NEWS

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9TH NOVEMBER 2019

COWYN awarded TWO 2019 MBA NSW Excellence in Construction Awards - Public Buildings up to $10 Million & Private Schools $5 Million - $10 Million

In a first since the year 2000, COWYN were awarded two MBA Excellence in Construction Awards in the same year. It it the first time in COWYN’s history an award has been presented to two separate projects and the seventh consecutive year COWYN has been declared at winner .

The COWYN team is delighted with the achievement following construction of the Woronora Cremator Facility for Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and The Christo Regente Hall at De La Salle College, Revesby Heights for Sydney Catholic Schools.

View Woronora Cremator Facilty Project View De La Salle College Project

 
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4TH OCTOBER 2019

COWYN continues its association with St Mary’s Cathedral College, Sydney

We’re delighted to continue our association with St Mary’s Cathedral College following today’s Contract signing for the TAS & Food Tech refurbishment commencing next week.

Scheduled for completion over two stages throughout 2020 & 2021, our team looks forward to delivering another outstanding facility following completion of the Library & Drama refurbishment at the College in 2018.

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1ST JULY 2019

COWYN commences works at Knox Preparatory School & Rosebank College

After several months of planning, COWYN is delighted to commence work today on two separate projects for Knox Grammar School & Rosebank College.

Works at Knox involve construction of a mezzanine infill, stair tower and associated works to the K-2 Building on the Prep School Campus whilst works at Rosebank College entail construction of Colonnade and Bell Tower adjacent the existing Hall and associated works.

Both projects are due for completion in January 2020 and our team looks forward to working with the respective project stakeholders to deliver outstanding outcomes.

 
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10TH MAY 2019

COWYN joins forces with Procore

COWYN is delighted to roll out Procore across all live construction projects.

The industry leading cloud-based application will connect our team with project consultants, contractors, applications and devices through a unified platform to control documentation management, help manage risk and streamline communication with project stakeholders.

 
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30TH april 2019

COWYN awarded Contract for new Student Learning Centre at Ravenswood School

COWYN are delighted to be awarded the Head Contract for the new multi storey Student Learning Centre at Ravenswood School for Girls.

The facility will encompass a Studio, Theatre, Learning Spaces & Amenities complete with detailed external works and a link to the existing Corner House.

Works will commence immediately and our team look forward to working with the School and consultants in the delivery of another first class education project.

 
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26TH april 2019

Practical Completion reached at Trinity Catholic College, Regents Park & John the Baptist Primary School, Bonnyrigg!

After a busy month disrupted by the Easter & Anzac Day shutdowns, our site teams lead by Joshua Sloan and Brad Kelly delivered projects at Trinity Catholic College & St John the Baptist Primary, respectively.

Completed on time ahead of school occupation Monday 29th April, the staged alterations and additions were carried out to a high standard whilst minimising disruption to each school.

View Trinity College Project View St John the Baptist Project

 
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12TH april 2019

COWYN continues its support of the Sydney2Camberra Charity Ride

COWYN is a proud long term supporter of Sydney2Camberra, a charity ride to support friends and families touched by stillbirth, infant and child loss.

Riders departed this morning from West Leagues Club for the 300km journey to the nation’s capital. An overnight stop will occur in Goulburn before all continue onto Canberra tomorrow. We wish the best of luck to all organisers, riders and volunteers over the next two days. Donations can be made at: https://sydney2camberra.com/

 
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9TH april 2019

Practical Completion reached at Rouse Hill Anglican College!

After 11 months of construction on the greenfield site, Practical Completion of the Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten Building was achieved today ahead of occupation for Term 2 commencing Monday 29th April 2019.

Our site team lead by Matthew worked tirelessly to deliver a project of an exceptionally high standard that is cherished by the staff and students.

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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.

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21st December 2019

COWYN Rebrand

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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Learn more

 
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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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November, 2012

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.

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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!

 
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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.