Local capability, national impact in Australia’s emerging city.

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SHAPE Newcastle

We’re known as a locally agile and nationally stable company that has been bringing construction excellence to Newcastle for 14 years. By establishing a permanent office in 2022, we’re proud to serve an important role in the Newcastle economy by supporting local businesses and creating opportunities for the Newcastle and the Hunter Region. We’re committed to preserving the heritage and tradition of the city while helping to grow and diversify new industries. As a local company with an understanding of how Newcastle operates, we’re proud to be backed by the resources of a three-decade-old ASX-listed business to ensure the highest standard of delivery.

Regional Manager - Linden Denholm


Linden started his career as a Building Cadet with the SHAPE Victoria team, while completing a Master of Construction Management and Bachelor of Environments. Following his cadetship, Linden held various roles within the Melbourne branch, including Estimating Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Project Engineer and Project Manager. During his career, Linden has developed an open and honest approach to all aspects of construction, with a focus on understanding a client’s key drivers and how to best exceed them. His experience delivering multi-million-dollar projects, commitment to sustainability and passion for building a constructive workplace makes him the ideal candidate to head up SHAPE Newcastle and shape the city he loves.


A Novocastrian, Linden grew up five minutes from the beach and loved every minute of it – despite the fact he still can’t surf. While living in Melbourne, he fell in love with AFL and is now a die-hard Geelong fan.


Meet the team Newcastle

James Fitzgerald

General Manager - NSW


James has almost 20 years of project and contract management experience in construction, fitout and refurbishment in Sydney. Since joining SHAPE in 2011, he has progressed through the roles of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director, Commercial Manager and Senior Commercial Manager in NSW. His broad experience in managing complex and challenging projects, coupled with his fantastic focus on strengthening client relationships, makes him a strong leader for the NSW team.

James loves nothing more than spending an afternoon with his family on the hill at North Sydney Oval, watching his beloved Northern Suburbs Rugby Club.

David Reid

Operations Manager


David began his career as a carpenter over 25 years ago and has been a valued SHAPE team member for 9 of them. As the Operations Manager for NSW, David is responsible for monitoring and improving performance across all SHAPE projects. The role involves ensuring the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders, with a strong focus on coaching and mentoring of project and site teams. He oversees all aspects of project delivery, including OHS compliance, SHAPE systems, client services, time and quality requirements and maintaining a regular site presence for monitoring and reviewing purposes.

David loves fishing, summer, time spent on the boat and remote travel around Australia with his family. He loves team sport, especially league and union. David follows the Sharks, but his favourite team is his Oztag team – a bunch of old mates and their sons who play each week, all year round.

Newcastle 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 have significant experience in delivering complex Defence work and understand the unique and strict requirements that come with sensitive and confidential aspects of these projects. To ensure seamless delivery, all personnel are security cleared prior to project start and our National Defence Manager directly oversees all builds. We have completed $10m worth of works within the local Defence sector for clients including Williamtown RAAF, Boeing, and repeat client, the Department of Defence. Our local team is currently invested in the Special Aviation Precinct on the Williamtown RAAF base.

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