Coles Beeliar Village, WA

Duration: January 2013 to November 2013

Value: $16 million

Contract type: AS 4902 (Special Conditions)

Summary: Built Environs constructed a new shopping village in suburban Perth for the Coles Property Group.

The project included the construction of 4,200-m2 Coles supermarket, a 250-m2 Liquorland, approximately 500-m2 of speciality shops, and forward works for a tavern, petrol station and McDonald’s restaurant, as well as car parking, service amenities and landscaping.

The Built Environs project team overcame numerous challenges on this project.

Undertaking civil works on a live roadway meant that full-time traffic management and supervision has been required throughout construction.

With building occurring next to a primary school, public safety was a significant concern for the project team.

As well as containing asbestos, which was swiftly and safely removed, the majority of the site consisted of uncontrolled fill – sand, gravel, and construction detritus.

The Built Environs team applied an innovative vibrating compaction technique that minimised dust emissions and quickly brought the site up to base specifications.

Through extensive planning and thorough coordination, Built Environs worked hard to facilitate the early handover the Coles Express and McDonald’s sites, and ultimately achieved practical completion of the job ahead of schedule.

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