Queensland stars shine at national property awards

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Game-changing Queensland projects have been recognised at Australia’s national property awards in Sydney last week.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Coorparoo Square were applauded at the 2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital won the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building. The hospital, which opened in 2017 is the largest healthcare building to ever receive 6 Star Green Star ratings for design and construction from the Green Building Council of Australia.

‘This state-of-the-art health facility, delivered by Lendlease is a sustainable superstar,’ says the Property Council’s Chief Executive, Ken Morrison.

‘The hospital has reset our expectations for green healthcare in Australia, and carefully balances environmental considerations like energy efficiency with people-centric design,’ adds RLB’s Queensland Managing Director David Stewart.

Client: Queensland Health
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Architect: SCA Architects (JV Architectus and Rice Daubney Architects)

Coorparoo Square

The Liberty Award for Best Mixed Use Development went to Coorparoo Square, a $250 million mixed use joint venture between Frasers Property Australia and Honeycombes Property Group. The development comprises 366 residential apartments, resort style resident facilities, and 6,500 square metres of retail floor space.

‘Coorparoo Square’s stunning architecture has changed the face of the Coorparoo skyline, redefining the rich heritage of the suburb and garnering substantial public interest on a site which included Queensland’s first Myer building,’ David explains.

Client: Frasers Property
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Architect: Conrad Gargett

2019 Innovation & Excellence Awards

This year, 152 finalists competed for national recognition in 20 categories.

RLB has partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present the Innovation & Excellence Awards program since its inception in 1982.

‘Our vision and values at RLB remain a constant in everything we do and are echoed in these awards; creating value through the skills and passion of our people, challenging the conventional, and delivering excellence,’ says RLB Global Chairman, Stephen Mee.

‘We strive in the pursuit of excellence. Our commitment to create a better tomorrow, with both confidence and agility, is testament of our continued support of these awards,’ Stephen concludes.

Award winners were announced on Friday 17 May at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre Sydney.