Pitching in to Build New Office for Youngcare

Pitching in to Build New Office for Youngcare - AE Smith

AE Smith Construction in Brisbane has rallied together sub-contractors and suppliers to help deliver a special pro bono project for Youngcare in Queensland

11 Jan 2010

AE Smith team in Youngcare office

Youngcare is a Brisbane based charitable organisation that provides housing support for young people requiring 24 hour full time care and support. Their fundraising helps create specially designed residences and support services tailored to the needs of young people and their carers living with a disability. They are also helping drive change and provide choice for young people with high care needs living in aged care.

When industry colleague, Hutchinson Builders approached Brisbane AE Smith Construction with the project to build Youngcare an administration office – they were only too pleased to assist.

“We felt the work Youngcare do is so valuable in the community and wanted to lend our support by helping keep the costs of the project to a minimum,” says AE Smith Project Manager, Michael O’Farrell who led the AE Smith team.

Around $80,000 of HVAC services were designed, engineered and installed into Youngcare’s new two level office space on a pro bono basis.

“Our network of various electrical, refrigeration and other sub contractors were also very supportive and were quick to help us with this worthy project as well,” adds Michael.

Youngcare run a variety of fundraising events and activities to support more dignified lifestyles for young people with 24/7 care needs.

A concert with some of Australia’s finest performers is being held in March – visit
www.youngcare.com.au for more details.

Youngcare building

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