The structural steel roof structure above Level 1 has progressed smoothly.

Internally, the formwork strip out has opened up the ground floor revealing the new gallery space. Works continue in the heritage building with the roof structure upgrade involving a combination of steel and timber above the new entry.

April 24, 2017

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The team at Coles Aurora are very close to their second major milestone – achieving substantial completion of the Coles supermarket.

All tiling in the preparation areas is now complete, with the stainless steel benches and display cases installed. High impact doors leading to back of house are in, and the Coles staff amenities are almost finished with only the final joinery units be installed.

The mall entry has progressed well and is now close to completion. The shopfronts are installed to the main entry, the concrete slab is now cut and polished and the external feature timber battens have been installed. All external cladding on the feature red portal have been installed with the perforated band for the future Coles logo to be completed.

Building B roof, internal framing and blockwork are now complete. The external brickwork, shopfronts and external cladding framing are all now well underway.

Internally Building C and D are at 95% completion with the external brickwork and shopfronts all finished. External cladding framing has only a small portion to go, with the cladding to start after the ANZAC break.

The car park is tracking well with kerbs being put in before Easter and final levels achieved.

The first floor slab of the gym has been poured, roof and ground floor concrete works will commence after the ANZAC break.

Coles Express has been structurally signed off with all props now removed. Roofing works have commenced and the tanks have been completely back filled for the preparation of the external slabs.

The AutoCentro Cafe project has begun, with earth works, excavation, back fill and a retaining wall complete.

The building slab been poured and structural steel works have commenced.

April 10, 2017

Colac Plaza is gathering momentum with all precast panels to the Coles box now installed.

The final major slab pour to the trading floor has now been placed, leaving only the infill strips around the perimeter outstanding to complete the Coles slab.

The tenancies to Building A are next up on the concrete hit list and on track to commence pours this week.

Structural steel set-out to the Coles box is well advanced with installation commencing today and rolling through a number of staged zones in the Coles box over the coming weeks.

The Highlands Medical Centre team continue to progress closer to the finish line with the internal building envelope ready for final handover inspection this week.

The internal plasterboard lining is complete, and the remaining insulation to the inside of all the external walls closed out.

The glazed auto doors, emergency doors and remaining glass panels will soon be finished and the building will then be locked up and ready to handover to the fitout contractor who will commence internal fitout works next week.

With the car park asphalt down and looking great, the team will now continue to push closer to completing the remaining hard and soft landscaping works and the louvres installation, which is scheduled for commencement early next week.

The first stage of the Level 1 main concrete slab at Buxton Contemporary has been poured. Concreters are continuing to set up the propping and formwork for the final pour of the Level 1 concrete slabs.

Other progress on the structural works this month include the final installation of precast panels and structural steel beams for the new loading dock area.

With the Coles supermarket handover approaching, our Coles Aurora team are working hard to deliver the project’s second major milestone.

The majority of the tiling in the preparation areas is now complete as well as the the epoxy floors in the coolrooms. The joinery in the amenities areas is almost finished with sanitary hardware being fitted in the staff bathrooms. The dock levellers have been installed in the loading dock and the compactor is due to arrive on-site. The mall entry has been sheeted with the Coles red feature paint and the external cladding to the mall entry is finished with the windows and shop fronts beginning this week.

Building B roof has commenced and is at 50% completion – the internal masonry walls have all been erected and internal wall framing has begun.

Building C & D shopfronts have been installed. The exterior brickwork façade is almost complete and all the mechanical ductwork has been hung in Building D.

The car park is progressing well with the structural steel for the covered walkway now erected. Conduits have been roughed in ready for the light poles and smart parking signs.

The gym has been signed off structurally with all the panel props now removed. Structural brickwork has started to be laid in preparation for the ground floor slab.

The Coles Express slab has now been poured as well as precast and structural steel being erected. All the in-ground works are now being finalised for the exterior slabs to be poured.

Take a look at the exciting footage which was recently captured by the drone:

Drone footage by Gather Advanced Photography.

With the Woolworths handover approaching, the team at Keysborough have stepped it up a notch with the internal finishes progressing quickly. The trading floor lighting is all hung, floor vinyl is nearing completion and the prep area tiling is on track for the stainless fixtures installation this week.

Externally the feature “Cobra” to the medical centre has taken shape, towering over the main entrance driveway.

The roofing to the tenancies is now complete as are the recycled brick columns and planter boxes and the car park works are progressing well with all kerbs now installed and ready for asphalt this month.