The team at Epping Plaza have had great progress with the first lot of precast installed to the stair core on level 1, framing of level 1 for the slab completed, pouring of columns from ground to level 1 finished, and the digging and installation of a gas line underway.

It is with pleasure that we welcome Ron Adema to Maben Group, as our Environmental Health and Safety Manager.

Ron commenced with us in August after a long, successful career in OHS.

Prior to Maben, Ron held the role of National OH&S Manager for Construction Engineering, and other OHS related positions with the Australian International Airshow, International Maritime Exposition, Master Builders Association of Victoria and Crown Ltd.

Welcome to the Maben team Ron!

Maben Group welcomes Sammy Collins to the team!

After completing a Certificate III in Carpentry, Sam joined Durance Constructions and completed his Apprenticeship. From there, he became a Foreman and worked on small projects at Crown Melbourne, before joining Probuild as a Site Supervisor on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and residential project – North Apartments.

Sam is a Site Foreman at Pacific Quest Epping Plaza.

Welcome aboard Sammy!

We are pleased to welcome Lawson Hammond to Maben Group.

Lawson began his career as an Apprentice Plumber with Gafmor Plumbing before moving into the commercial sector with CDC Plumbing. He then completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, and soon after was a Site Manager on a $1.5M residential project in QLD.

Lawson joined Maben earlier in the year and was a part of the successful AutoCentro Café project team.

We are very pleased to have you on board, Lawson!

Thanks to the Tower Crane – which can be seen from up to 2km away – the level one bondek is well underway in preparation for the level one pour.

Here is a clip taken just over a week ago, of the busy site in action.

Photography by Gather Advanced Photography.

Gather Advanced Photography recently visited site and took some great aerial shots of the site’s progress.

Medibank Private is now open for business at Wendouree Shopping Centre with the Charms Spa and Spoils tenancies due to open next week. This will allow for the commencement of the next stage of demolition along the existing western elevation of the Shopping Centre.

Structural demolition works have progressed well, which has allowed civil contractors a clear run at their works on the future Woolworths box. The service trades and concreters are next onsite to commence their in-grounds.

The tower crane has been assembled, ground floor slabs are complete and the team have begun forming and pouring the suspended concrete slabs.

Structural steel framing for the level 1 slabs and precast installation to the lift and stair cores are now underway.

September 7, 2017

The AutoCentro Café team are now just waiting on the final inspection by the Building surveyor.

Once the Occupancy Permit has been issued, the fit-out contractors can move in!

Well done and thank you to Manny, Lawson, Ali and Glenn and all our subcontractors.

Another fantastic project at Essendon Fields!

Last week saw the team at 260 Collins street handover the level 1 shop fronts – just in time for the start of Melbourne Fashion Week. The façade consists of black alucobond and frameless glass which is consistently used throughout the existing building.

The shop front redevelopment was very successful with our team and the subcontractors working against the clock to ensure the final completion date was achieved. This handover completion is the first component of the project and the team can now focus on bringing home the lower ground floor as the final month of work approaches.

All sections of the Debenhams lower ground floor have been handed over and fit out is now underway. The team is very pleased with how this floor has progressed over the last couple of weeks and can slowly see the department store coming to life.

Tilers are about to commence their final section under and around the escalators.

Electrical fit off is in full motion with the Debenhams feature lights to be installed just in time for the arrival of permanent power to the site.

Paint work is starting to wrap up as the fitting rooms get their final coat.

An exciting month ahead!!