Gold Coast based Alder Constructions continues to expand its geographical footprint in south east Queensland, being awarded its first ever project in the Brisbane CBD.
Works are set to commence on the façade refurbishment of the Oaks Lexicon Apartments, on the corner of Ann and Wharf Street, this week.
This adds to the privately owned company’s string of active construction projects, located between Mermaid Beach and Mooloolaba and out to Beaudesert,
Alder Constructions General Manager Dean Cheffers says breaking into the Brisbane CBD with a hotel refurbishment is a solid way to start the year, with close to $65 million worth of key infrastructure projects also currently underway or recently completed.
“Our expanding list of critical infrastructure work includes high priority projects for local Councils, State Government and private developers, ranging from state of the art community facilities to significant road and bridge upgrades,” he said.
“We have worked with five Councils across the south east, leveraging our building and civil infrastructure capabilities and are preparing for more of this kind of work for the year ahead.”
Alder Constructions, now in its 15th year, has recently delivered the upgrade and extension to The Beenleigh Aquatic Centre, which officially open later this month.
The $4.7 million venture is an initiative of the Logan City Council and the state government and will feature a fully enclosed indoor heated pool so the facility can function year round.
“The project is part of the Council’s Active Logan Strategy, designed with a vision to build an active and healthy community,” Mr Cheffers said.
“We are building a children’s splashpad, finished with a decorative bright and colourful non slip spraypave, with fun interactive aquatic toys such as sprayers and in-ground geysers that will keep children of all ages entertained for hours.
“It will also provide excellent facilities for people with disabilities and incorporate the latest safety features.”
Alder Constructions recently completed construction of the Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge – a joint initiative with the Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government.
“Built across the environmentally sensitive marine area of the Mayes Canal, we had to use innovative methodologies while adhering to strict environmental requirements,” Mr Cheffers said.
“The 66m, three span bridge separates pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles on Brisbane Road and has become an entry statement into Mooloolaba with architectural and decorative features.”
Construction is well underway on the $5 million Yawalpah Road upgrade at Pimpama, a significant upgrade to a 1km stretch of road that currently caters to an estimated 20,000 vehicles a day.
“The upgrade of the existing undivided single lane to dual median divided carriageway will service the new residential development Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama and provide access to the new Homemaker Centre,” Mr Cheffers said.
“Due for mid-2019 completion locals will benefit from two new signalled intersections, street lighting, new footpaths, and cycle lanes.”
Alder Constructions completed an upgrade to the Jinker Track and Bunya Road intersection in late 2018. Mr Cheffers says the $1.7 million upgrade was identified as key road transport infrastructure under the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s current planning scheme.
“We were delighted when Moreton Bay Regional Council entrusted us with the delivery of the challenging Jinker Track intersection upgrade project,” he said.
“Transforming the Jinker Track and Bunya Road intersection into a signal-controlled intersection under heavy traffic control with minimal commuter disruption was no mean feat, and it has made a significant difference to the area already and will cater for population growth for years to come.”