CPB Contractors, the Australian subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has secured four projects worth A$107m ($76.5m) in India and Australia.

Leighton Asia, part of CPB Contractors, has secured two building contracts in India. The first is the Hindu Heritage Experience Centre, which will be located in Mangarh in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Being developed by JKP Foundation, the project involves the construction of a lotus flower-shaped building, a Namaste structure along with retail, food and beverage precinct. Work on the structure will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

The second project in the country is the Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School to be located in the city of Mumbai, India.

Being developed by the Jamnaben Hirach and Ambani Foundation, part of the Reliance Industries Limited Group, the high-profile project includes the construction of an extension to the existing Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

The extension includes three basement levels, ground and seven floors along with a terrace. Work on the project has begun and is scheduled for the completion next year.

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CPB Contractors managing director Diego Zumaquero said: “CPB Contractors’ client focus delivers high-quality assets of lasting value. Our team’s strength is the unique combination of local knowledge and international experience that comes from our people and corporate culture.

“We will apply these capabilities to safely deliver each of these projects.”

In Australia, CPB Contractors and its subsidiary Broad Construction were selected for the construction of two projects, including the Aspley State High School in Brisbane and Calder Park Signalling in Victoria.

Aspley State High School is the first project was awarded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Education to CPB Contractors’ subsidiary Broad Construction.

To be located in Brisbane, the project will include the construction of a music and visual arts centre and a multi-purpose sports hall. Construction had already begun and is expected to be completed early next year.

The second project, the Calder Park Signalling, was awarded to CPB Contractors by Victorian Government’s Rail Projects Victoria.

It is part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance, offering additional works for the Sunbury Line Upgrade in Melbourne. The design and construction will offer signalling upgrades at Calder Park and is part of a broader programme of work, which will be completed in 2023.

CIMIC Group CEO Juan Santamaria said: “We look forward to contributing our major project experience to these projects. We value the opportunity to work with our clients to efficiently deliver these projects, which will provide significant socio-economic benefits for their communities.”


Artistic rendering of the Hindu Heritage Experience Centre in India. (Credit: CIMIC Group Limited.)