The redevelopment of Glenelg’s Bay Junction Shopping Centre was set to breathe new life into the beachside precinct, providing an injection of jobs, greater parking access and a focal point for Jetty Road’s revitalisation.
The project involved the complete staged demolition and construction of a new shopping precinct over 3 levels, renovation and expansion of the existing Woolworths store, provision of a shopping mall and upper level tenancies with multiple new car parking spaces.
Marshall & Brougham first provided project costing and construction estimates in August 2008, with the centre to open as early as November 2009. The overall complexity of the project was evident at this early stage – the Centre’s major existing tenant, Woolworths, was to remain trading for the first half of the Centre’s construction, as well as design decisions only being approximately 50% complete.
Peter Cronin was allocated to manage the entire project with 4th year Construction Management student, Damon Kiely as administrator, along with site managers Ken Watt and Ben Burns. Demolition began immediately in September 2008 with Marshall & Brougham commencing cost saving and feasibility processes with clients and subcontractors before beginning base building works in October.
In a staged process, the new building’s structure was constructed in two separate halves around the continually trading Woolworths store, maintaining services and access until it closed for partial demolition and refurbishment.
In June 2009, the Woolworths extension was completed, allowing the shopping mall and main building structure to be tied together over the remaining months. Base building works to tenancies over three levels allowed separate fit out contractors to move in and complete tenancies, with Marshall & Brougham additionally engaged to do a variety of fit out works.
Marshall & Brougham’s considerable experience regularly delivered innovative and timely solutions under immense deadline pressure, ensuring this challenging project was completed to time and budget with high impact results.