Our QLD construction team has partnered with architect Studio Aria, SB&G Group, and TMCL to deliver the first hotel in the global launch of the voco hotel brand.

Previously the site of Watermark Hotel and Spa, the 4,000sqm voco refurbishment covers the entertainment area, a state-of-the-art gym, recreation rooms, as well as the ground floor reception and lobby spaces. The refurbishment will also see the new fitout of all 389 rooms across 20 floors.


In partnership with RMIT, we recently hosted a walk-through of the RMIT Oxford Scholar Hotel to China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) students.

This was the perfect opportunity to showcase how a Construction Management course can translate into the real world.

Completed as part of their degree at RMIT, students donned their hi-vis, hardhats, and steel capped boots to visit the live site.


Continuing our longstanding relationship with Adelaide Railway Station (ARS), Schiavello Construction SA is pleased to announce the commencement of the ARS Driver Amenities fitout.

For the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure (DPTI) and in collaboration with DASH Architects, AECOM, and Turner & Townsend Thinc, we will be converting a tenancy within the heritage-listed building into a new rest and recreation space for the public transport services operators.

In 2013 our SA construction team upgraded the Western End of ARS’ Northern Terrace entrance, increasing the station’s capacity to handle large crowds and provide better connections between the city’s trams, buses, and trains.


Carrying on from World Suicide Prevention day and R U OK? Day, Schiavello Construction QLD is keeping the conversation alive by taking part in the Mental Awareness Foundation’s annual Walk for Awareness.  

Led by QLD state director Steven Kourevelis, our QLD construction team is taking the opportunity to come together as part of the wider community. They are walking in support and solidarity, to break the silence on mental illness, and to contribute to the funding of programs that are making differences on the front line with mental issues.  

Our team will be walking 8km through Brisbane City, Southbank river loop on 7 October – you can show your support by donating here.


On Thursday 13 September, Schiavello Construction offices nationwide took part in R U OK? Day. Our aim was to not only bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention, but also to check in with our friends, colleagues, and clients to see how they’re doing.

We don’t believe in shying away from mental health issues. Throughout each of our offices in NSW, SA, QLD, and our head office in VIC, we encouraged all our staff to ask each other “are you ok?”

In the week leading up to R U OK? Day, we prompted the conversation by putting up posters encouraging everyone to stay connected, hosting a BBQ for our clients and contractors in SA, included the topic in our toolbox talks, and empowered everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them.

Conversations need to happen everyday; “so don’t be afraid to ask –all you need to do is listen, understand, and show that you’re there to support. Sometimes a conversation can help clear the mind and give another person some perspective,” says Christopher Schiavello, Director and State Manager Schiavello Construction NSW.

Schiavello’s Indigenous Participation Plan is taking shape in South Australia with the employment of Rob Rankine. Rob joined our SA construction team as Site Compliance Officer late last year. 

Facilitating Rob’s career development

Rob initially started as a contracted site labourer where he displayed unmistakable potential. Under the leadership of SA State Director, Luke Steele, Rob was offered further training and education in safety and compliance to progress towards a position within Schiavello.

“We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our business. Rob’s attitude showed clear potential – we just provided the opportunity,” says Luke.


Schiavello offices nationwide showed off their prettiest pink outfits in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation 

Between 18-24th of June, our staff across Australia showed their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation by wearing pink around the office.  

The pink wasn’t contained to shirts and ties though. Our offsite staff turned heads across construction sites as they traded their orange hi-vis safety gear for pink vests and hard hats. 


Schiavello is very proud to announce Alan Al-Refaei’s promotion to Director of our NSW business.

Having started as a Cadet over 10 years ago, Alan’s long-term commitment and dedication to his clients has seen him develop into the role of Construction Director. His journey is a true testament to Schiavello’s commitment to providing opportunities for our people.

Alan’s promotion further strengthens our position within the New South Wales market, with now being able to provide our clients with greater executive level coverage on all projects.

Schiavello’s SA construction team recently held a project commencement and collaboration workshop for the Ashford Hospital redevelopment. The project will see upgrades to the existing hospital building and the new construction of a Day Procedure Unit (DPU).

The workshop was an opportunity for our client (ACHA) and project consultants (RPS, Wiltshire Swain, RLB, Lucid Engineering and WGA) to share their vision and knowledge amongst the wider project team and sub-contractors.

Schiavello would like to thank all 60 attendees, including the client, consultant team, trade contractors, and our delivery staff for what was a well-received night.

Schiavello is thrilled to be the delivery partner for iconic fitness and lifestyle brand ‘Barry’s Bootcamp’ as they launch down under.

A regular fitness playground for the likes of David Beckham and Kim K, Barry’s will feature contemporary design, luxe facilities, its infamous red room, and a fuel bar serving bespoke shakes and smoothies.

Our ab-tastic construction team look forward to delivering Australia’s first premium fitness offering.

Barry’s Bootcamp has 42 locations worldwide in 18 cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Milan, Dubai and Toronto, with 65,000 members globally.


Schiavello is proud to partner with RPS, ACHA, Wiltshire Swain, RLB, Lucid Engineering and WGA in the transformation of Adelaide’s Ashford Hospital.

The largest private hospital in Adelaide, and as part of the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA), Ashford Hospital has been providing private healthcare services to the community for over 65 years.

This redevelopment will see upgrades to the existing hospital building and the new construction of a Day Procedure Unit (DPU).

We chat with Steven Kourevelis about his recent appointment as Director of QLD Construction, and his vision for the future of the business in QLD.

Meet Steven Kourevelis

Steven joined Schiavello Construction Queensland in January 2017. Since then he has been a key addition to the team bringing with him a wealth of experience in new build and refurbishments sectors.

In mid-2018, Steven will succeed Dave Allenby as Director and Queensland State Manager. With a strong family history of construction, it seems Steven was always destined to be a key industry influencer in Queensland.

Read Steven’s full interview

Schiavello staff were honoured to attend the intimate opening of the Partnership Hub at The Jamie Larcombe Centre in Glenside, South Australia.

The Minister for Veteran Affairs, Hon Steve Marshall, led the ceremony alongside Jamie Larcombe’s mother, Tricia who performed the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.

Once used as a surgery clinic, Schiavello, Greenway Architects and SA Health partnered to transform the heritage-listed building. It now provides support to Veterans, friends and family needing a place for advice, assistance or to have a discussion.

The Partnership Hub is a pilot project; the first of its kind for the Veteran community. It’s designed to address their need for a complete support network connecting people, information and organisational services.

The new facility will be holding a 7:30 am public service at its Memorial Gardens on ANZAC Day.

After more than two decades of service to Schiavello Construction, Director and QLD State Manager, Dave Allenby has announced his retirement.

Dave has dedicated 25 of his 42 years in the construction industry to Schiavello across multiple jurisdictions.

Dave is succeeded by Steven Kourevelis, who joined Schiavello in January 2017 as Queensland Construction Manager and is delighted to accept the new role.

Read the full announcement.

We learn by doing at Schiavello

Schiavello has been keeping it real undertaking state of the art simulation training at the BLSC (Building Leadership Simulation Centre).

Two members of each construction team have successfully completed a scenario based incident investigation training designed specifically for construction personnel.

During training, our team found themselves in the middle of a potential real-life incident where timber had fallen out of a ten-storey construction site. More

Three Schiavello projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards across two design categories.

We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Woods Bagot, for Dentsu Aegis Network, Perth is nominated for excellent Workplace Design.

We would also like to congratulate our project partners Technē Architecture + Interior Design and Architectus on their design for Brunetti Emporium and Architectus office respectively.

Brunetti Emporium has been nominated for excellent Hospitality Design, and both Dentsu Aegis Network Perth and Architectus have been nominated for excellent Workplace Design. More