17th May 2015
The carpark was almost full and customers lined up for the official opening of the Woolworths and Masters at Everton Park earlier this week. The $50million project is one of the largest urban redevelopments to be undertaken by the FKG Group in Brisbane.
The carpark was almost full and customers lined up for the official opening of the Woolworths and Masters at Everton Park earlier this week.
This $50million project was a landmark project for FKG Group and is one of Brisbane’s largest scale urban redevelopment projects ever undertaken.
The project is set on a 7.5 hectare site consisting of a large Woolworths shopping centre which includes a mix of food, retail and office tenancies surrounding the major retailer and on the other side of the newly built road is one of the largest Masters home improvement stores built in Queensland. The entire development was delivered in a record time of only 11 months once the old distribution centre was demolished.
In addition to the construction works the project included the upgrade to two major intersections and roadways, with this work running concurrently to the build programme.
FKG Group, Managing Director, Nick Gardner said it was great to see so many people attend the opening night.
“This was a great project for FKG Group and I congratulate the entire team on their dedication to deliver this quality project for our client,” Nick said.
“Given the opening night crowds there was a great response and interest from the community for both the Woolworths, Masters and dining precinct.”
“Being a design and construct project the FKG Group worked alongside the client to customise the design to better suit the needs of the client, tenants and future customers.”
With a peak onsite workforce of over 200 it is projects like this that highlight both construction and engineering skills and capture our core FKG Group values.
“This project certainly shows our ability to understand our clients’ needs and demonstrates our agility to respond with creative, entrepreneurial solutions, exceeding expectations,” Nick said.
The internal Woolworths fit-out carries the new ‘market-style’ layout including an in-store coffee shop, pizza-making bay, butcher and bakery.
In tribute to the heritage of the site a large mural was installed above the store entry and one of the entry streets renamed to Woolworths Street.
The store was officially opened by Member for Everton, Tim Mander MP, with Honorable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Mr. Curtis Pitt MP visiting the precinct earlier in the week prior to opening.