Stockland engaged Maben Group on a design and construction contract to manage the delivery of the Wendouree Shopping Centre Expansion, which commenced in 2017.

The project required extensive demolition of the existing Woolworths, loading dock, carparks, and neighbouring houses. Three staged handovers were required to enable reconfiguration of the existing malls and completion of the demolition works.

The expansion included the new build of 7000sqm retail space, comprising of a new Woolworths, BWS, 22 specialty tenancies, four kiosks, two new shopping centre entries, reconfiguration and construction of new carparks and new carpark entry on Norman Street.

Internal aesthetic upgrade works of the live trading centre were also completed with new mall tiling works, revised signage, extensive services upgrades, and two new playground spaces created.

Access into the shopping centre was maintained at all times via a customer tunnel to limit the impact on the Shopping Centre tenants with loading dock and carpark access remaining functional throughout the build.

The large and complex project was completed in 11 months.

Photos by Lisbeth Grosmann.