Backgrounds

Aldi Mt Barker: Fitout of an existing shopping centre contained within an operational shopping complex after taking over from the base builder. The building works and fitout were to be completed in a tight timeframe before an opening sale.

Aldi Smithfield: Situated on a greenfield site this build consisted of precast concrete, structural steel and metal wall cladding. The building works were to complete all base build and fitout works ready for an opening sale.

Construction Details

Aldi Mt Barker: Fitout as standard Aldi Store. Back-of-house: partition, metalwork, refridgeration and store. Front-of-house: floor tiling, joinery, ceilings, services, specialist doors. All co-ordinated with Aldi contractors for shelving, fridges, freezers and checkouts.

Aldi Smithfield: Raft concrete slab, deflector finish back-of-house slab, precast walling, metal roof, carpark and landscaping. Fitout as standard Aldi Store (refer above) and co-ordinated with Aldi contractors for shelving, fridges, freezers and checkouts.

Challenges

Aldi Mt Barker :

– Very finite tolerances on flooring levels and concrete finishes

– Locked in programme for opening dates

– Co-ordination of Aldi-nominated and engaged contractors

– A number of Aldi-nominated trades were interstate based

– Sharing an occupied site

– Taking possession of site post base builder works completed

– Working around existing structures to meet Aldi specification requirements

Aldi Smithfield:

– Very finite tolerances on flooring levels and concrete finishes

– Locked in programme for opening dates

– Co-ordination of Aldi-nominated and engaged contractors

– A number of Aldi-nominated trades were interstate based

Outcomes

– Both achieved practical completion within tight timeframes ready for opening sales

– Minimal defects at handover

– These works lead to repeat tender opportunities

Team

Scott Kennett – Construction Manager

Phil Hole – Estimator

Phil Barona – Project Manager

Simone Dunsford – Contracts Administrator

Jim Hartley – Site Manager

Aldi, Smithfield