26 April 2012
Inside the Red Zone - 4 O'Clock Forum
RCP have been appointed by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and are involved in co-ordinating the deconstruction of the Christchurch CBD following the devastating 2011 earthquake that struck the City and was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in an urban area.
Brisbane was lucky enough to have Martin Cooper from RCP New Zealand deliver a presentation to our clients at the Hilton Hotel, Brisbane in April 2012. Martin outlined the chosen strategies, issues encountered and methodologies undertaken for this extraordinary event, whilst also highlighting lessons learnt for the future.
This presentation was well received by all in attendance.
RCP Site Visit guests
On the roof of the Wintergarden Shopping Centre
21 February 2012
Site Visit - Wintergarden
The new Wintergarden Shopping centre provides significantly improved access and amenity from the Queen Street Mall, Elizabeth Street and Edward Street. It also provides 80+ retail, lifestyle and food & beverage outlets with new high class finishes and upgraded services to ensure that it is well positioned to attract specialty tenants never been seen before in Brisbane. The contractor was Brookfield Multiplex and final completion was achieved in April 2012.
Comprising an inner city location, a major 4 star hotel above and adjoinging 3 street frontages, the most significant challenge for the team was to co-ordinate major refurbishment works whilst tenants continue to operate. In addition, co-ordination and integration of ISPT's adjoining future development of The Regent site, which is a proposed to integrate with the Wintergarden once fully completed.
As part of the Site Visit, RCP's project team provided an insite into the project and some of the construction challenges faced. RCP provided Project Management and Project Programming services to ISPT for the Wintergarden redevelopment project.
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Professional Development Series (PCA Qld)
RCP Brisbane has partnered with the PCA (Qld) for the third year during 2012 in presenting a series of various courses targeted at those new to the property industry. The courses are designed for those who are new to the property industry and offers comprehensive training by key industry professionals about leasing transactions, green leases, preparing and interpreting documentation and negotiations. Further information is available on the PCA website.
RCP Managing Director, Russell Martoo
22 November 2011
RCP Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary
2011 marks RCP's 30th anniversiary of business in Australia and the Directors from all RCP offices in Australia and New Zealand celebrated this significant milestone in style at a recent event which was attended by staff, clients and colleages hosted at Customs House in Brisbane.
Following a spectacular 3D visual presentation (prepared by local architectural firm The Buchan Group) which showcased some of the 2350 projects RCP have completed over 30 years, guests were treated to a private jazz concert featuring the James Morrison trio including the seriously smooth voice of Emma Pask.
Jazz Great, James Morrison
RCP now have 7 RCP offices in Australia and New Zealand with over 120 staff who continue to show amazing dedication to our company and a real desire to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.
2011 has again been a great year of accomplishments for RCP across all of our offices with many significant projects being completed and some fantastic new projects getting underway.
Grey Street Entrance
21 September 2011
Site Visit - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre extension will be fully integrated with the existing convention centre building providing a seamless experience through the completed complex. The new buiding will provide a "Grand Street" address and entry to the entire complex from Grey Street, with direct access to the new facilities. The design incorporates a rainfall harvesting system to take advantage of the Centre's expansive roof. The water may be used to supplement the parkland's gardens and lawns as well as recycled in the building for non-potable uses. RCP's services include Project Management, Project Programming, Design Management, Procurment & Delivery Strategy and Contract Administration services for South Bank Corporation.
As part of the Site Visit, RCP's project team provided an insight into the project and some of the construction challenges faced.
RCP Managing Director, Russell Martoo
1 September 2011
Property Council of Australia - RCP Sponsors Downtown Lunch
RCP Brisbane sponsored the recent "Good News Week" PCA Downtown Lunch which saw a sellout crowd at the new "The Strand Rugby Quay" on the Brisbane River. Russell Martoo (Managing Director) joined co-sponsor Michael Rayner (Cox Rayner Architects) in welcoming the key note speakers Tony Cope (The GPT Group), John Shepherd (Brookfield Multiplex) and Scott Ponton (Grocon) as they shared their "good news" with everyone.