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Root Partnerships welcomes Martin Fenn

Root Partnerships welcomes Martin Fenn to the team as a Project Director in the Sydney office. Root Partnerships’ Managing Director Peter Root says, “Martin joins us with a wealth of experience in the school sector, and prior to that housing, with a particular focus on Design for Manufacture and…

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Root Partnerships welcomes Matthew Curnow to the team

Root Partnerships welcomes Matthew Curnow to the team as a Director in the Sydney office leading the NSW Health, Tertiary and School Education sectors. Root Partnerships’ Managing Director Peter Root says: “We are delighted to have Matthew on board. With his significant record leading the delivery of several major…

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Combustible cladding compliance – what’s on the outside is just as important as the inside

The issue of cladding combustibility was already well-known within the property industry in Australia following a fire at Melbourne Docklands’ Lacrosse Apartment in 2014,  however, it was the tragic loss of life and heart-breaking images from the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that saw the issue embedded in…

Root Partnerships talks to Melinda O’Brien about innovation in the tertiary education sector

Root Partnerships has long partnered with the tertiary education sector, during which time the industry has grown rapidly with new developments and refurbishments required to keep pace with changing student learning and teaching needs. While the industry is facing challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for Melinda O’Brien, Root…

Root Partnerships’ NSW Education Lead David Wiles on working under lockdown

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown there’s no slowing down for Associate Director David Wiles, Root Partnerships’ NSW education sector lead. Schools may have been partially closed across the state to adhere to social distancing requirements, and the recent holidays extended, but construction work has continued on site throughout the period,…

Root Partnerships promotes Eleanor Duffy to Associate Director

Root Partnerships would like to congratulate Eleanor Duffy on her recent promotion to Associate Director in the Melbourne office. Eleanor has been leading the Masterplan Delivery Program for one of our valued long-time private school clients, and will be further expanding Root Partnerships’ work in the…

Root Partnerships promotes David Breen to Associate Director

Root Partnerships would like to congratulate David Breen on his recent promotion to Associate Director in the Sydney office. With a background in construction and project management, David has worked across the full development lifecycle on projects which are often politically sensitive with significant stakeholder and operational complexity. Currently…

Root Partnerships Welcomes Vanessa Weedon to the team

Root Partnerships is pleased to welcome Vanessa Weedon to the team as an Associate Director working across a number of project portfolios in NSW including Civic & Community, Justice and Western Sydney. Vanessa is no stranger to Root Partnerships, having worked alongside Peter Root for four years, as his…

Delivering Affordable Housing for the Community

As a key driver of our high house prices, the housing shortfall in NSW is well documented. But what’s less well publicised is the profound shortfall in accommodation for vulnerable members of our community. The University of NSW City Futures Research Centre estimates the number of affordable dwellings required…