Hands Across The Water 2018
SJ Higgins VIC has proudly supported Amy Fitzpatrick from ClarkeHopkinsClarke in this year's Hands Across The Water 800km charity bike ride across Thailand.
Congratulations to Amy, for not only reaching, but exceeding her fundraising goal. Well done!
The Hands Group is an Australian, New Zealand and Thai social enterprise that gives at-risk Thai children and their communities a helping hand through their charity Hands Across. Hands Across The Water is currently the biggest Australian and New Zealand charity operating in Thailand. Our projects are tailored to meet local communities’ needs – for the long term. As part of our fundraising we provide shared experiences for our supporters to engage in our work.
Sharing the Good
The primary purpose of Hands Group is to improve the lives of underprivileged children in Thailand. We believe the best way we can do this is by raising funds through creating meaningful shared experiences – in essence we Share the Good. We aim to enrich the lives of not only the children in Thailand, but of every person who connects with Hands
Images Courtesy of Hands Across the Water
Sod turned at Port Melbourne Primary School
The sod has been turned at Port Melbourne Primary School today marking the official beginning to construction works of a $5.4 Million upgrade to the existing school.
Acting Premier, the Hon James Merlino and Member for Albert Park the Hon Martin Foley today visited the school and turned the first sod of the upgrade.
Designed by Williams Boag
, the upgrade includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium, with indoor basketball and netball courts, change rooms, toilets and canteen and an arts and music building offering a diverse range of arts and inclusive programs at the school. State-of-the-art facilities include acoustic wall lining and double-glazing of the event and performance spaces.
The Minister for Housing, The Hon. Martin Foley MP visits Preston Renewal Project
The Minister for Housing
The Hon. Martin Foley MP visited today our project at Stokes Street and Penola Streets in Preston alongside key guests from various organisations including Annette Parker, Assistant Director, Property and Project Management Unit and Daryl Glynn, Assistant Area Director.
Other guests included the design team from blp, David Leece, Director, Emily Gilfillan, Associate Director. SJ Higgins representatives included Carl Scavo, Director, David Millmow, Site Manager and Mersi Halilovic, Business Development Executive.
This project is part of a $2.7 billion Homes for Victorians initiative to address housing and homelessness.
The first stage of the renewal will see 68 social housing units constructed on long-vacant land in Stokes Street and Penola Street. The initial redevelopment will provide a 10 per cent increase on the public housing previously provided on the two streets, where original homes built in the early 1940s were demolished between 2008 and 2012.
SJ Higgins to build new Balwyn Tennis and Community Facility
SJ Higgins VIC has been awarded the contract to build the new Balwyn Tennis and Community Facility.
The former Balwyn Bowls Club Pavilion and bowling greens will be demolished to make way for a new Tennis
and Community Facility. Designed by mgs architects
, the proposed development will include a double storey building comprising a tennis club with tennis courts and ancillary elements, multipurpose
community spaces, kitchen, bathrooms and a terrace.
Image Courtesy of mgs architects
SJ Higgins appointed as Head Contractor for new HammondCare Dementia Village
We are pleased to advise that we have been appointed as Design & Construct Head Contractor for HammondCare's new dementia village in Caulfield.
The development will see the creation of a $25 Million dementia village comprising six cottages and 81 individual rooms. Each cottage will have between 9 and 15 private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a centralised domestic kitchen for the preparation of fresh meals and a variety of domestic and familiar living areas.
A new basement carpark with 75 spaces, ambulance parking,
maintenance, plant and miscellaneous area
will also be constructed.
SJ Higgins Group are excited to be partnering with HammondCare, connect and WG Architects.
Image Courtesy of WG Architects
Beaumaris Sports Club delivered
Our VIC team has handed over the new Beaumaris Sports Club building, with external works still underway.
Situated at Banksia Reserve, the new Beaumaris Sports Club is a hub for entertainment, socialising and all things sport.
Members can enjoy a relaxed dining experience in the a la carte bistro & sports bar, a dedicated Members' bar & lounge and a versatile functions space.
The new facilities are the proud home to three elite sporting clubs. The Beaumaris Football Club, Lawn Tennis Club and Cricket Club.
Image Courtesy of Croxon Ramsay Architects
New project: Morningside Childcare centre
SJ Higgins have recently been awarded the Design and Construction contract for a new Early Learning Centre in Morningside, Queensland.
The full turn-key development includes a 20 car basement, and two accompanying levels to accommodate up to 101 children. Boasting six separate childcare rooms with shared amenities, kitchen, laundry, prep rooms, staff rooms, staff amenities, storage areas and a sleep room for the younger children. The construction of the new centre is scheduled to commence in April 2018.
Image Courtesy of Local Office Architecture