Savills retains Building Consultancy Team of the Year title for sixth year

Savills Project Management QLD have retained their title as Building Consultancy Team of the Year for the sixth year in a row, after taking out the award at the 2018 RICS Oceania Commercial Property Awards.

Led by National Director – Retail, Andrew Hogg, the Savills QLD Project Management team were awarded for their outstanding efforts in managing QIC’s Grand Central Redevelopment.

The $500 million redevelopment of the Toowoomba based shopping centre saw the Toowoomba CBD transformed, with the completion of Grand Central enhancing the city’s image.

“We’re extremely proud to have worked with Scott Douglas and the rest of the QIC team to deliver this fantastic project.  A genuine game-changer for Toowoomba that is an iconic piece of architecture, authentic to the region,” Mr Hogg said.

The team was appointed to provide full project management and superintendent services in 2013 to lead the team through the design, procurement and delivery phases of the project with Practical Completion of the last Separable Portion being achieved in August 2017.

The Project Management team consisted of six other Savills staff, including Travis McCarthy (Project Director), Amanda Beutel (Senior Project Manager), Simon McKay (Project Manager), Matthew Lockhart (Project Manager), Peter Plunkett (Clerk of Works), and Phoebe Campbell (Assistant Project Manager).

“Our team put in countless hours and maximum effort to the project which helped create a genuinely enjoyable working environment – I’m grateful for the dedication and sacrifices made by each of them.”

Mr Hogg was further recognised for his excellence in project management, winning Construction Professional of the Year at the RICS awards, with an almost perfect score.

“I’m honoured, and somewhat humbled, to receive this recognition, my sincere thanks to the RICS and my industry colleagues,” Mr Hogg said.

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