The builders of Bob Hawke College have won a major construction award.

PACT Construction took out the best education building valued from $50 million to $100 million at this year’s Master Builders 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards.

The company built the $55 million Subiaco secondary school ahead of schedule last year, ready for its 2020 opening.

General manager Jason Thomson said he was proud of his team, with more than 3000 workers helping to create the school campus over 17 months.

“We were up against some tough competition in this category, like Hammond Park Secondary College and the UWA Ezone Student Hub,” he said.

The school was designed by Bateman Architects and T&Z Architect and is split across five sectors of two and three level buildings.

PACT worked closely with Fremantle artist Penelope Forlano for installation of a public artwork in the building facade, which comprises 78 perforated metal fins to echo the texture and peeling quality of the paperbark tree.

For the Bob Hawke College project, PACT were also awarded the 2020 Contractor Performance Award for providing exceptional value and service on non-residential building projects for the WA community, by the Department of Finance.

PACT were commended on their dedication to quality project outcomes and exemplary performance for Bob Hawke College (forward works and main works)

PACT was also awarded the Major Project Award Bob Hawke College Stage 1 (Contractor). The Department of Finance’s Supplier Performance Award recognise contractors and consultants who deliver exceptional value and service on non-residential building projects managed by the Department.

A huge Congratulations to all involved in ensuring a successful project including; Bateman T&Z Architects Joint Venture, Rider Levett Bucknall, Alex Marra, Richard Shallcross, Indira Jayawardena, Peter Peuker and Emma Hunt. This project team maintained an excellent professional relationship and focused on pursuing actions that resulted in the best outcomes for the State.