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Alchemy Construct

Key Information

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Head Office 15-17 Racecourse Road, North Melbourne
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Size 55

Sectors / Specialisations

aged care
commercial
Community
early education & childcare
education
health
Laboratories
Medical & Science
sports & leisure
Tertiary Education
What We Stand For
Our mission is to be the most trusted builder in our market, by delivering high-level customer service and excellence in construction projects.

We build with transparency and integrity to produce projects of great quality. Our central value of inclusivity filters throughout the business, and our experience of every facet of the construction industry spans decades.
We are a high energy company and anyone joining us does so at a very exciting time. We strive to be exceptional in our building, project management and customer service. We exist to create unique places and innovative spaces. We are original, accountable and responsive. We regularly remind ourselves that we must always be aware of our moral responsibility and use our skills in philanthropic ways, and as a business we strive to leave a positive legacy.


Jamie Nicolson MD: ‘ To be exceptional in our project delivery, to exceed our clients expectations and to always approach our projects with a positive and passionate attitude.’ Culture is everything to our business. We strive to create an environment where nobody wakes up and dreads going to work. We believe high performance happens in an environment where you feel valued, appreciated, where the structure helps support you and fosters confidence. We strive to create an inclusive and equal work environment where every staff member is part of our Alchemy family.
Why Work For Us?
We believe we stand out in our sector when it comes to our culture and the environment we have fostered throughout our business. We have brought together expertise from every corner of the globe and vast experience to offer staff huge learning and development and the chance to excel within this business. We are working on some of Melbourne’s most exciting building projects across a huge variety of sectors. We believe Alchemy truly represents modern Australia through our diverse cultural mix and our desire to strive for equality in every way – we treat each other with huge respect and care. We are very careful about the energy within our company and think carefully about the people we hire to ensure they are a good fit for our team – that they have passion and positivity at their core.



We have worked in every sector of the building industry. We strive to bring our Tier 1 experience and the Tier 1 level of sophistication to every project we do. We have innovative systems and processes which help to nurture new talent and provide huge opportunities for career growth. We have experts and mentors within the business with decades of experience always able and very willing to help nurture the new generation of construction professionals. We believe that character is priceless and the character you bring to an organisation is a fundamental component of success within that business.



We focus on building very positive relationships on our projects with our clients and the rest of the project team – on building project teams that work well and cohesively together. We strive to ensure that everyone on the project delivery team feels pride at the end of a project through the transparent way we communicate and the integrity with which we build to produce quality projects and outcomes.

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Recent Projects

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Point Cook Community Learning Centre
Alchemy Construct undertook the redevelopment of the Point Cook Community Learning Centre which sought to improve existing Council operations and provide space for expansion to meet demands on existing services delivered to the local community. The upgrade delivered more space for learning activities, new meeting and study rooms with effective separation of ‘noisy’ and ‘quiet’ activity zones. The Library expansion included a new silent study space, group study rooms and a large activity zone, as supported by the Victorian Government’s “Living Libraries Infrastructure Program”. Fresh landscaping also created spaces that connect to the nearby wetlands and provided a modern and calming sense of arrival for the Point Cook community. Architect: Croxon Ramsay
Point Cook, VIC
May 2017 – September 2017
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Royal Melbourne Hospital Stroke Unit
Alchemy took on this incredible project which entailed a fit-out of the level 8 shell of the 1B building at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Delivering 31 dedicated stroke unit beds with 10 of those being high dependency beds (HDU). The new unit will provide world class care for stroke patients as well as patients with other neurological conditions. Working in a sensitive hospital environment required detailed staged works to address secure and isolated construction at all times. Alchemy Construct ensured ongoing emergency pedestrian pathways were maintained at all times, alongside appropriate service isolations and other safety provisions crucial to the 24/7 hospital environment. Architect: Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects
Parkville, VIC
July 2018 – January 2019
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Clubhouse Facility, Lifestyles Deanside
Located just 30 minutes North West of Melbourne, Alchemy are currently building the Clubhouse Facility for Lifestyles Plumpton. This incredible project provides resort style living for residents, offering a fantastic lifestyle. With 24/7 access to the highest quality, 5-star resort luxury facilities, the new clubhouse features resort amenities for the homeowners. These include indoor and outdoor pools, spas and steam room, a movie cinema, lounge, gym, games and activities rooms, and extensive outdoor facilities and courts. Alchemy Construct have been engaged on a D&C basis, providing great opportunities for client value management and the resolution of specific detailing. Designed by DKO Architecture the concept is inspired by a colour palette and textures extracted from Australian natural landscape, providing a raw, earthy appeal. Architect: DKO Architecture
Plumpton, VIC
August 2018 – September 2019
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Diversity
We are a very culturally diverse business, our team come from all around the world and have construction experiences in many different countries which is of huge benefit to us all. What makes Alchemy special is this cultural mix and the inclusivity which is central to our business. We are continually striving to improve gender balance in our sector and we are always striving to be well above the national % averages on gender equality. We have a huge variety of ages and great experience within the business from our young cadets to some of our Site Managers with 30-40 years experience in industry. We are strong supporters of the LGBTQ Community and we strive to create a workforce that bucks normal trends and shows real cross representation across society.
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Sustainability
We are proud members of the GBCA – The Green Building Council of Australia. Alchemy’s commitment to environmental responsible contracting is at the forefront of everything we do. We’re accredited to ISO 14001:2015, and make every effort to maintain the delicate balance between responsible development and building works while preserving the environment. We’re proud to play our part in achieving strict Environmental Management systems on our sites; we have specific real targets, and track these “deliverables” to ensure the best environmental outcomes on every project. Given our vast work in the government space our environmental and sustainable credentials must be second to none.
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Innovation
We are using the most modern technologies to help us build in the most sophisticated way we can. We strive to be at the forefront of all the changing technological innovations within our sector and implement those that we know will help deliver projects in a successful, innovative way. We always encourage our staff to think outside the box and come up with solutions for constructing buildings cleverly. We were recently nominated for a Property Council Innovation Award for moving from a traditional build method to exploring modern technologies and alternative products to ensure programme and budgets were achieved on a recent school job.
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Culture
We pride ourselves on our culture. It is one of the most commented on parts of our business. Our recent staff survey showed that our team feel valued and respected and part of a family environment. Every decision we make and every plan for the future has strong and healthy culture at the absolute core. We believe this has been a huge part of our success to date as a business and it’s something we never compromise on.
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Jamie Nicholson

Co-Founder, Managing Director
Founder and Director of Alchemy Construct, Jamie has transformed his business dreams that began from the comfort of his home to an award winning, innovative Construction Company delivering a high-level service.
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Sarah-Anne Nicholson

Co-Founder, Director Brand & Marketing
Sarah is the Director of Brand and Marketing and co-founder of Alchemy Construct alongside her husband, Jamie Nicolson. Passionate about brand management and company identity, Sarah has a unique ability to quickly build rapport with existing and potential clients and plays a key role in creating strong working relationships. As well as working with the team at Alchemy, Sarah has her own creative business, Studio Dedikit, which focuses on her passion for photography, styling and brand presence.
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Daniel Morgan

General Manager
With a 20-year career in the construction industry, most recently as a Senior Commercial Manager, Daniel brings a wealth of experience and a proven ability to deliver.
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Braham Pitt

Construction Manager
Braham has 30 years experience in construction, starting his career in the mining sector constructing mineral sands mines throughout Australia, then moving into the D&C field in the chemical, food, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. With such a solid foundation, Braham then upsized into the commercial and retail arena working with Tier2 builders, gaining further experience across the full breadth of industry sectors, working on several projects up to $100M.
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Brendon Robinson

Project Director
Brendon is a Project Director with 30 years experience in the construction industry, commencing his career in Building & Development at the University of Melbourne then Monash University, where he was responsible for managing major new buildings and refurbishments in the tertiary institution space.

Values

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Inclusivity
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Transparency
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Integrity
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Quality

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