AN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Bellwether is a project partner responsive to client needs and industry requirements across all stages of a project. MORE

Bellwether is owned and managed by two highly experienced project delivery professionals in Stephen Ladds and Ben Sawtell. Our team of professionals provide project delivery expertise across the project life cycle from project concept through to commissioning and operations.

Established in 2011, the founders of the company saw a growing need in the infrastructure planning and delivery market. That need was for experienced, construction-biased people to be involved earlier in the project lifecycle; to apply their design and construction planning, management and value engineering skills to review infrastructure designs, delivery mechanics and overall value for money.

Transferring these key construction management skills into project management to ensure clear and concise communication, scope definition and accountability.
It is these core skills that drive our business to this day.

Our vision is to be a leader in project delivery across the Asia-Pacific. This means that across the team we can participate in and add value to any stage of the project lifecycle. We strive to integrate the three divisions of our business to provide an end to end, value for money solution.

In the early days, our team provided support to major contractors in both their pre-contract offices, as well as in the field. Supporting major contractors remains a key part of our business, however our offering has evolved to enable us to service a multitude of clients across the full spectrum of the project delivery lifecycle.

In 2013, we were awarded our first design and construction job as the principle contractor. The successful development of the design and well planned construction delivery has enabled us to progress the construction arm of Bellwether and since then we have maintained a constant flow of construction projects – typically small design and construct infrastructure projects that we can add value to over the whole of life of the project.

Today our team works with owners (both private and public), consultants and contractors on advancing infrastructure projects across Australia and NZ. We are involved in providing consulting advice (including cost estimating and constructability) on projects at concept phase through to delivering significant infrastructure projects as principle contractor. The support division of our company provides a pool of exceptional people that are utilised across our business and are shared with others.

We look forward to ongoing growth and are excited about being involved in such flagship projects as Sydney Metro, The Western Distributor and Cross River Rail.