RCP Wins AIB National Professional Excellence Award

February 28, 2022

David Jones Sydney

RCP’s Toby Schraer has won the Australian Institute of Building National Professional Excellence Award in the project management category for his outstanding achievement on the David Jones redevelopment in Sydney’s CBD.  The AIB National Awards Dinner was held at Melbourne’s Town Hall, Saturday 26 February 2022.

RCP was appointed by David Jones Limited to perform project management and specialist programming services for the landmark $200m redevelopment, which involved the integration of the David Jones Market Street store into the Elizabeth Street store, while preserving and maintaining the building’s 90+ year old heritage.

Toby was instrumental in assembling and leading the highly skilled project team, while navigating complex issues, such as the staged delivery process, heritage and planning approvals, and mitigation of risks associated with the heritage building, while simultaneously ensuring the store continued to trade at all times during the construction works and contributing to the extremely successful project outcome.

Completion was achieved in April 2020 with the store now owned by Charter Hall, housing all of David Jones’ departments across 35,000sqm of world class retail space, which has reset the benchmark for department stores in the Southern Hemisphere and has exceeded the expectations of all involved.

This national award follows RCP being presented with the AIB NSW Professional Excellence in Building Award for the David Jones project.

Congratulations to Toby and the project team for their outstanding achievement on this iconic development!

Concept Architect: Benoy, Singapore
Documentation Architect: Crone Architects
Builder: Mainbrace Constructions