Multiplex has won the National Commercial Builder of the Year award for the construction of Perth’s Optus Stadium at November's National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
The Awards recognise the project as the best in the country for 2018.
“Multiplex had to beat fierce competition from other outstanding construction contractors and projects from the around the country to be recognised with this prestigious Award,” says Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia.
The builder and project also won the National Commercial/Industrial Construction over $100 million Award and the National Entertainment/Recreation Facility Award, before taking out the top award at the Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards at the Convention Centre in Adelaide.
“Multiplex’s work on Optus Stadium has resulted in a landmark project for the Perth and West Australian community,” Denita Wawn says.
“The project was a mammoth undertaking and the result has exceeded the clients’ expectations. With a vision of a stadium within a park, the scope of work on the project also consisted of hard and soft landscaping over an area of 41 hectares, including the design and construction of the Chevron Parkland and BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre to activate the area on both event and non-event days."
“The construction of Optus Stadium, a 60,000-seat multipurpose venue, delivers an unrivalled stadium experience for Western Australia along with the surrounding Stadium Park,” says John Gelavis, executive director of Master Builders Western Australia.
“Designed with a 'fans first' philosophy, it offers year-round community facilities including parklands, nature play areas, restaurants and an amphitheatre, as well as a pedestrian and cyclist network.”
Image: Optus Stadium, Perth © Multiplex