Our Story 1

Our Story

The Legacy


Jim Harriden

James Harriden

Matthew Harriden exudes a quiet energy and joyousness when he gets talking about the construction industry. That’s no surprise, since it’s been in his life from the day he was born. Matt, following in his father’s footsteps was an apprentice carpenter for his Dad ‘James’ whose building company "T.H O’Connor Building” proudly and successfully undertook a wide range of building projects all over Australia, French Polynesia and Switzerland . His father’s achievements span over five decades, earning Matt a perspective at a young age on the building industry from the ground up.


In keeping with the forward thinking vision and long standing building traditions, Matt is now committed to building his own legacy with the aquatic expertise of Michael and the team at Beau Corp Aquatics and Construction.




"In the 60’s, my father built the Brisbane Travelodge, which enjoyed sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge. In the 70’s it was the stunning Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel, whose magnificent pool still sparkles today; as well as the construction of the Belconnen Mall; now known as ‘Westfield’s shopping centre’.1981 saw the commencement of the west wing of New Parliament House with a floor area of 62 000m2. The 90’s, it was house & unit developments, also building & refurbishing motels & pools all throughout regional NSW & QLD. 2001 took him to Switzerland to build a Chalet in the Swiss Alps for a private client. Now in the 2000’s, we find ourselves still building on the foreshores of the Brisbane River, having recently completed a five million dollar project in Hamilton delivering 12 luxurious townhouses, including their gorgeous swimming pools”.


We have a proven ability to deliver quality, innovative design and construction services 50 years on from our beginnings. Beau Corp Aquatics & Construction are inspired and focused on continuing the legacy started by my father; that’s our legacy”

ACT Totalizator Agency 1

ACT Totalizator Agency Board HQ, Canberra, ACT, 1970's

Board HQ, Canberra 1

ACT Totalizator Agency Board HQ, Canberra, ACT, 1970's

Belconnen Mall 1

Belconnen Mall, Canberra, 1970's

Canberra, 1970's 1

Belconnen Mall, Canberra, 1970's

Tahiti Beachcomber hotel

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel,
French Polynesia, 1970's

Brisbane Travelodge 1

Brisbane Travelodge, Brisbane,
Qld, 1960's

Canberra City Travelodge 1

Canberra City Travelodge,
Canberra, ACT, 1960's

Rushcutter Travelodge 1

Rushcutter Travelodge,
Rushcutters Bay, NSW, 1960's

Swiss Alps

Swiss Chalet, Swiss Alps, 1990's

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel,
still sparkles in the 2000's

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel,
French Polynesia, 1970's

French Polynesia 1

Tahiti Beachcomber Hotel,
French Polynesia, 1970's

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