Coles Group Property Developments appointed Maben Group under a design and construction contract to manage the delivery of the first of their new ‘Coles Local’ concept stores in Surrey Hills.

The supermarket development involved the demolition of a series of smaller shops, whilst retaining the heritage façade. Conservation works were undertaken to restore elements of the façade to its 1935 appearance, and integrate it with a new façade and structure.

Major excavation works within a very restricted site were required to make way for the construction of a two-level basement car parking. The construction of the 1280sqm Coles supermarket included sustainability initiatives such as an ORCA food digester, refrigeration with a closed water loop system, and energy-efficient design.

Maben was also involved in the development of a new lighting concept, which achieved a significant point of difference both environmentally and aesthetically.

Maben commenced construction in August 2017, and the project was successfully delivered on time and within budget in November 2018.

Photography by Lisbeth Grosmann.

Shortlisted in the 2019 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards – Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $15M – $20M category.