About IrelandBrown

Since our establishment in 2004, Ireland Brown Construction (IBC) has grown into one of Melbourne’s leading large-scale, construction companies, working on projects across a variety of sectors.

Our Milestones


Ned Ireland and Nigel Brown start IBC

IBC moves into an office in Hawthorn with a total of 5 employees, including the directors. The first project was the renovation of a bathroom, and IBC completes 6 projects by 2005.


IBC Grows to $1.4M in annual turnover

A massive growth year for IBC, with 27 projects under construction. IBC relocates to a Richmond office and grows to 15 employees.


Consolidation year for IBC

Multiple contract awards won through institutional clients, most notably Health and Correctional areas.  IBC is nominated for our first MBAV award for a major project in the Women’s Prison – DPFC.



IBC become MBAV award winners

IBC takes home the MBAV Award Winner – Commercial Construction $5-$10 Mill category. We have 26 projects under construction.

Our Milestones


IBC Obtains Accreditation

IBC obtains accreditation for OH&S, Environmental and QA. We win our first major police station in Ararat, and have around 25 school projects under construction.

2011 - 2014

Annual turnover reaches $100M

IBC commences work on the Port Phillip Prison which last for 3 years and consists of $45M in construction works. We deliver the award winning $25M Surf Coast Secondary Collage under a Time of the Essence Contract. IBC moves into our state of the office in Camberwell, and reach $100 million annual turnover for the first time.



IB Projects is formed

IBC is awarded our 200th project, Loyola College Performing Arts Centre. We deliver the $90 million Kareenga prison. John Moran joins the company as general manager, and IBC forms IB Projects.


IBC continues to grow

Our total projects reach $1 billion. We continue to grow and evolve in the construction industry across various sectors.



2015 Excellence in Construction Awards Master Builders Association

Special Commendation Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $20M – $30M Surf Coast Secondary College, Torquay


2009 Excellence in Construction Awards Master Builders Association

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $5M – $10M 13 Level Refurbishment, Department of Infrastructure, Melbourne