Financier Quantity Surveying

For the past three decades, Mitchell Brandtman has built a strong team dedicated to providing construction risk advice to senior and mezzanine financiers.

We understand the complex interrelationships between the financier, the developer, and the contractor and their unique risk positions; and while we can’t remove risk entirely, we can ensure that it is understood by all parties and provide the knowledge, skills and services to minimise it.

Working in partnership with our clients, we will ensure financiers are kept up-to-date on the status of any key milestones and events that may impact the profitability or progress of a project.

Our independent and impartial approach provides our clients and their stakeholders with the confidence and trust they need when undertaking large-scale building or construction projects.

Our financier services team comprises industry experts across many disciplines including quantity surveyors, engineers, programmers, superintendents, defects experts, and project and construction managers.

These diverse skill sets allow us to provide expert advice on projects ranging from small lot subdivisions through to high-rises and master-planned communities.

Our services range from a cost audit on a low-risk project, to immersing ourselves in a project and providing dedicated superintendent and project management services on distressed or high-risk projects.

We provide services that directly benefit:

How we make a difference

We understand construction and its inherent financial issues.

Our dedicated Financier Services team draws on their collective experience in construction to offer a unique perspective to senior and mezzanine financiers. Our team includes qualified quantity surveyors, project and development managers, engineers and construction programmers who combine their skills to offer a fully integrated service – a real one stop shop.

We are proactive in our approach, and comprehensive and innovative in our advice and support as we meet the needs of projects of all types and sizes throughout Australia.

Financier Quantity Surveying

Pre finance high level advice and reporting specifically in regard to the proposed Development Budget and Programme.  These reports can often extend to consider and provide high level commentary regarding other specific project risk areas to provide early input and information to assist potential project financiers.

The Pre-Funding Initial Financiers Report is prepared to provide an independent and detailed review of a project, specifically addressing project construction risk, to assist Financiers in making informed funding decisions.

The report will include a review and commentary regarding the proposed Procurement Method and associated Contract Conditions, status and suitability of design, contract and construction Documentation, status and conditions of the required Authority Approvals, review of and recommendation in regard to the suitability of the Development Budget for the proposed works, development Programme and Cashflow review, commentary regarding the experience and suitability of the Development Team, as well as review of the project Insurances, Site Reports, the contents of any Valuation Reports provided compared to the project documentation provided for our review, Pre-Sales and Pre-Lease Agreement inclusions and exclusions and any applicable sunset dates, etc as necessary and applicable.  A Site Inspection is undertaken during the preparation of the Pre-Funding Initial Financiers Report in order to consider the site specific conditions and in relation to the project documentation, etc provided for the preparation of this report.

The scope of the Pre-Funding Initial Financiers Report may extend further for specific Procurement or delivery strategies to include a review of Trade Budget and Trade Letting status and information, trade Sub-contract Agreements, administration process and similar.

Progress Assessment Reporting is undertaken on an agreed, regular basis during the construction phase of a development.   These reports include an assessment of the Value of Work Completed at the end of each month for the purpose of progress payments to the Contractor, and the Drawdown of the broader Development budget cost centres from the Finance facility, and reporting against project Documentation, updated Authority Approval status, review of the Forecast Final Cost and Cost to Complete for the development, review of progress against the development Programme and Cashflow, monitoring status of project Insurances, etc all as outlined in the selected Financier’s Professional services brief for Quantity Surveyors.  A Site Inspection is undertaken for each of the Progress Assessment Reports.

Where requested the Progress Assessment Reporting role may extend to include the attendance at Project Control Group Meetings to assist in the preparation of the Progress Assessment Reporting for the project as well as the ongoing monitoring of Trade Budget and Trade Letting status and information, trade Sub-contract Agreements, etc for specific Procurement or delivery strategies.

Mitchell Brandtman can provide tailored quantity surveying and risk reporting services, where required, to assist Financiers and their clients with specific project requirements and challenges.  These services may include:

  • Detailed and independent reviews of contract Variations, Prime Cost, Provisional Sum and other Contract Cost adjustments
  • Detailed and independent reviews of Extension of Time claims
  • Project peer reviews and reporting
  • Tailored services for lower-value construction loans and staged payment scenarios where the Financier needs a more high-level overview of the project and its progress

Mitchell Brandtman can provide of an independent review of difficult and distressed project situations to provide reporting and recommendations that will assist in the planning for and completion of distressed projects.

The scope of this role and reporting can range from a reality check and an experienced hand to get through a difficult period, to a full audit completed by a dedicated team of experts tasked with providing proactive, comprehensive analysis, advice and solutions for distressed project situations.  This reporting and role, will be tailored to specific project situations however might include:

  • A review of the Procurement and Delivery strategies to complete the works
  • Contract advice for completion agreements
  • A detailed Cost to Complete estimate for the works
  • Validation of recovery estimates, Budgets and Programming
  • Establishing monitoring strategies and thresholds for completion including status of required Authority Approvals, Pre-Sales and Lease Agreements, etc

Financiers rely on our expertise and advice

For more than 50 years we have worked on over 42,000 projects within the building and construction industry in Australia, and globally.

Here are just some of the projects we have completed and are currently working on.

Officeworks cairns

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Officeworks cairns

COMMERCIAL

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be providing Financiers QS services on Officeworks Cairns and is looking forward to working with CAWP Cairns Pty Ltd on Officeworks Toowoomba also.

Paradise gardens shopping centre, thornlands

Mitchell Brandtman are providing Superintendent services on Paradise Gardens Shopping Centre...

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Paradise gardens shopping centre, thornlands

RETAIL & SHOPPING

Mitchell Brandtman are providing Superintendent services on Paradise Gardens Shopping Centre for Development Directive.

Development Directive have been engaged to oversee completion and delivery of project feasibility analysis, design, town planning approvals, resumption negotiations, tendering and construction of a development over a 6.25 hectare site which will deliver: 

• Neighbourhood Shopping Centre with 8,000sqm GFA;
• 1.4 hectares of green space parkland;
• Internal roads and signalised intersection;
• Two future development lots (1ha & 0.3 ha lots).

Storelocal, hendra

The new site provides customers with more than just a...

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Storelocal, hendra

Self-storage

The new site provides customers with more than just a wide range of unit sizes and storage options, but with a new industry benchmark. Located just down the road from Brisbane Airport, the facility contains multi-use spaces for co-working and trade stores. In addition to its innovative features, Hendra also offers 24-hour access to its four levels of keyless secure self storage.

Mitchell Brandtman provided full Quantity Surveying services on this state of the art storage facility.

Hof noosavile by stockwell

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financiers QS on Hof,...

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Hof noosavile by stockwell

RESIDENTIAL

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financiers QS on Hof, Noosaville by Stockwell.

A collection of 90 apartments nestled in a private and leafy pocket of Noosaville, carefully designed to capture the light, breeze and natural beauty of the surrounding hinterland.

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Habitat early learning

Mitchell Brandtman was proud to have provided both QS and...

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Habitat early learning

Child care

Mitchell Brandtman was proud to have provided both QS and Superintendent services on this state of the art Early Learning Centre in Pergian Springs, QLD.

Weststate private hospital, townsville

This $60m development will see the transformation of Townsville West...

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Weststate private hospital, townsville

HEALTH & AGED CARE

This $60m development will see the transformation of Townsville West State School into a private hospital delivering a hub of health services to the local community. The development plans to restore and repurpose the heritage listed building into specialist medical suites, with a five-storey private hospital proposed to be built on the neighbouring 1600sqm vacant site located on Sturt Street and Ingham Road – less than 1km from the CBD.

The hospital will provide 22 hospital beds, 4 operating theatres and deliver a range of much-needed specialist services including orthopaedics, cardiology, urology and maxillo-facial to the Townsville community as well as supporting services including radiology, pathology, physiotherapy and pharmaceutical services.

Riverway plaza, townsville

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Riverway plaza, townsville

Lasail by traders in purple

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financier's QS on...

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Lasail by traders in purple

RESIDENTIAL

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financier's QS on Lasail in Newport.

Designed by award-winning Architects Rothelowman, Lasail sits perfectly between land and ocean, in one of the most sought-after locations in the Moreton Bay region. 

Built with quality, space and amenity in mind, Lasail is a highly sought-after development of absolute waterfront two and three-bedroom apartments, finished with the style and refinement you’d expect in this luxurious location. Embrace a carefree coastal lifestyle, with beautiful water views from every apartment and the unique opportunity to secure a marina berth right outside your home.

Celebrating the enviable Queensland climate, a year round outdoor lifestyle is embraced within this tropical resort. With a designer swimming pool, poolside lawns and landscaping, garden lounges and courtyards, BBQ facilities and abundant tropical landscaping and vertical greenery, the facilities at Lasail are akin to a luxury hotel.

Palmwoods over 50s lifestyle resort

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be providing Financier's QS services...

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Palmwoods over 50s lifestyle resort

Aged care

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be providing Financier's QS services on Palmwoods for GemLife.

Palmwoods over 50s lifestyle resort by GemLife has exceptional, premium recreational facilities and beautifully designed, low-maintenance homes. GemLife’s secure, friendly communities are created exclusively for the over-50s. 

Student accomadation for bornfree property pty. Ltd.

This student accommodation is a five storey building with a...

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Student accomadation for bornfree property pty. Ltd.

RESIDENTIAL

This student accommodation is a five storey building with a basement located near to Monash University. The building is well designed by ODO and consists of 130 studio and one or two bed rooms units, food and drink premises and amenities.

Mitchell Brandtman is providing  full Cost Planning and Quantity Surveying services for Bornfree Property Pty. Ltd.

Silk one by sarazin property

Mitchell Brandtman is providing Financier's QS services on Silk One...

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Silk one by sarazin property

RESIDENTIAL

Mitchell Brandtman is providing Financier's QS services on Silk One by Sarazin Property.

In the heart of this Wooloongabba, adjacent to the world-renowned sporting ground ‘The Gabba’, Silk One is set to redefine expectations of what’s possible for inner-city living.

A collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of the Woolloongabba transformation with views overlooking the Gabba and beyond to the CBD.

The beach apartments broadbeach

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The beach apartments broadbeach

Residential
100 Harris Street

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100 Harris Street

Hotel
Cronulla rsl

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Cronulla rsl

Hospitality
Taren point business centre

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Taren point business centre

Industrial
Regis aged care lutwyche

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Regis aged care lutwyche

Aged care
The avenue canberra

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The avenue canberra

Hotel
Flour mill summer hill

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Flour mill summer hill

Residential
Town square redbank plains

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Town square redbank plains

Shopping Center; Retail
Riverway plaza, townsville

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financier's QS on Riverway...

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Riverway plaza, townsville

RETAIL & SHOPPING

Mitchell Brandtman is proud to be the Financier's QS on Riverway Plaza which is approximately 17 km south-west of the Townsville CBD.  The current centre is anchored by Woolworths (2,800 sqm) and accompanied by 500 sqm of speciality retail.

Geon Property is excited to share plans for the expansion and redevelopment of Riverway Plaza. The new Riverway Plaza is set to transform the precinct into a contemporary, family-friendly centre.

The redevelopment is expected to generate up to 250 jobs during construction, with local builder Phoenix Constructions targeting 100% local trades.To ensure minimal disruption to the community and retailers, construction will take place over two stages.

One five six oxlade drive by azure

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One five six oxlade drive by azure

RESIDENTIAL
Gambaro hotel

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Gambaro hotel

Hotel
Kingsford terrace seniors living

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Kingsford terrace seniors living

Aged care
Bower st manly

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Bower st manly

Kurv newstead

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Kurv newstead

Residential
Cabramatta bowling club

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Cabramatta bowling club

The marketplace gungahlin

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The marketplace gungahlin

Shopping Center; Retail
Gerrale street kitchen

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Gerrale street kitchen

Hospitality
St brigid’s green maroubra

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St brigid’s green maroubra

Aged care
Sikorsky helicopter facilities

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Sikorsky helicopter facilities

Southpoint

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Southpoint

Public
The gables, box hill

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The gables, box hill

Public
1888 hotel pyrmont

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1888 hotel pyrmont

Victoria Park – Master Plan and Implementation Plan for the rejuvenation of Victoria Park

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Victoria Park – Master Plan and Implementation Plan for the rejuvenation of Victoria Park

Sports and recreation
Croft and Cremorne by Stockwell

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Croft and Cremorne by Stockwell

Mirada by Horan Group

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Mirada by Horan Group

Residential
Panorama

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Panorama

Residential
South Village Community Park, Kirrawee

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South Village Community Park, Kirrawee

Public
Katoomba RSL

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Katoomba RSL

Hospitality
Central Coast Arts Centre

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Central Coast Arts Centre

St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah

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St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah

Aged care
Kinross Townhomes, Thornlands. By Ausbuild

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Kinross Townhomes, Thornlands. By Ausbuild

Residential
Lexington Townhomes, Albany Creek. By Ausbuild

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Lexington Townhomes, Albany Creek. By Ausbuild

Residential
Gregory Hills Town Centre, Gregory Hills

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Gregory Hills Town Centre, Gregory Hills

Shopping Center and retail
Golden Century Restaurant, Haymarket

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Golden Century Restaurant, Haymarket

Hospitality
PACIFIC, Palm Beach

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PACIFIC, Palm Beach

Residential
Stanhill Apartments, Chevron Island

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Stanhill Apartments, Chevron Island

Residential
Manhattan Apartments, Chevron Island

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Manhattan Apartments, Chevron Island

Residential
Lord Street Apartments, Kirra.

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Lord Street Apartments, Kirra.

Melbourne East Police Station

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Melbourne East Police Station

Pinnacle Apartments Cronulla

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Pinnacle Apartments Cronulla

Residential
Family Violence Centre of Learning, Victoria

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Family Violence Centre of Learning, Victoria

Elara and Newpark, Marsden Park

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Elara and Newpark, Marsden Park

Subdivision
Panorama, Bowen Hills

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Panorama, Bowen Hills

Macquarie Park

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Macquarie Park

Office
Quest Hotel, Robina

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Quest Hotel, Robina

Hotel
Eickhoff Braemar Industrial Project

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Eickhoff Braemar Industrial Project

Industrial
The Ridgeway Barden Ridge

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The Ridgeway Barden Ridge

Infrastructure
Gregory Hills Corporate Park NSW

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Gregory Hills Corporate Park NSW

Industrial subdivision
Woodend Primary School

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Woodend Primary School

Education
School of Total Education

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School of Total Education

Education
Penrith Christian School

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Penrith Christian School

Education
Villanova College

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Villanova College

Education
The Lennox Parramatta

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The Lennox Parramatta

Residential
OZ Education Tuggerah

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OZ Education Tuggerah

Childcare
OZ Education Lidcombe

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OZ Education Lidcombe

Childcare
OZ Education Homebush

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OZ Education Homebush

Childcare
Bundeena Community & Services Club

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Bundeena Community & Services Club

Hospitality
The Jefferson

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The Jefferson

Residential
Lume

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Lume

Residential
Cairns Aquarium

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Cairns Aquarium

Public
The Flour Mill, Summer Hill

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The Flour Mill, Summer Hill

Residential
Sunshine Coast University Hospital

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Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Health and medical
Presbyterian Aged Care

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Presbyterian Aged Care

Aged Care
Regis Aged Care Facility, Chelmer

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Regis Aged Care Facility, Chelmer

Aged care
Illawarra Leagues Club

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Illawarra Leagues Club

Hospitality
Quest Hotel and Apartments

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Quest Hotel and Apartments

The Glen Hotel

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The Glen Hotel

Hotel
Mantra Richmont

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Mantra Richmont

Oak Tree Group

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Oak Tree Group

Shimano

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Shimano

SQ1 Southquay ACT

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SQ1 Southquay ACT

Breeze Apartments Cronulla

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Breeze Apartments Cronulla

Oakmont Apartments Kellyville

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Oakmont Apartments Kellyville

Residential
Evergrand Rouse Hill

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Evergrand Rouse Hill

Residential
Ink Apartments WestEnd

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Ink Apartments WestEnd

Residential
Bohemia Apartments Westend

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Bohemia Apartments Westend

Residential
The Jameson

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The Jameson

The Gables Box Hill

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The Gables Box Hill

Subdivision
Toowoomba Grammar School Gymnasium

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Toowoomba Grammar School Gymnasium

Education, Sports & Recreation
Red Bull Headquarters

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Red Bull Headquarters

Office
Grant Thornton

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Grant Thornton

Office fitout
Collegians Rugby League Football Club

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Collegians Rugby League Football Club

Griffith Ex-Serviceman’s Club

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Griffith Ex-Serviceman’s Club

Hospitality
University of Wollongong Interim Facility

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University of Wollongong Interim Facility

Town Square Redbank Plains

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Town Square Redbank Plains

Coles Fletcher

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Coles Fletcher

Casey Market Town

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Casey Market Town

Shopping Centre / Retail
Queens wharf public domain

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Queens wharf public domain

5D COST PLANNING
Quintessential Equity ACT

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Quintessential Equity ACT

Art Series Hotel at Howard Smith Wharves

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Art Series Hotel at Howard Smith Wharves

5D COST PLANNING