Cornes Toyota Hawthorn


Cornes Toyota Hawthorn is a leading car dealership in Adelaide offering new, used and demo vehicles, plus information on fleet discounts, finance and services. Kennett Builders was engaged to revamp and extend its showroom and service centre, bringing it into the 21st century.


  • The structure was predominately glass, steel and precast concrete which meant an extensive amount of Alucobond had to be used in presenting the visual identity of Cornes Toyota
  • The extensive use of transparent and high gloss material required restricted detail in construction to achieve the faultless appearance car showrooms require
  • At all times, the dealership sales and service departments were to remain fully functional during the demolition and rebuild


  • The project was completed on budget and two weeks ahead of schedule
  • The redevelopment goal was achieved providing Cornes Toyota with contemporary facilities suitable to sell, service and maintain Toyota well into the future and successfully compete with neighbouring car yards
  • We provided a detailed staging and decanting procedure, which was achieved through testing conditions with great co-ordination, co-operation and buy in from the Cornes Toyota team
  • We successfully fulfilled the role of Managing Contractor for the complete redevelopment with early involvement during design development and documentation phases

Our project team

Scott Kennett – Construction Manager
Paul Jennings – Project Manager
Jeff Owen – Site Manager
Carlos Viana – Safety Officer

Car Yard