Posted by: mwestby February 26, 2020

Killeavy Castle Estate has been shortlisted for the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 in the Heritage and Leisure categories.

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 aim to recognise the construction and property professions’ contribution to society and to celebrate their positive impact. The award is centered around how building and infrastructure companies deliver projects that improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of communities.

The RICS Social Impact Awards are the only nationally recognised awards programme in Northern Ireland that show the impact our built environment has on people’s lives.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Killeavy Castle Estate

Killeavy Castle Estate is proudly built and restored by Abergeldie.  The castle is a Grade A historical landmark in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Abergeldie started construction  in 2017 and in early 2019 the 4 star, boutique hotel and wellness centre opened its doors to its first guests. In its restored form, Killeavy Castle is the ultimate expression of old world heritage and new world comfort.

Formerly known as Killeavy Lodge, the original structure was built by the Foxall Family any time between 1810 and 1820. George Papworth was later commissioned by the Foxall family to redesign its structure and give it its regal features that we see today. The Bell family took ownership of the estate where it remained until 2001.

Killeavy Castle Estate
Killeavy Castle Before Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killeavy Castle Estate
Killeavy Castle After Restoration

Posted by: mwestby January 24, 2020

Careers Fair 2020

We pleased to announce that we will be attending   a number of  careers fairs across New South Wales this March to help students start their careers in civil engineering.   

Each year, we welcome undergraduate students to apply for our 12-week placement program that includes a versatile experience ranging from tendering and pricing to hands-on site experience. This is a great opportunity for proactive, autonomous and eager-to-learn students looking to be taught by industry leaders across a variety of civil engineering sectors ranging from rail and bridges to water infrastructure and sewer rehabilitation.   

Careers Fair dates  

Tuesday 3 March, University of Sydney  

Friday 6 March,   Dapto  

Wednesday 11 March, University of Technology Sydney  

25 Years of Building Better Communities  

2019 was a big year for Abergeldie as we celebrated 25 years of building better communities.   Building better communities means many things, it means quite tangibly to deliver complex infrastructure needed to build better communities, assisting and supporting organisations that dedicate their time to building better communities on a local as well as world scale, and it means to continue to build an internal community that centers on support, encouragement and professional and personal growth.  

Expecting 2020 to be as successful as 2019 if not more, we have recently commenced work on Waterfall Enabling Work project, nearly reached completion on our Camp Street Bridge Replacement project and will soon commence work on Parramatta Boardwalk constructing a new boardwalk. In other words, there is going to be a lot to do in the next couple of years as Abergeldie grows in capability and capacity.    

During Your 12-week Placement  

All Trainee Engineers receive a well-rounded learning experience collaborating with our pre-contracts (tendering) team, Engineers and Project  Managers that includes a combination of time spent in the office and onsite. This will allow for you to gain a holistic and realistic understanding of what it’s like to deliver   high quality   projects  safely    from inception to   completion    while  putting your theoretical education to practice. 

There will be many opportunities to learn at the 12-week placement as you will be spending time with reputable estimators and managers in civil engineering sectors ranging from rail and bridges to water infrastructure and sewer rehabilitation.