJ Higgins Group Board of Directors thank Kate Elliott, HSEQ Manager, and project staff for their commitment and hard work in achieving OFSC Accreditation. The safety of our staff, subcontractors and the general public is very important to us and we are pleased that this has been recognised by the Federal Safety Commissioner.


"This accreditation is a direct result of our commitment to safety and a high quality of work. It also recognises our rigorous efforts in improving and sustaining our management systems and performance standards. We look forward to new opportunities that this accreditation will provide to our company." says Carl Scavo, Director.
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