Commercial Builders Enter Partnership for Education

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Privately owned commercial builders BADGE and Perkins have joined forces to deliver Western Australia’s first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for schools.

As announced by the Western Australian Government last week, BADGE and Perkins will build eight public schools on the outskirts of Perth on behalf of a consortium, EduWest, which also includes Macquarie Capital and Spotless Facility Services.

By combining resources and finances, BADGE and Perkins successfully demonstrated their joint capacity to deliver the design and construct component of the PPP.

BADGE Managing Director Jim Whiting says the company was able to draw on the expertise of its staff in three states to deliver a value for money solution.

“Partnering with Perkins meant our two companies could offer the state 70-plus years’ experience in the education sector, so the schools will boast modern and state-of-the-art design and be built to the highest standards,” Mr Whiting says.

Dan Perkins, Managing Director of Perkins, says BADGE’s experience in procuring similar Queensland and South Australian projects was invaluable to EduWest’s successful tender.

“The delivery of the schools over the next seven years ideally suits the resources and experience of Perkins as proven over many years,” Mr Perkins says.

BADGE and Perkins will between them employ 40 new staff in 2015-16 to deliver the first four primary schools in 2016, and four secondary schools to be built by 2023.

Perkins is one of Western Australia’s major commercial builders, with head office in Bunbury and other offices in Perth and Busselton. Perkins celebrates its 50th year in 2015 having accumulated an impressive portfolio of completed projects and capabilities, and an enviable list of clients.

2016-05-24T14:28:47+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Tags: , |