Doric scoops the pool at annual building awards

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
The Karratha Quarter on Sharpe Avenue.
Camera IconThe Karratha Quarter on Sharpe Avenue. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr.

Doric Construction has taken out a whopping nine awards at the Kimberley-Pilbara Master Builders Bankwest Building Excellence awards.

Seven of the nine awards were for its work on Karratha projects — The Quarter and the Karratha Central Healthcare clinic.

Held at Cable Beach’s Zanders Restaurant in Broome on Saturday, May 6, the awardshonoured outstanding residential and commercial construction projects, companies and initiatives in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

The Quarter won Doric the overall prize for the best commercial building for the Kimberley-Pilbara as well as best commercial industry building over $20 million, best civil engineering work over $6.5 million, excellence in glazing and excellence in innovative cladding.

Karratha Central Healthcare took out the awards for best commercial industrial building ($6.5-$20 million) and innovative use of building materials.

Master Builders Awards regional judge for the Kimberley-Pilbara, Charlie Baggetta, described the Karratha Quarter development’s design, innovation, energy efficiency and vision as exceptional.

“All elements of the project — the landscaping, pedestrian walkways, water features and artwork on the facade — makes for a very striking building,” he said.

“This, along with the exceptional workmanship, made the project a stand-out winner.”

Mr Baggetta said it was great to see regional towns build and embrace mixed-use buildings, which helped contribute to their economic and social development.

The Quarter will now be in the running for the title of 2017 best project at the Statewide 2017 Master Builders Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards.

Doric also won an award for excellence in recycling and excellence in energy efficiency.

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