A NEW alliance is providing building services in Bendigo.
Osborne Consulting Group recently joined forces with Irwinconsult, primarily due to the Bendigo Hospital development.
Irwinconsult Bendigo regional manager Greg Bosaid said it was an opportunity for his company to provide local business consulting and structural services.
“It’s a chance for us to form a connection with well-respected local companies,” he said.
“We’re a large company and we can provide resources through the connection with Osbourne Consulting.
“It’s a personalised service with a small company attention to detail.”
Irwinconsult has worked on major projects including the $1.2 billion Royal Children’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital.
“We started work on the Bendigo Hospital in mid-July,” Mr Bosaid said.
“So we’ve been officially working together since then.
“The intention is to be able to offer building services and design capabilities in the region which is very under-represented.
“On the structure-civil side, Osborne Consulting is well developed.
“We’d been supporting the company with project work and likewise they’re supporting us with projects.
“Essentially it’s a joint effort.”
The two businesses were to celebrate the alliance on Thursday night.
Mr Bosaid said an additional staff member had been hired to work on the hospital development.
“We have employed a structural site engineer who will be relocating to Bendigo,” he said.
“He’s actually from central Victoria originally, so he’s sort of moving back home.
“He will be looking to recruit more people locally as the workload ramps up.
“We see it as a dynamic and expanding market.”
Osborne Consulting Group director Howard Osborne said the alliance would be positive.
“It always us to provide building service in Bendigo that haven’t been here for many years,” he said.
“You had to go to Melbourne to get those services done. We'll provide the complete package.”