Abigroup formally opens new Head Office
12 April 2011
The NSW Government’s Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian formally opened Abigroup’s new Head Office on Sydney’s North Shore last week as the company prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The new office is located on four floors of the iconic Zenith buildings in Chatswood which offer spectacular views of Sydney and the surrounding area.
Abigroup’s Managing Director David Jurd said, “Relocating our Head Office to a major transport hub positions our business for the future and we have taken the opportunity to upgrade our space.
“It’s fitting that the formal opening of our new prestigious offices should coincide with our 50th anniversary because it reflects how far we’ve come from a small Sydney based earthmoving company to a top tier contractor with a 3000 strong workforce and a $2.5 billion turnover.”
The office fitout was carried out by Abigroup’s NSW Building team and was completed to the highest standards with quality finishes and a showcase main reception area. The Zenith deal includes naming rights to Tower B.
The office boasts a variety of environmental features including energy efficient lighting and services and a 4 star Green Star office interiors V1.1 as-built rating has been applied for from the Green Building Council of Australia.
Gennaro "Jim" Abignano, Abigroup MD David Jurd & NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian cut the ribbon to officially open Abigroup's new Head Office
The anniversary of the foundation of Abigroup is on 13 April. It was on that day back in 1961 that Italian emigrant Gennaro “Jim” Abignano first registered his small Sydney earthmoving business as G.Abignano Ltd.
Fifty years on and several name changes later, the company that Jim created is one of Australia’s leading and most diverse contractors with expert teams delivering works in areas including roads, buildings, rail, mining services, water, tunnels, bridges, telecommunications and energy.
A high quality book about the company’s history has been produced and the first copy was presented to Gennaro by David Jurd during the Head Office opening ceremony.