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Howard Smith Wharves Stage 1 opens!

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Well what a project this has been to be involved with! Working closely with Hutchinson Builders we have together, along with all trades, been able to build a place which will be known in Brisbane as the new meeting place. Situated under the Story Bridge the location is filled with new restaurants, bars, a bespoke brewery, convention center, function rooms, 300+ space basement carpark, park lands and in the first quarter of next year, a 166 room Art Series Hotel. This will really join Brisbane City to Fortitude Valley and add an extra feature on the morning run/walk/riding trail. Our onsite team worked closely with multiple stakeholders and designers to ensure that all aspects of their requirements were met including…

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Blue Star cleans up at the NECA Queensland Excellence Awards yet again!

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We are extremely proud to have won 4 NECA Queensland Excellence Awards this year! Blue Star Pacific won the Lighting Award for Haven Newstead and the Energy Efficiency and Environment Award for Casino Towers and Blue Star Atlantic won the Industrial Small Project Award for the Northgate Mail Centre Project. This was all topped off by Blue Star also winning the Company WHS Management System Award – a great night with a great result for Blue Star across the board! As always, we thank NECA and its sponsors for hosting the event and making it such an enjoyable evening for all!

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NECA National Electro-Technology Conference 2018

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Members of Blue Star’s Senior Management team and their partners recently escaped the winter cold to soak up the beautiful sun and sand of Fiji at NECA’s 2018 National Electro-Technology Conference. The Conference program was loaded with engaging speakers, workshops on the theme of business improvement, a traditional Fijian Viti dinner and ended with a Bollywood themed Gala on the beach. There was also ample discussion on the pressing issues we are facing as an industry as well as plenty of time for industry networking. This year’s conference reflected on the evolution of the electro-technology industry over the past 100 plus years, and what that means for the future of the industry. One of the highlights of the trip was a…

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Team bonding at Madame Wu

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For their May social club event, Blue Star’s finance and administrative team once again headed out on a fun, relaxed, laughter filled night at the elegant and funky Madame Wu restaurant. Madame Wu is an Asian Fusion restaurant on the Brisbane River overlooking the Story Bridge. It’s alluring dim lighting, trendy music and beautiful view certainly set the tone for the night – great atmosphere, dining and company! The evening kicked off with the signature “Madame Wu” cocktail, wine and a number of failed photo attempts! From there, some classic, flavoursome dishes were ordered, shared and thoroughly enjoyed! We highly recommend the scallop dumplings – yum! It was a memorable night and we can’t wait to do it all again!…

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Changing the Surfers Paradise skyline!

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After a lengthy tender period, we are delighted to announce that Blue Star Pacific has secured the electrical and security works package for 84 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise. This will be Blue Star Pacific’s second venture with Meriton and more importantly comes off the back of The Sundale A1 Tower, which provided us the opportunity to showcase our expertise and ability. 84 The Esplanade will add a significant silhouette to the glittering Gold Coast skyline reaching circa 250 meters once complete. The tower will boast the most dwellings in a single tower on the Gold Coast (approximately 722), as well as residential facilities including a fully equipped gymnasium, child care center, supermarket and dining and cafe options. Permanent residents can…

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Blue Star commences works on the Gallery House Project

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The Gallery House project is located on an absolute riverfront site within Northshore Hamilton, close to the Eat Street Markets and the high-end restaurants and retailers of Portside Wharf. The project consists of Gallery House One –  169 luxury apartments and approx. 1100m² of retail in a 20-storey building and Gallery House Two  – a further 150 luxury apartments and approx. 990m² of retail in a 19-storey building, in addition to the building having a rooftop sanctuary, infinity pool and outdoor lounge and BBQ area. Blue Star Pacific will be delivering the design and installation for all electrical, communications, security and data services works for the project and teaming up once again with its client Multiplex to deliver yet another…

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New project secured for Blue Star Pacific – The Coterie, Fortitude Valley

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Blue Star Pacific has been awarded the electrical design and construct contract for an exciting new development known as “The Coterie” located at 365 St Pauls Terrace in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Blue Star is excited to be working with its client, Maxcon to deliver this 30 storey residential building which is due to be completed in September 2019. Alex Healey of Brisbane Development.com writes “From an urban design standpoint, the centrepiece of this development is the integration and repurposing of the heritage listed McDonald Pastry Cooks building. Once tenanted, the building will undoubtedly add further texture to the eclectic Fortitude Valley retail experience and serve as a key driver of demand for the units above.”(https://brisbanedevelopment.com/for-sale-fortitude-valleys-the-coterie/) Blue Star…

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Blue Star wins 3 NECA QLD 2017 Excellence Awards!

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The NECA Excellence Awards are the most prestigious awards offered in the electrical and communications sector and are the highlight of the industry’s social calendar. These awards provide businesses with the only Australia-wide opportunity to showcase their best projects to their peers, industry, government and their local community. Winners will have shown technical innovation, adherence to safety and quality assurance, delivery of the project on-time and on-budget and will have met many other challenging criteria. Blue Star Pacific is proud to have won 2 awards – the Sundale Apartments project won the Commercial Medium Project award and the Melbourne Street Residences project won the Lighting award for delivering lighting that achieves a high level of visual, technical and aesthetic excellence. Blue…

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Blue Star to light up iconic Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation Project

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Blue Star Pacific is proud to have been awarded the electrical design and construct contract from its client Hutchinson Builders for the Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation Project. The historic 3.43 hectare Howard Smith Wharves site on the Brisbane river is set to be transformed to a world class riverside precinct with more than 2.7 hectares of public open space, a 164 room Art Series Hotel, an exhibition and events centre, a craft brewery and an array of restaurants and cafes. Blue Star look forward to working with Hutchies to deliver an iconic, unique and successful project.

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Blue Star Pacific awarded contract for FV No. 1 Stage 2

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Blue Star Pacific has been awarded the contract for FV No. 1 Stage 2 from its client, Icon Constructions. FV No 1 Stage 2 consists of 267 residential units and 70 short term accommodation (hotel style) units located in a single tower located over 26 stories over the top of two story basement car parking. This building is set to become a new architectural landmark for Brisbane. Blue Star Pacific also completed the electrical design and installation at FV Flat Iron & Valley House (Stage 1).

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