What started for M/Group as a strategic move to integrate its in-house property development pipeline, has transpired into the creation of one of the company’s most successful and profitable independent divisions. M/Construction’s recent win of the Master Builders Awards for Excellence in Construction Award for Best Multi-Unit Development between $10-20million is testament to how far the company has come.
Born as an independent building company in 2010, M/Construction was initially tasked with sourcing private building contracts to ‘earn its stripes’ before being engaged internally for the range of apartment developments under M/Group’s apartment brand, Match.
M/Group Managing Director, Mr Lloyd Clark, said it was important to demonstrate that the company’s building capabilities were appropriate to the Match brand.
“When M/Construction was introduced, Match had already forged a strong reputation for quality construction, but we wanted to take it a step further and maintain full quality-control of our projects and development pipeline,” he said.
“M/Construction is strongly based on a boutique design-construct model with an emphasis on technology and highly sophisticated systems. This effectively blurred the lines between the traditional builder experience, and the company quickly acquired a number of multi-level developments, commercial and high-end residences before being engaged internally.”
M/Construction has today built seven multi-level apartment developments throughout inner-city Perth and Fremantle ranging in value from $4million to $20million. It incorporates a maintenance and minor works arm attracting major Government and private contracts, and continues to work both with and independent of M/Group projects.
The MBA Award was received for its M/24 by Match development in Leederville. It was won against the likes of BGC, Pro-Build and DMG.
Director of M/Construction, Mr Michael Read, said the company has continued to grow despite market conditions which, he believes, is a result of its unique and complementary proposition.
“Over the years we have been quietly building rapport in the marketplace by focusing on quality work rather than quantity. Our systems and processes are amongst the best in the State and the fact that we have delivered an award-winning project against larger players is really testament to what we have achieved.”
“This year alone has seen the company receive an enormous number of significant contracts and accolades. We are extremely excited by the prospect of what we can achieve next.”
M/Construction is currently working on three Match apartments under construction and engaged by organisations such as Curtin University, Programmed Facilities Management and local authorities for ongoing maintenance and minor works contracts.
M/Construction specialises in the construction of multi-level developments to the value of $20million and undertakes maintenance and minor works projects between $5,000 and $2million.