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MBA Awards |

The Master Builders ACT has awarded Manteena a Judge’s Commendation in the category: Commercial Building under $5m for “The Link” Ginninderry project.

Joining Simon Agnello, Manteena Operations Manager, Commercial, to accept the award on Friday evening was our awesome clients from Riverview and Ginninderry plus the design team from CCJ.

Ginninderry’s multi-purpose community centre, “The Link”, officially delivered to the Riverview Group |

“The Link” building was officially opened at a VIP event, with guests gathering to hear presentations from Riverview Developments Managing Director, David Maxwell; Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay; Land Development Agency Greenfields Executive Director, Tom Gordon; and Strathnairn Arts Association Director, Peter Haynes.

The multi-purpose centre now provides space for sales and display for the Ginninderry development, community hall space, training/class room, administration/office space, multi-purpose catering space and large gathering area. In addition to this a portion of the building space will also be occupied by Strathnairn as a display area for artwork.

“The opening of The Link represents an important milestone achievement in what is anticipated to be a 30-year project, but also the first tangible example of what future residents can expect from the team’s commitment to encouraging sustainable living”. – Ginninderry Project Team

Built by Manteena, the community centre features a mix of recycled timber products, Colorbond and fiberglass cladding, recycled bricks and corten metal cladding. It is a credit to the site team and all sub-contractors who worked together to deliver the works by the official launch date; as the program was severely impacted by wet weather encountered during the early stages of the project (earthworks, in-ground services and ground slab). Other highlights include: value management initiatives, which saved the client thousands of dollars; and environmental management, which saw the relining of a leaking dam next to site and the relocation of frogs, tadpoles, turtles and yabbies into a new ecosystem on a adjacent property.