Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders and The University of Queensland have broken new ground together last week in a landmark new partnership with the world-renowned university.
The sod-turn event marks the commencement on site where Tomkins will be refurbishing and extending the Gatton campus’ JK Murray Library.

Director Mike Tomkins said this new partnership was reflective of Tomkins ambitions to do more work with institutional clients such as The University of Queensland.

“Tomkins has a long, successful and award-winning history in doing work for institutional clients such as the Australian Catholic University and Brisbane Airport Corporation,” said Mr Tomkins.

“We build with relationships here at Tomkins, so we are excited to start what we hope will be a long one with The University of Queensland.”

The existing library is a two storey concrete, brick and steel development constructed in 1973.

The proposed refurbishment and extension will revitalise existing facilities and provide additional space, including a new 24/7 student study centre.

Construction on the JK Murray Library has started and is due to be complete mid-2017.

Tomkins is a diversified company with projects all across the commercial, industrial, retail, health, education and residential sectors.

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L-R: Professor Alan Rix (Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Queensland), Mike Tomkins, and Robert Gerrity (University Librarian, University of Queensland)