Watpac Construction (WTP) announced that it had recently secured approximately $82 million in new construction contracts across Brisbane, Ipswich and Townsville. The projects include the: construction of the Sir Samuel Griffith Centre, for Griffith University in Brisbane, expansion of a flour mill in Brisbane, development of a new warehouse facility at the Lavarack Barracks in Townsville (Joint Logistics Unit Clothing Store), construction of the Ipswich Hospital multi-level car park.
Watpac Acting Chief Executive Officer Martin Monro said the successful award of the new projects was a welcome addition to Watpac Construction’s national work in hand position. “Watpac Construction is delighted to be appointed as the contractor on these significant projects across Queensland,” Mr Monro said. “We are particularly pleased to be working with a new client and to continue our strong relationships with the Department of Defence and Griffith University,” he said.
“We are also very happy to be working again with Queensland Health to deliver the new car park that is part of the overall major expansion project at Ipswich Hospital. “Watpac Construction has a proud history in Queensland having successfully delivered some of the State’s most iconic structures including research and health facilities, commercial and residential buildings, and sports stadiums.
Watpac is an ASX-listed company specialising in construction, civil engineering and mining services, specialty services (including refurbishments), and property development. We have offices in Brisbane, Townsville, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. Watpac has been awarded the design and construct contract to expand an existing flour mill facility in Brisbane. Design is currently underway, with construction scheduled to commence in July. Watpac has been engaged by Queensland Health to build a multi-level car park at Ipswich Hospital – the last stage of a multi-million dollar expansion project at the hospital. The new facility will provide car parking for 265 cars over six levels. The car park has been designed to maximise natural light with floor finishes that reduce tyre noise and dimmable lighting to minimise impact on neighbouring properties. The design phase has commenced with construction scheduled to start mid-August.