Gold Coast

From surf to site - the team with local knowledge & national impact.

Uncle Su Restaurant, The Star Gold Coast

TAFE QLD, Robina Campus Fitout

What's important to

SHAPE Gold Coast

We’ve provided high-quality construction services to the Gold Coast, Northern NSW, and regional areas for more than 14 years. As a local builder, we’re known for our impeccable client service, strong relationships with local suppliers and subcontractors, and contribution to the community through our CSR initiatives. Our team has diverse expertise in the Hotels & Hospitality sector, as well as Education, Commercial, and Defence. We are adaptable to the changing needs of our clients and draw on the collective knowledge and experience of the national SHAPE team.

Regional Manager - Paul Barnett


Paul started in 2008 as a SHAPE Building Cadet and has worked through nearly every production role. After completing two short stints outside of SHAPE to gain experience with new builds and developments, he returned to the SHAPE Queensland team with a wealth of knowledge after delivering large and small projects in nearly every sector. Passionate about the Gold Coast and regional Queensland, Paul aims to continue growing a team focused on client satisfaction, quality, integrity, and having fun.


Paul is a proud husband and father of three who enjoys the simple things in life: live music, the outdoors (particularly the beach), BBQs, cold beers, good friends, and an interesting book or podcast.


Meet the team Gold Coast


David Wood

General Manager - QLD


David began his career in the construction industry in 2002 as a carpenter and since then has gained experience in all aspects of building, including managing teams of up to 50+ people and overseeing up to 200+ contractors. David has worked on award-winning projects ranging from $500,000 to $200 million in both commercial and high-end residential sectors. Throughout his career, he has gained experience in a variety of sectors including casinos, hotels, hospitality, health, education, corporate offices, and government.

As an avid gym-goer, David begins most days with a workout. He loves water sports, such as surfing and jet skiing, and in 2012, was stung by an Irukandji jellyfish while on vacation with his family.



Laura Edwards

Client Development Manager

Prior to commencing with SHAPE, Laura was employed by WIDAC (Women in Design and Construction) as the Client Relationship Manager, where she created, maintained, and nurtured relationships between the company and external clients. Prior to this, she worked for Virgin Australia in Recruitment/HR and Business Development. Since starting at SHAPE Laura has worked in a Business Support role to assist the Queensland Team in the day-to-day operations as well as support the Leadership team in delivering business strategies and goals.

Laura’s greatest achievement to date is being the proud mother to 4 children. She enjoys keeping active through running and strength training as well as spending time with family and friends. In a previous life Laura was a long haul flight attendant where she developed a keen passion for travel, Laura admits that her favourite destination of all time is holidaying at Burleigh beach with her children.


Mathew Kemp

Commercial Manager


Mathew is an experienced construction professional who has held senior management roles in well-recognised construction companies since 2004. He brings more than 30 years of diverse industry experience across the private and public sectors, including health, aged care, commercial, residential, education, emergency services, and community centres. Mathew also has extensive Design and Construction experience, from engaging consultants to running the design phase, construction through to completion, and client handover. His client focused approach has earnt him a long list of repeat clients.

Mathew is a happily married father of three, who likes to stay healthy by hitting the gym and surfing at least three times a week. He loves traveling to surf destinations – and on one surf trip, him and his buddies got stuck in the Solomon Islands due to a cyclone.


Leah Collins

Senior Estimator

Leah joined SHAPE’s Sydney office as a Project Coordinator in 2014. She then moved over to the Estimating team and rose quickly to become Senior Estimator. When Leah and her family relocated to Queensland, she joined the SHAPE Brisbane team and is now based in the Gold Coast office. Leah brings a wealth of construction industry experience and has tendered for projects ranging from minor works to $100m. She also has experience working in Civil Engineering and Mining and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma of Property.

Leah is a proud mum of two little boys. She now resides on the Gold Coast with her family, and you’ll usually find them at North Burleigh or Currumbin Sanctuary.


Gold Coast Projects


We’ve been a leading Australian fitout and refurbishment provider for more than 30 years. Whether it is delivering a high-end office fitout or a boutique hotel we have the experience and specific know-how to manage our clients’ unique expectations. Through the high-quality projects we’ve delivered Australia-wide we have become known for our effective approach to delivering projects – never compromising on safety, relentless attention to detail and quality, industry-leading customer service, and staying ‘invisible’ in operational environments.



We built our business on Australia-wide office fitouts and refurbishments, and it’s still a large part of what we do today. With much of our lives spent at work, we know how important it is to create environments that inspire and improve the experience of every employee. 

The way we work is constantly evolving, and so too is the workplace itself. Having a trusted partner with vast experience in the sector gives our clients the peace of mind that their spaces are looked after throughout their lease. From building company headquarters and agile offices, to minor alterations, or base building upgrades, our many repeat clients are a testament to our reputation of delivering exceptional working spaces.

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