28TH january 2019
COWYN Building Group opens Central Coast Office
In a milestone event in the history of COWYN, the doors to our new Charmhaven Office were officially opened 28th January 2019 to assist us in better serving our ever-growing base of valued clients across the Central Coast and Newcastle regions
It has been a long-held vision of the Board to establish a strong identity on the Central Coast and the purchase of a Charmhaven industrial estate in 2015 and recent re-brand has paved the way for the expansion.
We are excited at the prospect of strengthening our relationship with local business whilst expanding our commercial, institutional, industrial and hospitality portfolio across the region.
21st December 2019
We are, and always will be, a family owned and operated building company with a proud heritage, shaped by strong family values. Following our restructure in 2017, we engaged Creatik to review our brand and develop a vibrant new identity to take us into the future. The branding project consisted of three phases of work: Research & Immersion, Concept Design & Implementation.
During the research phase, we recognised that our story is priceless and Creatik set out to gently evolve the existing brand with a contemporary twist, honouring the strength of family, the test of time and pride in our achievements.
The unified CO asset signifies strong family ties, established work ethic and pride in working relationships; and the colour palette has been transitioned to a bold and energetic gradient, maintaining the heritage of COWYN green and gold.
We are very excited about this new chapter!!!
3RD NOVEMBER 2018
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Excellence Award for Private Schools $10M–$15M
Danebank Junior School Building is a multi-storey structure built on a restrictive site within an active school community. The façade comprises of several different finishes that combine to create an enduring appeal, with innovative and exciting finishes internally that ensures visually stimulating and creative space for the students to learn.
In a black-tie event at THE STAR Event Centre, Co-Wyn were awarded the MBA NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for the Category of Private Schools $10,000,001 – $15,000,000. It is the sixth consecutive year Co-Wyn have been declared a winner of a prestigious award.
23RD AUGUST 2018
Co-Wyn Awarded the Head Contract for Margaret Bailey Building at Ascham School
Following completion of a successful ‘Early Works” project involving the upgrade of substation and associated electrical infrastructure works, Co-Wyn have been awarded the Major Works project at Ascham School including the demolition of the existing Margaret Bailey Building and construction of English and Languages Centre in a new Four Storey Building encompassing 15 Flexible Learning Areas and Classrooms.
The Co-Wyn team look forward to working with Ascham School, epm Projects and design consultants in delivering another successful project on the site.
25th November 2017
Co-Wyn Nominated as a Finalist in Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards
At the 2017 National Awards Dinner held on 25th November at Princes Wharf 1, Hobart, Co-Wyn was declared a Finalist in the National Commercial/Industrial Award – Under $5 Million for our Sydney Seaplanes ‘Empire Lounge’ Rose Bay project.
Ultimo Design & Construction were declared the National Winner for The Guildford Hotel Redevelopment in Perth, Western Australia.
Whilst unsuccessful, the Co-Wyn Team were delighted to be a finalist and the sole NSW entrant in the Category. To read more about the Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards click here.
4th November, 2017
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Excellence Award for 5th Consecutive Year – Hospitality Buildings <$5 Million
Sydney Seaplanes Base Station ‘The Empire Lounge’ is Australia’s first purpose built Seaplane Terminal.
The base is aeronautically themed with a sleek wing design for the roof areas coupled with an open plan and interior finishes that reflect the history of the Golden Age of Flying Boats in Australia and the significance of Rose Bay.
The world class venue hosts a luxurious Lounge, flying boat Museum, Terminal, VIP space & function area to support the Australian Tourism Award winners quest to draw thousands of visitors from around the globe each year to experience the amazing hospitality and views that Sydney has to offer.
5th November, 2016
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Excellence Award for Private Schools >$1M–<$5M
In an official function at THE STAR Event Centre, Co-Wyn were declared winners of the 2016 MBA Excellence in Construction Award in the Category of Private Schools $1,000,000 – $5,000,000 for works completed at Holy Cross College, Ryde.
The Flexible Learning Precinct is the visual centerpiece of the school. The building was constructed to adjoin the existing College Hall, Library and Classroom to provide a centralised location for the College community to congregate and collaborate. It is widely used and cherished by the College and local community as a place to promote the development of education and faith.
13th October, 2016
Completion of Australia’s First Purpose Built Seaplane Terminal, Rose Bay
Today marked a momentous day in the history of Co-Wyn with the handover of our first project constructed over Sydney Harbour – Sydney Seaplanes Base Station, Australia’s first purpose built Seaplane Terminal.
The unique project involved piling and installation of precast headstock beams and slabs to form a structure suspended over the harbour.
The world class facility encompasses a luxurious Lounge & Bar, Terminal, Administration Offices, VIP space, Function area and Artifacts Museum.
Co-Wyn and its client Sydney Aviation Holdings Pty Ltd are delighted with the end result and encourage all to visit this first class project.
19th August, 2016
Co-Wyn Awarded Contract For Redevelopment of Danebank
Co-Wyn was today awarded the Contract for Stage One Redevelopment of Danebank School.
The project involves the demolition of an existing two storey structure and the construction of Junior School including Basement, Staff & Administration Facilities, General Learning Area’s, Roof Deck and associated works.
Co-Wyn looks forward to working in conjunction with the Anglican Schools Corporation and Butler & Co Architects Pty Ltd in delivering another successful project.
31st October, 2015
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Excellence Award (Public Buildings <$5 Million)
Co-Wyn was declared winners of the 2015 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards in the Category of Public Buildings Under $5 Million for Construction of Penrith Baptist Church.
The construction of new auditorium and community centre for Penrith Baptist Church provides a broad range of facilities for the new residents of “Caddens Rise”, existing and future parishioners and members of the greater Penrith community.
As the first stage of construction, the auditorium, café and meeting rooms were constructed to a high level of quality to ensure that the buildings beauty is assured for years to come. The elevated roof structure over the basement level car park enables the church to extend in the near future without altering the building footprint.
7th September, 2015
Co-Wyn Attains ISO Certification from IMSM
Co-Wyn is committed to the effective operation of our Integrated Work, Health Safety, Environment and Quality Management System. We engaged ISO specialists IMSM to independently assess our Integrated Management System and attained certification to ISO 9001:2008, BS OHSAS 18001:2007, AS/NZS 4801:2001, ISO 14001:2004 on 7th September, 2015.
8th November, 2014
Co-Wyn Declared Winner MBA Excellence Award (Private Schools >$10 Million)
In an official function at THE STAR Event Centre, Co-Wyn were declared winners of the 2014 MBA Excellence in Construction Award in the Category of Private Schools $10,000,001 & Over for works completed at Brigidine College Performing Arts Building, St Ives.
The construction of the new Performing Arts Building at Brigidine College St Ives has achieved the long held vision of the College to develop a first class educational facility that provides the students a basis to learn, interact, and perform in a unique environment.
As the First Stage of a comprehensive redevelopment of the site, the building encompassing a Performance Theatre, Specialist Drama & Dance Studios, Band Rehearsal Rooms & Practise Rooms was delivered to an outstanding level of quality; is widely used and cherished by the College and local community; uses materials and finishes to blend in with the local environment; incorporates outstanding environmental and Green Star initiatives and enhances the site as a place to promote the development of education and faith.
15th March, 2014
Co-Wyn Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Co-Wyn Building Contractors Pty Ltd is delighted to announce their 60th Anniversary in the Construction Industry.
Established by H.M Cohen in 1954 as a small, family operated building company, Co-Wyn Building Contractors Pty Ltd has developed over three generations into a thriving company specialising as a head building contractor in commercial construction.
In a wonderful ceremony at Dockside, Darling Harbour, Co-Wyn celebrated the foresight, tenacity, hard work and leadership of Maurie; the love, support and dedication of Marie; and the 40 years of tireless work from Ray, Kevin, Patrick & Maurie with their families, employees and longest serving clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers.
2nd November, 2013
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Excellence Award (Hospitality Buildings >$5M–<$20M)
Co-Wyn were awarded the MBA Excellence Award in the Category of Hospitality Buildings $5,000,001–$20,000,000 for works completed at Priory for the Discalced Carmelite Fathers, Varroville.
The construction of the New Priory at Varroville has achieved the objective of the Discalced Fathers of developing a permanent spiritual home that provides the Friars a basis to progress their faith and practice the mission of serving the Church and mankind.
Built on a property that encompasses 136 hectares, the new priory is part of a comprehensive redevelopment of the present retreat facilities taking into account the relationship of the priory, retreat centre and remaining property. Encompassing the construction of a new Chapel, Library, Refractory, Common Room and Living Units the facility provides the Friars a homely environment to pray, study, interact and live.
Co-Wyn Awarded MBA Merit Award for Private Schools >$5M–<$10M
Co-Wyn awarded a MBA Merit Award for construction of Prouille Primary School, Wahroonga.
Under a novated design & construct contract, Co-Wyn Building Contractors Pty Ltd successfully monitored the design process to ensure the design met requirements of the Infrastructure SEPP so the project could be approved as a Complying Development. Co-Wyn overcame a series of significant challenges to deliver an outstanding educational facility that is consistent with the form and scale of surrounding prestigious residential properties; uses materials and finishes to achieve harmony with the local streetscape; incorporates Green Star initiatives; and most importantly, enhances the School as a place that promotes a learning community of excellence.
26th September 2011
Co-Wyn Feature in September Edition of Australian Construction Focus
The ACF Magazine is a national publication that details the latest news and events within the industry, and highlights the nation’s leading construction, design, and architectural firms.
The 10-page article highlights the 57 year history of our family business; the visit we received from the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd prior to the announcement of the BER scheme; showcases some of our current and recently completed projects and more. It is a fantastic read and we encourage you to click here to view the electronic article!
5th May 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Visits Our Head Office in Bankstown
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd met with the Co-Wyn team during a scheduled visit of the area to discuss the potential for the stimulus scheme; the impacts of the Governments infrastructure and small business initiatives on local business; and question the impact that such a stimulus scheme might have on people working within the construction industry. Shortly after the visit Mr Rudd announced the BER initiative.