The refreshed and refurbished Caringbah Super Centre, a large format retail centre located approximately 20 kilometres south of Sydney CBD, has officially re-opened to the community. The centre’s $34 million upgrade was completed to schedule by Mainbrace Constructions.
The major refurbishment has transformed the centre into a vibrant new retail experience. The shops open seamlessly to the mall and with new ceilings, floors and amenities. Externally, a new façade, car parking and customer breakout spaces completes the overhaul.
Mainbrace’s involvement in the Caringbah Super Centre upgrade commenced in early 2018 in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) capacity, which led to the company subsequently being engaged by Aventus Group on a design and construct contract valued at approximately $15.5 million. The ECI process enabled the company to be involved in the conceptual phase of the project, helping ensure the design is build-ready and within budget from the outset.
Mainbrace Managing Director, Rob Doust, said the centre delivers an elevated retail experience to the local community and the broader catchment in a modern, comfortable, engaging environment.
“Successful projects like this demand a collaborative approach and a shared vision, and it has been a privilege to have worked closely with Aventus Group from the outset through our ECI process to deliver this strategic refurbishment on schedule,” he added.
Notably, Mainbrace completed the refurbishment with Caringbah Super Centre remaining open and trading throughout the staged program of works.
This extended to the individual retail stores, with the new concealed shopfronts being installed while the tenancies remained open for business.
Another challenge the Mainbrace team had to overcome was the busy Taren Point Road location, which necessitated careful sequencing of works and logistical solutions given the site’s heavy traffic and other constraints.