Aug 10

McNab is cementing its mark on the Sunshine Coast, celebrating its win for the construction of Shine Birtinya Retirement Village at the Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards last night.

The $44 million vertical retirement village — constructed on behalf of Stockland and in partnership with PDT Architects and Motus Consulting — was awarded the best Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Home in the Sunshine Coast region.

McNab Managing Director and CEO Michael McNab said this award was testament to the quality of work the Sunshine Coast team and its subcontractors have consistently delivered since the office opened its doors in 2017.

“We are delighted to secure this win on the Sunshine Coast and thank Stockland for giving us the opportunity to deliver this impressive project on their behalf,” said Mr McNab.

“We worked in close partnership with the client to ensure we could deliver the village in three stages allowing residents in the first tower to move in four months early, while the remaining tower and pool area were completed.

“This type of sequenced approach was done to ensure Stockland’s sales strategy was streamlined for the new development with two display apartments ready for customers to walk through before the entire construction was complete.”

The retirement village is an eight-storey, 140-unit luxury complex with one, two and three bedroom apartments designed to meet the needs of retirees and build a sense of community. The village includes an outdoor pool, dining areas, landscaped garden and a two-storey club house including a kitchen, coffee lounge, library, billiards room and gym.

To achieve 4 Star Green Star design review rating, the building incorporated a number of sustainable elements, including rainwater harvesting, appropriate sanitary fixtures selection, ventilation and cooling design and the use of natural or recycled products.

Following the success and completion of Shine Birtinya Retirement Village, McNab has maintained the relationship with Stockland and has since been awarded a few more projects in South East Queensland.

Pauline Barton, Regional Manager Development, Builtform Communities at Stockland said Shine Birtinya Retirement Village was a particularly exciting project given it was the company’s first greenfield vertical retirement village in Queensland.

“The McNab team should be commended on winning this award for the construction of Stockland’s Shine Birtinya Retirement Village, and the end product truly speaks for itself in regards to the high quality of finish. The residents are thriving in the new over 55s community with low maintenance, resort-style living right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast,” said Ms Barton.

“The delivery of a sequenced handover is always more challenging but our teams collaborated closely to ensure a smooth transition and the first resident move ins were seamless. It’s been over a year since completion and the residents couldn’t be happier with the result.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with McNab across other projects such as Stockland’s The Terraces at Bokarina Beach and look forward to seeing the project develop and deliver another award-winning community to our customers.”

The annual Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards recognise members at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry.

McNab employs over 50 people at its Maroochydore office and is currently working on eight other projects across the Sunshine Coast including recently commencing construction of Stockland’s The Terraces at Bokarina Beach and Cube Development’s Beach Life Alex.

Media contact: Maya Gurry – Fresh PR & Marketing P: 0410 109 102 E:

McNab is a privately-owned design and construction company which specialises in projects valued between $1m to $80m. Starting in Toowoomba in 1996, McNab expanded to include offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and most recently the Sunshine Coast in 2017. Since then, the Maroochydore office has grown to employ over 50 team members, and are currently constructing eight education, aged care, residential, health and retirement projects in the region.



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