Pacific Epping Childcare Development
- Value: $15 million
- Client: Pacific Group of Companies
- Architect: The Buchan Group
- Date: 2019
Maben Group was appointed to complete a fourth stage of work at Pacific Epping. Maben was engaged under a Design and Construct contract to manage the delivery of the Pacific Epping Childcare Development project.
Extensive demolition of the carpark, existing precast façade structure and various tenancies was necessary for an extension to the existing centre. Works involved the creation of six new retail tenancies, reconfiguration of the main entrance mall and significant modification to Aldi and The Reject Shop. A suspended two-level structure was added, incorporating Crunch Fitness Gym on the ground floor and a Goodstart Early Learning Childcare Facility on the upper level. The childcare centre incorporated offices, early learning facilities, classrooms, catering and extensive outdoor play areas.
The project incorporated several staged handovers for various tenancies and common areas, with all works carried out within the operational environment of the shopping centre. Public access and trade to all existing tenancies was maintained throughout the course of the project through a series of elevated walkways and tunnels.
Maben commenced on site in April 2018. The gym, upgraded mall entry and new carpark areas opened prior to the December Christmas trade and the Childcare Facility was handed over in February 2019.
Photos by Lisbeth Grosmann.