Blackwatch Projects Pty Ltd is one of Brisbane’s leading privately owned, mid-tier construction companies.
Blackwatch Projects focuses on innovative and quality mid-sized commercial and residential projects. Our clients include state and local governments, property developers, community organisations and commercial developers.
Blackwatch Projects’ success has been built on its commitment to provide a higher level of customer satisfaction through timely construction of the highest standard. All projects are delivered on time and within budget and we are supported by a large network of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants, enabling us to provide innovative and appropriate solutions to our clients.
Blackwatch Projects limits the number of projects it accepts each year, which enables it to deliver on its promise of quality construction, timely delivery and customer satisfaction. A member of the Senior Management Team is accountable and in direct contact with the client on every project. The majority of Blackwatch Projects’ work is repeat business from a select client base which is a direct result of customer focus and professional delivery. Blackwatch Projects specialises in a number of delivery methods, including design and construct, lump sum and construction management.
Senior Management Team
Darren Lucey, Managing Director
Darren has been involved in Residential, Industrial and commercial construction in QLD, NSW and overseas for over 20 years. He had worked with leading construction firms prior to forming Blackwatch Projects.
With his formal qualifications and industry experience, Darren’s role as Managing Director sees him direct and coordinate the operations of the organisation in QLD through effective methods and strategies and ensuring exceptional client service and satisfaction.
Darren has unparalleled knowledge of all facets of the construction industry, including project and design management, contract management and significant experience in a wide range of construction methodologies and projects with a hands-on approach to every project. Darren’s construction and business management has seen Blackwatch Projects grow into a well-established and well-regarded mid-tier construction company in South East Queensland.
Giving back to the community
At Blackwatch Projects, we are passionate about giving back to the community.
Each year, Blackwatch supports a number of charitable programs that provide support to those in need both in the construction family and in the broader community.
MND and Me
The MND and Me Foundation is a cause very close to the hearts of the Blackwatch team. MND and Me is a not for profit organisation that raises awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its impact on the community. The founder, Scott Sullivan, contracted MND in 2010 and his passion and commitment to building awareness, research and support for MND sufferers inspired everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.
Muscle up for MND In March 2014, Blackwatch Projects rounded up more than 150 employees and friends to participate in the Muscle up for MND fundraiser and World Record Attempt at the Gabba in Brisbane. Together we raised more than $3,000, which MND and Me will use to help in their research, support and awareness efforts.
See an update from the day
Blackwatch Projects is currently working on a more robust sponsorship arrangement with MND and Me and we look forward to publishing full details of this partnership when appropriate.
Mates in Construction
MATES in Construction is a community development organisation aimed at reducing suicide and improving mental health and wellbeing within the Australian Construction industry.
MATES in Construction was established to implement the recommendations of a major report on suicide [the AISRAP Report] within the Queensland Commercial Building and Construction Industry which found that suicide rates in the industry was higher than the Australian average for men, and that youth suicide within the industry could be as much as 2.38 times common than amongst other young Australian men.
At Blackwatch Projects, we believe this critical change program will have a positive long-term impact on the fantastic men and women who work with and for Blackwatch Projects and we salute the efforts of our colleagues at other construction companies, as well as unions, employer organisations like Master Builders, educational and apprentice training organisations, redundancy trusts and the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Welfare, in supporting this important program.
Steve “Tough Love” Lovett
The team at Blackwatch Projects believes that every now and then a sportsperson comes along with the passion, commitment, skill and determination to make it to the very top of their sport. In 2013, we were introduced to Steve “Tough Love” Lovett, a powerful, athletic, determined and skilful Australian boxer, with an almost blinkered focus on becoming the best. The only thing Steve lacked was financial support. We were inspired by Steve’s ability and were inspired to join with four other Brisbane-based property groups to help Steve achieve his goal. Find out more about Steve and his first bout – and first win – since moving to the US to pursue his dream