Vincentia Marketplace is a modern, fully enclosed shopping centre anchored by full size ALDI and Woolworths Supermarkets and supported by 25-30 specialty stores and a new petrol station. It will service the 20,000+ permanent residents of the Bay and Basin area who currently face a 50km round trip to similar services, and will attract customers from the significant weekend and holiday trade of the area.
The Shoalhaven Mayor, Joanna Gash, said the decision to approve this centre was an extremely positive outcome for the city. The $80M Centre will provide tremendous benefit to the local area through both employment opportunities and an increase in retail shopping space.
Included in this huge 30,000sqm Centre is ALDI Vincentia. Streetbuild were appointed as the Building Contractor for this exciting project where works began in late September 2015. Streetbuild had a cold shell to begin the works in, however the block walls, ceiling, flooring, all electrical works, shelving, signage, check out areas and back of house areas all had to be built by the Streetbuild team.
Mr Wayne Coburn, Streetbuild’s Project Manager spoke about some of the challenges our team faced along the way. Wayne says, “Being a rural project does come with it’s own set of problems. Streetbuild’s first priority is to engage local sub-contractors wherever practical, however this is not always possible. In some instances for this job, we did need to bring guys down from Sydney at the last minute. Also, with this being a very large site with other stores being built, we had to work in with other contractors. This alone creates some issues which need constant monitoring and negotiation".
Opening Day was a huge success with excited locals queing up long before the opening time. The first sale of the day was made within just 2 minutes of the store opening. The big screen televisions and the upright freezers were the hot ticket items of the day.
All in all, the project was finished within the ALDI requirement of 10 weeks, and came in under budget. Our client, Nettleton Tribe Architects, were extremely pleased with the end result.
Completed December 2015.