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Taylor Construction Group

Under the leadership of company founder and Managing Director Mark Taylor, the company was formed in 1994 with an uncompromising vision of the future and a strong commitment to clients, employees, industry partners, and the community of NSW. With a full-time staff of 75, Mr Taylor and his core management team – including Finance Director Clive Wickham, Chief Operating Officer Rob Garling, and Pre-Construction Director Greg Phillips – have endeavoured to make Taylor Construction Group one of the most respected construction companies in NSW.

With the capability to successfully deliver innovative building solutions spanning the commercial, industrial, retail, educational, residential, aged care and motor showroom sectors, Taylor Construction Group delivers projects valued from under $1 million to in excess of $50 million. The company offers a wide range of services, including estimating and costing, contract negotiation, tender documentation, design management, and construction management. With the skills to manage construction projects from inception through to completion and interior fit-out, Taylor Construction Group works hand in hand with clients to ensure that value is added to ensure the best possible outcome each and every time.

Along with a strong Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001 which works toward providing a safe workplace for all staff and contractors, Taylor Construction Group has Quality Management and Environmental Management systems firmly in place. Certified to comply with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000, Taylor’s Quality Management System ensures all regulatory and stakeholder requirements are identified, implemented and maintained throughout each project, and provides a comprehensive framework, one which is designed to ensure Taylor Construction Group delivers on its commitment to exceed client expectations.

Recognising the many challenges facing Australia’s construction industry and the community at large, the company’s Environmental Management System – certified to AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 – provides assurance that effective environmental initiatives are being implemented to promote sustainability across all aspects of the Group. Combined, the OH&S, Environmental, and Quality Management Systems demonstrate the company’s dedication to best practice throughout its business model, and a commitment to quality and accountability protection for the environment, and safety in the workplace across all projects.

At Taylor Construction Group, the company remains committed to ensuring the long-term objectives of all clients are met; forming and fostering lasting relationships with clients is the norm, and one of the cornerstones of the business. By listening to and appreciating the needs of all clients, the company is able to consistently deliver outstanding construction solutions to meet all customer needs and project expectations. For the company, client satisfaction on each and every project is paramount, and forms the foundation of Taylor Construction Group’s reputation, which includes key affiliations with leading industry bodies.

In recent months, Taylor Construction Group has been actively engaged on 15 projects. Spanning a range of sectors, the combined value of these projects exceeds $100 million. One current keynote project is the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. Along with architect Durbach Block Jaggers, Taylor is behind the new, $5.6 million club in North Bondi, a structure surely destined to become a Sydney landmark.

Once completed, the unique, contemporary structure will provide twice the accommodation over four levels as the original building, yet remain within the same footprint. With a design reminiscent of a seashell, the new North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club’s top floor function rooms will offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Designed and constructed to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders, the club will blend harmoniously into its picturesque surroundings.

On the other end of the construction sector is Atlas Northwest. A commercial project created for Capital Corporation, the recently completed structure is situated at the Norwest Business Park. Designed by architectural firm Turner & Associates, the new commercial complex is located at the gateway to Norwest Business Park. At over 40,000 square metres – including 17,400 square metres of GFA, and 23,000 square metres of carparking, ramps and terrace areas – Taylor faced one of its biggest challenges: completing a massive, $32 million multi-faceted design and construct project within a short timeline of just 57 weeks. With skill, determination and vision, the company was able to work within the tight timeframe and limited access to the site through a sole access point.

Blending innovative construction techniques and materials with contemporary design elements, the impressive Atlas Northwest project features include a six storey commercial office tower complete with a striking double-floor foyer and ground floor café which faces Norwest Boulevard; two impressive adjoining structures; and a 740 vehicle car park positioned above a common basement. Facing Windsor Road, the adjoining building will include an integrated fit-out for Virgin Active Health Club, featuring a first class gymnasium over two levels, complete with indoor swimming pools and spa.

In the industrial arena, Taylor Construction Group has successfully spearheaded a number of projects, such as the Tetra Pak Building for the SMS Group of Companies. Located in Homebush Bay, the $6 million commercial office and warehouse facility was designed by the architectural firm of Vandermade & Associates, and created and constructed to be a purpose-built facility for multinational company Tetra Pak. Along with a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, the concrete Tetra Pak Building comprises a two storey commercial office block with a basement carpark, and a semi-detached portal frame warehouse facility constructed utilising hollow core panels.

Winner of a number of industry awards over the years, Taylor Construction Group took the 2011 Master Builders Association NSW Award for Retail Buildings up to $30 Million with the Kotara Homemakers Centre. Completed in December of 2010, the retail structure for BB Retail Capital stands as a testament not only to the company’s expertise, but to its dedication to clients. Designed by the firm of Leffler Simes Architects, the $28 million project was completed a full three months ahead of schedule, which enabled retailers to take advantage of the crucial retail trade well in advance of the Christmas shopping season.

Representing the third bulky goods project Taylor Construction Group has built for BB Retail Capital, the Kotara Homemakers Centre is a showcase for a number of premiere Australian retailers – 22 individual units in all – with six fitted out by Taylor Construction. With parking a major consideration, there is room for over 500 cars at the 30,000 square metre Centre, which required significant works to RTA roads nearby, including the upgrade of four intersections and one new access bridge. To assist the client with minimising costs, a redesign of the structure was proposed, which incorporated a hybrid system of composite precast panels along with tilt-up construction, which also reduced construction time.

Taking on numerous successful educational projects over the years, Taylor’s projects include structures such as the Rouse Hill Anglican College, built for the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation. Designed by architect Noel Bell Ridley Smith & Partners, the $4 million project comprises classrooms, technical workshop and machinery areas, and applied science laboratories, along with support and preparation facilities.

In the residential arena, the company is currently working on the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Student Accommodation at Bankstown. At $18 million, the project – designed by Baker Kavanagh Architects – represents a significant redesign of the 204 bed accommodation facility. The suggested use of in situ concrete over structural steel, and alternative electrical and hydraulic designs, help to ensure the project meets the client’s expectations and budget. Once completed, the Student Accommodation at Bankstown will incorporate accommodation, communal kitchens, living and outdoor recreation areas, and an administration centre across three separate two storey buildings, in addition to the complete refurbishment of an existing Manager’s residence.

In other areas, such as aged care facilities, Taylor Construction is second to none. One of the company’s recent projects is Presbyterian Aged Care. Built for the Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW, the $10 million structure in Drummoyne was designed by Prescott Architects. A new, 62-bed aged care facility incorporated within an existing facility, the project presented a number of challenges, ranging from a tight site to unstable ground, asbestos, and rain. Successfully overcoming these obstacles, the company created a residential complex with staff rooms, residential areas, reception and lounge, and a kitchen with an expansive dining area, all set against extensive landscaping, a courtyard, and a network of pathways and gardens, also created by Taylor.

As one of the nation’s premiere companies behind motor showrooms, Taylor Construction was responsible for Morrison Motors at Chatswood. Located on the Pacific Highway at Chatswood, the showroom is a prestigious showcase for luxury auto manufacturer Mercedes Benz on the North Shore. Designed by Harvey Webster Architect, the $5.6 million building allows Morrison Motors to merge its sales, service and administration into one site. Setting the design standard for Mercedes Benz developments worldwide, the showroom remains the first constructed in the new International Auto-Haus Design, and comprises an underground car park, showroom, service centre and head office over four levels.

Creating numerous successful projects has been its own reward for Taylor Construction Group. With clients like Endeavour Energy, Woolworths Limited, Bluestone Property Group, Automotive Holdings Group and The University of Western Sydney, the success of the company is guaranteed for years to come.

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

July 13, 2020, 11:23 PM AEST