CIP Constructions is awarded 5 Star Green Star rating for Nissan Australia headquarters in Mulgrave, VIC.

CIP Constructions is awarded 5 Star Green Star rating for Nissan Australia headquarters in Mulgrave, VIC.

CIP Constructions is pleased to present its newest Green Star offering, a 5 Star accredited facility for Nissan Australia, located in Mulgrave, VIC.

 

Nissan facility joins the ranks of other 5 Star CIP builds, including Linfox and Sherwood Bus.

8 levels of office fitout with over 55 meeting rooms

$73m value build

CIP has a long and proud history with sustainable building practices, becoming the first industrial builder to achieve 5 Stars Australian Excellent back in 2012. Since then, we have made an effort to ensure all CIP builds include sustainable building practices. Our sites have adopted many sustainable measures, including the widespread use of storm water recycling, solar panels and electric vehicle charging. CIP staff also share an environmentally friendly ethos, with training and education programs being undertaken by staff.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Nissan Australia facility in Mulgrave has been officially certified as 5 Stars Australian Excellent by the Green Building Council of Australia. This project features an integrated fit-out, including training workshop, corporate office with over 55 meeting rooms and a multi-level car park with over 900 parking spaces.

Work commenced on Nissan Australia’s new headquarters in April 2019. Despite the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic that struck midway through the build, the project was completed ahead of schedule. CIP demonstrated their commitment to safe and efficient project management by creating a COVIDsafe plan and enforcing social distancing on site, as well as being responsive to VIC government regulations.

The facility is located at 250 Wellington road in Mulgrave, VIC, around 25km from Melbourne CBD and has direct access to several major highways including Jacksons Road, a major intersection for traffic travelling to and from the CBD.

CIP coordinated over 1,500 site inductions and delivered over 250,000 manhours to complete this project, with several specialty tradesmen being utilised to fulfill Nissan’s brief.

With a 5 star mandate CIP was able to go above and beyond delivering a building that featured advanced acoustic control measures, automated service controls to minimise electricity consumption and provide fresh air while exhausting and eliminating pollutants.

Responsible materials were strictly selected to ensure there was and will continue to be no excess of volatile organic compounds whilst also choosing materials that could be sourced sustainably.

Building 4 also underwent a regime of air tightness tests to ensure there would be no leakage of conditioned air which would otherwise cause unnecessary energy demands on the HVAC systems resulting in a more efficient and cheaper to run system for the occupants.

CIP Project Manager Jim Connell states ‘We are thrilled to have been awarded another certified 5 Star Project and could not be prouder of the team for everything they achieved during this build and for delivering the project ahead of contract completion, especially during a rapidly changing COVID 19 situation. Thank you to everyone involved in the award of this certification and especially to Project Engineer Kai Recht for his efforts and diligence collating all the documentation throughout the project.’

CIP Constructions has a number of projects being completed in Victoria, including the new SCT Coldstore and Drystore facility, and an exciting new project with Logos Australia.

Nissan Australia’s new headquarters were developed by ESR Australia and Fraser’s Property Australia.

Find more of our projects, including updates on those currently in progress on our Project page.

https://cipconstruct.com.au/projects 

CIP Constructions awarded Civil Project for Cleanaway

CIP Constructions awarded Civil Project for Cleanaway

 

CIP Constructions Group have been awarded another project, from one of our key clients, Cleanaway. The new project involves construction of a ~900m of Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) Walls at the existing Cleanaway Landfill in Erskine Park, NSW.

 

Over 200,000m3 of crushed sandstone is to be imported during the eight-month construction period in order to construct the new wall, measuring up to 18m in height and 20m wide. To ensure Cleanaway landfill operations are not impacted by our construction activities, CIP will be constructing a new wheel wash which will allow Cleanaway to retain an all-weather access landfill.

 

An Early Works package that included the complete relocation of a gas main collecting gas from the landfill and in the way of the new wall was successfully completed earlier this year. Having mobilised in late November 2020, CIP have now commenced on importing and stockpiling sufficient sandstone to construct the massive walls.

 

Quality is of the upmost importance to CIP and Cleanaway, with an independent, full-time Certifying Quality Authority on the project to assist. The MSE wall will also be closely monitored for up to two years after CIP demobilise, in order to monitor settlement and ensuring that the wall acts as intended. This reiterates CIP’s reputation as an end to end builder, with tailored and comprehensive solutions in place at every stage of our projects.

 

In addition, CIP is currently completing building and fire upgrade works for Cleanaway, with projects in Dandenong South and across a number of existing metropolitan Melbourne facilities.

 

Cleanaway and CIP have worked together on several occasions including the construction of a waste transfer facility at Erskine Park in 2018. This facility sits on 3.1ha of land in Erskine Park, located in the key growth areas surrounding the M7/ M4 corridors and has the capacity to process 300,000 tonnes of mixed and putrescible waste every year. For more information on this project, please click here.

See below for photos of Cleanaway’s transfer facility at Erskine Park.

Find more of our projects, including updates on those currently in progress on our Project page.

https://cipconstruct.com.au/projects 

CIP Constructions host Ascot Capital and Asahi at SOD turning ceremony for new Asahi manufacturing facility.

CIP Constructions host Ascot Capital and Asahi at SOD turning ceremony for new Asahi manufacturing facility.

The CIP Constructions Queensland team had an exciting start to the week with a SOD turning ceremony taking place to commemorate the new Asahi Wulkaraka facility.

This ceremony marks the commencement of construction on the new $23m project, which spans across 25,000㎡. Associated works will include;

• Relocate and install a PET blow-filling packaging line
• Provide process installation to support the relocated packaging line
• Provide all utilities and services to support the process and packaging operations
• Provide inwards goods receival of:
• Bulk raw materials
• Packaging materials including cartons, caps, lids, stretch-wrap, bottles
• Packaged raw materials including essences, juice, dry goods
• Provide raw material and finished goods storage
• Provide dispatch of finished goods
• Allow for future spring-water process and packaging operations
• Provide offices and amenities to support both operational and administrative function

Located in Wulkuraka QLD within an existing industrial area and due to be completed in July 2021, this project will also accommodate for the Bernie Street and Chalk Street road extensions. With the warehouse featuring some of the following areas: coolroom, ingredients store, syrup room, pasteuriser room, boiler room, HP and LP compressors.

CIP Queensland team members were joined on site by Justin Turner and Gary Christison from Asahi, as well as Duane Galloway from Building Solutions Brisbane on behalf of Ascot Capital.

This project marks the continuation of Ascot Capital and CIP’s relationship together, having previously worked on several projects together including GE, Reece and Kmart facilities.

For more information and to see additional SOD turning photos, see our Asahi project page here.

From L-R:

Justin Turner, Gary Christison, John Keane, Duane Galloway, Darren Standen, Kai Schimkat

CIP Constructions Queensland team members are joined by Justin Turner and Gary Christison from Asahi, as well as Duane Galloway from Building Solutions Brisbane on behalf of Ascot Capital. 

Find more of our projects, including updates on those currently in progress on our Project page.

https://cipconstruct.com.au/projects 

Green Building Council of Australia awards CIP Constructions 5 Star Green Star rating for Linfox facility in Willawong, QLD.

Green Building Council of Australia awards CIP Constructions 5 Star Green Star rating for Linfox facility in Willawong, QLD.

CIP Constructions is pleased to present its newest Green Star offering, a 5 Star accredited facility for Linfox Australia, located in Willawong, QLD.

  • Strong technological focus and sustainable design helped secure 5 Stars ‘Australian Excellent’ by the Green Building Council of Australia
  • 26,000 sqm with features such as on site truck wash, refuelling station and weighbridge
  • $40m value build

CIP Constructions is proud to announce our Linfox facility in Willawong has just been certified Australian Excellent and awarded 5 Stars by the Green Building Council of Australia. This is the third CIP Constructions facility to receive this honour, with the first ever certified 5 Green Star Industrial build being awarded to Sherwood Bus Depot back in 2012.

Since then, CIP has made a concerted effort to ensure all projects have a sustainable focus, both in terms of the facility, and in the knowledge and expertise our staff bring. Our sites have adopted many sustainable measures, including the widespread use of stormwater recycling, solar panels and electric vehicle charging. CIP staff also share an environmentally friendly ethos, with training and education programs being undertaken by staff.

Tim Van Der Klauw, CIP Construction’s Green Star professional and Project Engineer on the Linfox project says:

“Achieving sustainability through self-supporting systems is critical when it comes to new builds, especially in the commercial sector where we are responsible for structures that will be around long after we have handed over. At CIP Constructions we ensure that every build has a sustainable focus, using the latest design initiatives to challenge the GBCA benchmarks and pushing for innovative solutions. We are very pleased the Green Building Council of Australia has recognised this achievement for the Linfox project and we are looking forward to working them again on the next one.”

The Linfox project sits across over 26,000m² in Willawong, south of Brisbane as the perfect intersection between major highways and close to the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal. This facility will be a hub for customers and a state office for Linfox’s Queensland team members.

The award further strengthens CIP Construction’s presence in QLD, with recent completion of the Willawong Suez facility, and a new project with Ascot Capital boosting the company’s portfolio in the Sunshine State.

Find more of our projects, including updates on those currently in progress on our Project page.

https://cipconstruct.com.au/projects 

CIP Constructions announce practical completion of new Suez facility in Queensland.

CIP Constructions announce practical completion of new Suez facility in Queensland.

CIP Constructions and Suez announce practical completion of their new construction, a 18,352m² workshop and maintenance facility at 450 Sherbrooke Rd, Willawong, QLD.

 – 18.3Ha with features such as a 1,008m² Workshop & Wash bay, and 453² office.

-$5.8m build value in the heart of the Sherbrooke Industrial Estate.

The project sits across 18,352m² of prime Queensland land, located near access points to Logan Motorway, as well as key highways and transport hubs. The facility will be used by Suez for storage and maintenance of commercial waste collection vehicles and waste unit bins. There is also a Workshop and an ancillary office for staff.

Key features of the project include a Specialist Workshop equipment fit out undertaken by Levenata for vehicle repair works, compressed air lines throughout the Workshop, a Workshop Wash bay and external Refuelling area.

CIP’s Project Manager Luke Santilli has stated ‘CIP is extremely satisfied with the outcome of the project. Not only was the project completed on time, but all parties involved are very pleased with the quality of the facility. Working with Suez was a great experience and we are glad to help the company expand across Australia while also upgrading their Warehouse and office facilities.’

 

CIP worked in collaboration with the Suez project management team, led by Peter Coleman.

This project further strengthens CIPs presence in the QLD commercial construction market, with similar projects such as the circa 23,00m² Asahi Wulkuraka facility currently underway.

Find more of our projects, including updates on those currently in progress on our Project page.

https://cipconstruct.com.au/projects 

CIP Construction’s ongoing commitments to sustainable construction throughout Australia.

CIP Construction’s ongoing commitments to sustainable construction throughout Australia.

It seems like a long time ago but back in 2012 CIP Constructions became the first contractor to succeed in being awarded the first ever 5 Star Green Star Industrial AsBuilt v1 rating 2012 granted in Australian Building history. In those days, achieving such a result was technically challenging, with few subcontractors and suppliers being aware of what was required and the lack of supply of recycled materials.

Thankfully, much has changed over the last 8 years, and Green Star rated buildings and developments are being created without too much fuss or additional cost. CIP has extensive experience in delivering both Green Star compliant and Green Star certified buildings. Such certified projects can be found on our project page, and include Nissan Australia, Sherwood Bus Depot and most recently, our Linfox Australia facility.

As well as delivering quality sustainable construction, CIP has committed to furthering their education of sustainable practices, with staff being encouraged to become Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAP). Our GSAP Professionals are ever expanding, with resident Professional Tim Van Der Klauw helping to mentor and educate on site and internally.

CIP Constructions also has extensive experience with sustainability through the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) system. NABERS ratings are a mandatory requirement for all commercial office spaces over 2000m² under the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD). As well as the Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) regulations coming into effect from 1 November 2011. This requires building owners to submit an energy efficient report and an assessment of tenancy lighting when leasing or selling the property.

CIP, through our consultation with other design team members can provide advice on NABERS rating and on energy efficiency to assist our clients to achieve:

  • Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Compliance
  • Improved NABERS rating
  • Potentially increased sale valuations and rental returns
  • More energy efficient buildings
  • Reduced running costs
  • Increased market appeal

 

Please see below pictures of just some of CIP’s sustainable facilities, including the new Nissan Australia headquarters and the first ever 5 star Green Star Industrial build in the Sherwood Bus Depot.

To read more about NABERS ratings and what the Green Building Council of Australia is doing to ensure sustainability, please visit https://new.gbca.org.au/ and https://www.nabers.gov.au/