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Senior Project Manager

Colin Taylor

Bachelor of Engineering Surveying, Registered Builder

Colin Taylor is an accomplished property manager, registered builder and experienced construction consultant with an impressive career spanning 40 years and a reputation for successfully managing problem projects to completion.

Colin’s methodical and thorough approach to design and construction issues allows him to prepare and implement comprehensive and detailed strategies to achieve results. He did this most recently on the Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat) expansion project, where he worked closely with the builder and other project consultants to ensure design compliance with the project specifications, particularly services. He is now coordinating the facilities management component of this significant public-private partnership.

Colin was instrumental in the completion of Perth’s Raine Square multi-use CBD development, which comprised 44,000m2 of office space, 13,000m2 of retail space and a 570-seat food court. As project manager and works supervisor, Colin took on a variety of complex tasks, including reviewing the construction programme, overseeing and negotiating extensions of time, managing defects and coordinating retail tenancy fit-out.

Colin also helped to deliver on-time and on-budget the completion of Jade Apartments in Townsville, a 97-unit residential development in receivership. His experience as a builder and project manager helped to turn around this failing project, successfully delivering a first-class development. Southport Central, a 32-storey mixed-use development on the Gold Coast also benefited from Colin’s experience in managing large projects. In this case, Colin’s attention to building code requirements and local authority compliance issues were critical to the successful completion of the large, triple-tower project.

Before joining Gowdie Management Group, Colin was Queensland manager for AW Edwards Pty Ltd and a consultant for various other companies, specialising in design management, programming, site finalisation, expert witness testimony, document discovery, feasibility studies, due diligence reporting, claim preparation and submission, method statements, business development and mentoring.

Projects Worked On

Raine Square

Advisory, Commercial Office, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Retail

Raine Square is the most prominent and prestigious addition to the Perth CBD skyline, comprising 57,000m² of leasable area over 21 levels of office and retail space. The extensive redevelopment  …

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Southport Central

Commercial Office, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential, Retail

Southport Central is an 18,000m2 multi-purpose development on Queensland’s Gold Coast comprising three towers with integrated residential, shopping and commercial precincts.

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Hopkins Correctional Centre Expansion Project

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Facilities Management

The Victorian Government began a major refurbishment and expansion of Ararat Prison in 2010 under a public private partnership. Known as the Hopkins Correctional Expansion Project, after the prison…

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Moranbah South Village

Civil Infrastructure, Mining Services

Moranbah South Village was designed to provide mine workers with accommodation in a ‘village’ format which included a communal dining area, commercial kitchen and bar, various recreatio…

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Jade Apartments

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Ernst & Young commissioned Gowdie Management Group to manage the completion of the Jade Apartments complex after it was placed into receivership.
Located in the prestigious beachside sub…

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Howard Avenue

Commercial Office, High Rise Residential, Retail

Receivers Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to provide several services to complete a multi-use building at 23 Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
The building comprises 20 residential u…

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Piazza Holiday Inn

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Retail

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to carry out project management services for works at the Piazza Holiday Inn, Surfers Paradise after it was placed into receivership in January 200…

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Emerald Hill Estate

Civil Infrastructure, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to project manage infrastructure rectification works at Emerald Hill Estate in Brassall after it was placed into receivership.
The estate co…

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