Building awards recognise industry leaders

Attention to detail and ability to deliver value earned the Kennett Builders team judging honours at the Master Builders Association 2015 Building Excellence Awards, announced in Adelaide last Friday night.

Our $5 million fitout of Beach Energy’s corporate office in Glenside won the Excellence in Commercial Fitout award, while a refurbishment and extension to double the size of Estia Health’s Bentleigh aged care facility in Kensington was commended in Excellence in Retirement Living/Aged Care.

The Beach Energy fitout created corporate standard facilities for the oil and gas explorer’s board and executive team in the company’s original 1970s building. The fitout respects the building’s natural surroundings and existing architectural features to deliver a workspace with modern finishes and fittings, while maintaining a warm and inviting feel that is consistent with Beach’s company culture.

Meanwhile, the Estia Bentleigh redevelopment set a new standard for aged care services in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, with a 25-bed extension nearly doubling the site’s capacity. The double-storey addition links to the existing high-care area via a ground-floor rotunda dining room and a second-floor corridor walkway.

What pleases us most about these awards, is that both Beach Energy and Estia Health (formerly Padman Health Care) were existing clients who returned to us following the success of our earlier projects.

It’s also the eighth consecutive year we’ve been recognised as one of the industry’s best at these awards.

We’d like to thank our committed and hardworking staff, subcontractors and suppliers for their ongoing support, and the trust our clients place in us to make their visions a reality.

Entry to Beach Energy, winner of Excellence in Commercial Fitout Award, 2015 MBA Awards

Atrium at Estia Health’s Bentleigh aged care facility in Kensington

“It’s the eighth consecutive year we’ve been recognised as one of the industry’s best at these awards and we’d like to thank our committed and hardworking staff, subcontractors and suppliers for their ongoing support, and the trust our clients place in us to make their visions a reality.”

James Kennett