Pindan prized for UWA student accommodation project

The weekend’s Master Builders Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards has seen Pindan triumph in the Best Multi-Unit Development Over $20m Category for its St Thomas More College Student Accommodation project.

The project consisted of the construction of two student accommodation buildings including a five storey building with administration facilities, and a separate split level seven storey building with a lower-ground car park. 

Both new buildings contain 250 student apartments and are located on Stirling Highway, directly opposite the University of Western Australia’s Crawley campus. 

Construction was finalised for the $43.7 million project in September 2016 and involved the progressive demolition of parts of the existing building, whilst ensuring the existing campus and student accommodation remained operational at all times.

The Master Builders Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards showcase and reward members for demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship, commitment to building excellence, and upholding the highest standard of construction.

Judge, Tony Lakis said the Cox Howlett and Bailey designed project was not an easy build due to demanding tolerances in main facades and other parts of the building.

“From the terrazzo work on the floors to the dado on the reception walls, the site is beautiful with an all encompassing industrial look that is very hard to achieve."
Tony Lakis, Judge

Pindan has been in operation since 1977 and has achieved a reputation for reliability, efficiency and quality that is equal of any property development or construction company in Western Australia with a growing list of achievements. 

Business Development Manager for Pindan, James Allingame, said Pindan secured the award-winning project at St Thomas More College thanks to its extensive portfolio of student accommodation projects, including the neighbouring St Catherine’s redevelopment which also houses UWA students.