Maben has done it again! In only 7 weeks, we have completed bulk excavation, footings, under slab services, precast, ground floor slab and first floor suspended post tensioned slab.
Thank you to the boys at MCS Concrete for all of your hard work.

It is with great pleasure that Maben Group announces the successful completion, and launch, of the University Hill Factory Outlet expansion. In just over 11 months, we have added over 6000sqm of new retail space, 4500sqm of refurbished retail space, 120+ car parks and a new loading dock. All of this was done whilst keeping the existing centre open!

We applied a separable portion program of staging to this project, which allowed for continuous trading and loading operations, as well as, the opening of new retail tenancies for earlier trading, including anchor tenant, Nike.

Rod Appleby, Nick Barrett and Raphael Poggi, of MAB, have a wealth of previous construction delivery experience, and through their helpful collaboration and contribution to project delivery strategies, a logistically complex project was a pleasure to build.

Leasing Agent, Riva Ridge, made a significant contribution to the centre’s status by adding big name brands such as Nike, Country Road and Witchery.

At the opening on Wednesday, Shire of Whittlesea Councillors acknowledged that the centre made a significant contribution to the local area, and this is something that Maben Group is very proud of.

Maben Group, and the University Hill team, would like thank all of the subcontractors that were involved in the project. Without their tireless efforts, this fantastic end result could not have been achieved. A special thanks goes to City Circle, Vic Civil, Caelli, CPS,Deca, Rapid Steel, Electrocom, Chadoak, Corbritt, Hamilton Fire, Ridge, BJ Mathers, Heritage Glass, Purple Hills Panting, Diamond Finish, Danlaid, and countless others who contributed.

We look forward to continuing our works within the University Hill precinct, at MAB’s Ormond Square Office Development, in the new year.

December 16, 2014

All Level 3 columns and lift core has now been poured, allowing the roof and structural steel setout to commence.

Works are coming close to completion at 34 Jeffcott St in West Melbourne, with the external façade receiving its first coat of paint this week.

We are on track for completion this side of Christmas, and we’re looking forward to a great end result.

Another milestone for the Barrabool Hills team, with the first deliveries of Precast arriving, giving shape to the undercroft structure and lift shaft. The extensive underslab services to the Woolworths tenancy are nearing completion, with the main concrete slab high on the Christmas list for Site Manager, Ash Butler, and team.

December 8, 2014

Maben Group is pleased to announce that the Collins Place External Works have now been completed. The removal of the perimeter gantries and scaffold revealed the new steel frame glazed canopies above the footpaths of Collins and Exhibition Street.

The team worked numerous weekends to beat the Christmas deadline and came in 3 weeks ahead of programme to the clients satisfaction.

The last coats of sealer are being applied to Separable Portion 3 with the final clean booked in for early next week.

Ormond Square has reached a milestone with the final level 3 floor slab poured last Friday. Concrete columns supporting the roof steel and the concrete core are currently being formed and propped for concrete pour over the next week to complete the concrete structure works.

Structural Steel have been mostly fabricated and are being stored off site for installation in the new year.

Major milestone reached today at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Clubhouse with the first half of the precast delivered and erected.

December 2, 2014

Our annual team activity day was held yesterday, December 1 2014. The team met at Eltham Lower Park at 9:45am, for a pre-ride debrief. At 10am, we began our 20km ride to Fairfield Boat House.

We followed the Main Yarra Trail, completing a quiz and challenges along the way. The weather was cooler in the morning, but very humid, and there were thunder storms and showers while we rode!

The ride took two hours, and ended with a delicious lunch at Fairfield Boat House. After lunch, it was up to each individual to decide how they would return home or to their cars in Eltham. A handful of people decided to make the 20km ride back to Eltham, which was truly impressive, especially as the day became very hot, and the return ride was extremely hilly.

Estimating Assistant, Lewie Eckersley, and Contract Administrator, Matt Shilton, took home the prize for most correct answers to the quiz! But honourable mention has to go to Site Foreman, Howard Turner, who diligently answered the quiz questions, and completed the challenges, only to lose his quiz sheet during a ‘stacking’ incident!

A fantastic time was had by all, with quite a few sore muscles in the Maben Office, and on site, this morning.