Awards and Recognition
MBA NSW 2018 - Hospitality Building Refurbishment up to $10,000,000
“Just Amazing!” – Judge’s Comments
Berts Bar & Brasserie was the winning entry to the Master Builders Association NSW 2018 Excellence Awards in Construction in the category for Hospitality Building Refurbishment up to $10,000,000
MBA NSW 2017 - Interior Fit-out up to $4,000,000
“This installation entailed a series of different styles of kitchens and food preparation areas each with its own style; decor and finishes to suit various requirements yet maintain an overall combined attractiveness. The inclusion of many small details is one of the features of this installation, and the end results speak for themselves. A truly beautiful outcome.” – Judge’s Comments
MBA NSW 2016 - Environmental Management up to $50,000,000
“The Bingo Recycling Centre Auburn is the most advanced and innovative recycling centre in the southern hemisphere. The unique facility faced storm damage in 2013 which not only jeopardised that industry-leading facility’s ability to process waste at an exceptional rate but unfortunately resulted in the warehouse’s closure for more than two years.
The site’s location adjacent to Duck River, Auburn required special environmental considerations, as the wetlands are of regional conservation significance, providing home to endangered ecological communities. Furthermore, geological conditions required specialised engineering solutions. The damaged building was removed prior to Dewscape taking over the construction of a new 6000m2 warehouse on the site.
The existing site offered a concrete hardstand which provided for effective movement of heavy vehicles. However as the site is adjacent to the Duck River, the water table served as a challenge during excavation and in-ground structures. Steel screw piling systems were introduced, which eliminated the effect of the high water table. Existing expansive machinery could not be relocated, requiring the new building to be constructed around and over the existing machinery. Environmental impact controls were put in place to limit/eliminate dust and surface run off and the contamination of the natural surrounding environment.
This project was faced with difficult site constraints, with the high water table from being adjacent to the Duck River and wetlands of regional conservation significance providing a home to endangered ecological communities requiring special environmental considerations. The project has shown how careful planning can produce a large commercial facility with proper consideration for the environment. It is a worthy winner of the Excellence in Environmental Management, Construction Awards for 2016 in the price bracket of $10 Million to $50 Million.” – Judge’s Comments
MBA NSW 2016 - Shop Fit-outs up to $1,000,000
“A prominent location – the entrance to Chatswood Chase shopping centre – gives this project the ability to make a bold statement. The opportunity was not missed, with a commanding external facade and signage, shopfront and interior.
Execution of the corporate design has been carried out expertly, with many highlight features including the tasting bar area and the well-made joinery fixtures. Full marks go to the contracting company and sub-contractors for the delivery of such a prestigious store.” – Judge’s Comments
MBA NSW 2014 - Industrial Buildings up to $10,000,000
In 2012, tragedy unfolded at Australia’s largest carpet manufacturer, Interface, making headline news around Australia. A fire had broken out in the major plant overnight and by the morning, there was nothing left but ashes. A fire upgrade of the facility had commenced but unfortunately had not been completed to prevent this disaster. This disaster affected not only the company, but its employees, the local community, the building industry, and Australia’s textiles industry.
In 2014, work began to rebuild the facility at the new Minto site, with Interface Australia, BECA group and the principle contractor Dewcape at the forefront of this $20 million plus project. Partnership was the key to the project’s success, which involved large-scale work including multidisciplinary engineering, design and construction, multilayered services coordination; multinational coordination and logistics of major plant and equipment.
Today, a relic from the old production facility stands proudly at the new Minto headquarters as a symbol of the rich history and a renewed vision for Interface. The Interface Minto rebuild project presented many challenges all of which were met and resolved by the team at Dewcape. This project represents the rebuilding of more than just a factory building, but of a company, its employees, the local community, the building industry, and Australia’s textiles industry.
Interface Minto Rebuild Stage 1 & 2 was the winning entry to the Master Builders Association NSW 2014 Excellence Awards in Construction in the category for Industrial Buildings up to $10,000,000
MBA NSW 2014 - Shop Fit-outs up to $750,000
The Nespresso Boutique concept is essentially designed as a conduit to the public wherein the customer is able to experience the luxury products offered by the Company. Nespresso reveres its Boutiques and highly regard each Boutique as its front facing opportunity to provide customers with a unique and sophisticated coffee experience. Luxury and prestige is at the heart of what they do, but customer pleasure is why they do it. In this instance, Dewcape have aligned with the Nespresso values to deliver this experience – on time and within budget.
Dewcape’s ability and reputation to deliver high-quality products has been demonstrated and validated once more. Nespresso Boutique Bondi Junction elegantly achieves the luxurious expectations set by the client and serves as an ambassador of the Nespresso brand. The incorporation of numerous and complex construction elements result in an exciting and vibrant boutique. Dewcape has delivered a unique showcase for Nespresso, unequalled in the Bondi Junction retail precinct.
Nespresso Boutique Bondi Junction was the winning entry to the Master Builders Association NSW 2014 Excellence Awards in Construction in the category for Shop Fit-outs up to $750,000
MBA NSW 2013 - Shop Fit-outs up to $1,000,000
Dewcape has rejuvenated this iconic space in the heart of Sydney’s CBD; that has served as a retail outlet and communal meeting place for Sydne’s cycling community for nearly 40 years. Contemporary details have been fluently incorporated with the heritage features of this buildings history. Resulting in a unique and practical retail outlet, capable of being sustainable for the next 40 years. Finishes were stripped back to reveal the original beauty of this iconic late 1800s Victorian warehouse, creating a fabulous space for showcasing modern bicycle technology while honouring the building’s rich architectural history.
Clarence Street Cyclery was the winning entry to the Master Builders Association NSW 2013 Excellence Awards in Construction in the category for Shop Fit-outs up to $1,000,000