Joss takes out building award

The new Huon Hill Hotel with the Quest serviced apartments in the background.
The new Huon Hill Hotel with the Quest serviced apartments in the background.

JOSS Construction has been named the North East’s top commercial builder for its work on the Huon Hill Quest and Hotel in Wodonga.

The Albury company won the gong at the North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards held last night at The Cube Wodonga.

Master Builders Association of Victoria chief executive Radley de Silva said Joss had met challenges at Huon Hill with strict design and consistency requirements.

“Joss Construction not only met those needs but exceeded the clients’ expectations,” Mr de Silva said.

“Concrete, structural steel and timber framing were all used to great effect in the construction with striking full height glass windows used in the pedestrian bridge.”

The $25 million development at the old railway land includes an 80-room Quest serviced apartments complex and two-level hotel, opened in August last year.

The building includes one, two and three bedroom units over four levels with basement parking.

They are linked with the hotel by an enclosed, air-conditioned pedestrian bridge allowing easy access for guests.

The hotel includes a public bar, meals, lounge and conference facilities.

Joss Construction also won the best commercial building over $6 million for the same project.

Meanwhile, Scott James was named the North East Residential Builder of the Year for his work on a luxury Albury home.

The home features four bedrooms, three living rooms, two kitchens and a six-car garage.

Mr de Silva said the “beautifully finished” split level home took full advantage of surrounding city views and featured a “sublime” infinity edge pool and pool house.

“The Queensland res-ort style home loved by the owners was successfully transferred to their regional Victorian border setting by Scott James Builder,” Mr de Silva said.

Scott James Builder will now compete in the Victorian Excellence in Housing Awards on Oct-ober 17.

Joss Construction will compete in the Victorian Excellence in Construction Awards to be held on August 8.

Connelly Construction Services took out both the best commercial building under $1 million and between $1-3 million for Victory Lutheran College’s music centre and the Daintree Medical Centre resp- ectively.

The best commercial building between $3-6 million went to Browns Wangaratta for the Department of Justice building in Wangaratta.