PACT Construction were awarded the $18 million contract for the redevelopment of the 37-year-old Bassendean Shopping Village.
The Bassendean Shopping Village project was the first time PACT Construction had the opportunity to work closely with property group Hawaiian, the owners of the shopping centre.
Although it was the construction company’s first retail project, general manager Jason Kunkler said many PACT team members shared a retail development background.
“The work had its challenges given it was in the midst of a busy shopping centre, but we ensured there was minimum disruption to shoppers and retailers by operating at night to minimize disturbance during business hours,” Mr Kunkler said.
Completed in July 2014, the 40-week redevelopment project expanded the floor space of the centre from 7688sqm to 9845sqm. This included expanding Coles supermarket by about 1000sqm, introducing The Reject Shop as a new tenant, leveling the existing eastern carpark, installing a travelator and introducing a new tavern with an outdoor seating area.
There was also an upgrade to the tenancy layout, improvements to fire safety, a new children’s playground and the introduction of additional parking bays. The new design focused on Australian architectural elements and the heritage of the Bassendean community.
Project Value: $22.4 Million
Construction Time: 52 Weeks