June 28, 2017

Maben Group welcomes Angelo to the team as Site Manager.

Ange has over 22 years of construction experience in both the commercial and residential sectors on projects ranging from $10M to $75M.

He has a strong track record on a range of new build projects and an excellent record for successful completion of projects on-time and on budget.

We are very pleased to have you on board Angelo!



Gaetano began his career in the construction industry as an apprentice Boiler Maker / Welder, and 35 years later he joins us in the role of Site Manager.

Gaetano has worked in all aspects of demolition, refurbishment and new construction and his extensive experience provides him with a solid knowledge in all areas of the commercial Building Trade.

Welcome to the Maben Group Team Gaetano!












The team at Colac Plaza have been humming along down in south west Victoria throughout June.

The Coles box has hit another milestone with the installation of roller shutters & external doors enabling the team to lock-up.

Internally, all service trades have substantially progressed through their rough-in. 75% of the cool rooms have been installed and the internal perimeter wall framing and plastering is sitting at 70% complete. Offices to Coles have been sheeted with ceiling installation to follow shortly in this area.

Back of house block work walls are well underway with completion expected this week. The first of 3 staged pours to the infill slab has been poured in the back of house area, with the remaining 2 pours to the cool rooms and prep areas to go. Grinding of the polished slab is 90% on the first pass, with focus concentrated to the refrigeration case zones ahead of the first delivery last week.

Outside the Coles box there has been plenty of action. The structural steel completion to the tenancies of Building A has triggered service rough-in, shop front aluminium frames and glazing installation, roofing wire to be laid and box gutters to be installed. Roofing to Building A will be installed this week.

Building B has recently had precast panels erected and the structural steel installation commenced on Friday.

Civil preparation works have benched the large culvert adjacent to the loading bay, and this is now ready to go for the commencement of the detailed raft slab excavation this week. The team are gearing up to decamp from the site sheds in a fortnight and will relocate into tenancies to free up the carpark area for civil works.






The team at Essendon Fields have ticked off quite a few items over the past few weeks including the roof, fire place installation, prep and pour of kerbs and footpaths, window reveals and asphalt.

Paving has begun, exterior cladding will be completed by the end of the month, along with the chimney, airside fence and window installation.








Coles Aurora officially opened it’s doors this morning!

The Maben team and shoppers were treated to a performance by Australian singer Casey Donovan and an appearance by celebrity chef Curtis Stone.

The team all put in a fantastic effort in the lead up to the opening, and we would like to thank all of our hardworking subcontractors for their efforts over the past couple of months!

It was a pleasure to be a part of another successful project with the Coles Group Property Development, Basso Project Management and Clarke Hopkins Clarke.

Photos by Lisbeth Grosmann.












It’s been a big few days for the team at Coles Aurora.

Gather Advanced Photography was on site over the weekend and took some great shots of the site and their team.

Make sure you swing by for the opening on Wednesday!







The Woolworths Keysborough project opened it’s doors today with shoppers lining up at 8am to make their purchases!

Well done Jesse, Derryn, Jack and the team and thank you for all your hard work.

We would also like to thank all of our subcontractors for all their efforts.

Another successful Maben Group project in collaboration with Fabcot Pty Ltd and Doig Architecture.

















Next Wednesday marks the 800th Coles store opening in Australia and the team have been working very hard to have the Coles Aurora project ready!

The Coles Express store has been handed over to the shopfitters and the external works are in the final stages with external cladding complete, fuel pumps installed and the pylon sign erected. First fuel fills are due this week.

All pavements have now been laid along Piazza Way with asphalt and stone feature bands to be laid. The pylon signs have been erected and Aldi signage installed. Coles and smart parking signs will be installed this week. The gym cladding and glazing is now complete and the lift is now being commissioned.

Landscaping is progressing well with a majority of the carpark plants now in the ground and Coles Express and external planter beds ready for planting.




Maben Group are excited to announce that we have been appointed the contractor for the Kennington Village – Stage 2 project!

The site is located 5km south-east of the Bendigo city centre, at the Kennington Village Shopping Centre, 150 Condon Street Kennington.

Maben Group completed Stage 1 in 2014.

Works will include:

– Expansion of the existing centre to introduce additional specialty tenancies, medical centre and pharmacy
– Construction of a new restaurant pad building leased to Gomez Y Guzman
– Reconfiguration of existing specialty tenancies,
– On- grade car parking
– Relocation and redirection of existing building and tenancy services
– External works and landscaping
– Signage

Maben Group are looking forward to working closely with Urban, Lascorp Development (Aust) Pty Ltd and Architecture HQ.










Jesse P, Derryn and the Woolworths Keysborough team have been hard at work with completion set for next week!

The job has come together very well and Gather Advanced Photography captured some footage of the job as it wraps up.

Take a look at the footage here:

Watch this space for more photos of Opening Day!


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