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This whole area is go­ing to be the talk of the town with up­com­ing 4 star ho­tel `Aloft’, nu­mer­ous cafes, re­tails and the highly an­tic­i­pated Perth Sta­dium (a multi-pur­pose venue for sports and en­ter­tain­ment events) due for es­ti­mate com­ple­tion in 2018.

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team be­hind the restora­tion of the Old Trea­sury Build­ing in the Perth CBD has been awarded the most pres­ti­gious prize at this year’s Mas­ter Builders Bankwest Ex­cel­lence in Con­struc­tion Awards.

At Satur­day night’s gala event at Crown Perth, Built took home the 2016 Bankwest Best Pro­ject prize in front of a record crowd of more than 700 in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives and guests.

The builder won the award for the $80 mil­lion trans­for­ma­tion of the 16000sq m Old Trea­sury Build­ing – one of Perth’s most sig­nif­i­cant his­tor­i­cal and state her­itage build­ings – into a 48-room, six-star lux­ury bou­tique ho­tel and hos­pi­tal­ity space.

The pro­ject, part of the Cathe­dral Square de­vel­op­ment on the cor­ner of St Ge­orges Ter­race and Bar­rack Street, in­cludes two restau­rants, Como The Trea­sury, the world-renowned Como Shamb­hala spa as well as re­tail out­lets and bars.

Ar­chi­tect Rod Mol­lett, who was one of seven judges, con­grat­u­lated the team from Built on their work.

“The whole team at Built should be very proud of their achieve­ment and the great sen­si­tiv­ity that was ap­plied to the pro­ject,” Mr Mol­lett said. “The qual­ity of fin­ishes is of a very high stan­dard and com­men­su­rate with the lev­els re­quired of a six-star ho­tel.

“The pub­lic food and bev­er­age ar­eas are equally well done and pro­vide ar­eas of great his­tor­i­cal and vis­ual in­ter­est.”

It was a very suc­cess­ful night for Built, which also went home with tro­phies for best re­fur­bish­ment or ren­o­va­tion pro­ject over $10 mil­lion, best his­toric restora­tion or re­fur­bish­ment, best state govern­ment build­ing, and the Jim Saun­ders Me­mo­rial Judges’ In­no­va­tion Award, all for work on the Old Trea­sury Build­ing.

Mas­ter Builders ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Michael McLean said the Bankwest Best Pro­ject award recog­nised the qual­ity of work­man­ship in ar­eas of ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal fin­ishes such as plas­ter­ing, cab­i­net-mak­ing, roof­ing, paint­ing, me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal ser­vices.

“With a record num­ber of 111 en­tries cov­er­ing con­struc­tion projects across the state val­ued at $3.1 bil­lion, Built won the top pro­ject award in the most com­pet­i­tive field ever,” Mr McLean said.

“The cal­i­bre of this year’s en­tries from builders re­flects well on the ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of our in­dus­try, which is def­i­nitely world class.”

Another big win­ner on the night was Com­mer­cial Til­ing Ser­vices WA, which took home the prize for 2016 Sub­con­trac­tor of the Year as well as two other awards for its work on the Old Trea­sury Build­ing. The com­pany un­der­took the in­stal­la­tion of stonework and til­ing in all of the pro­ject’s gue­strooms, back and front of house ar­eas, and pub­lic hos­pi­tal­ity ar­eas.

“The work­man­ship of Com­mer­cial Til­ing Ser­vices WA was a stand­out from the mo­ment you walked in the door,” Mr Mol­lett said. “The team has achieved great suc­cess in com­pet­ing some of the most chal­leng­ing and iconic projects the state has seen to the high­est stan­dard.”

Other top awards went to BGC Con­struc­tion, Brook­field Mul­ti­plex and Fo­cus Build­ing Com­pany. All win­ners will go on to com­pete at the Mas­ter Builders Na­tional Awards in Can­berra on Novem­ber 24. For the full list of win­ning projects, visit www.mbawa.com.

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