Kawana Shoppingworld Redevelopment
Major new build retail extension delivered via concurrent projects
This $46m major expansion of Mirvac’s Kawana Shoppingworld on the Sunshine Coast involved a significant base building project over 56 weeks, that ran concurrently with an Event Cinemas fit-out project over 26 weeks.
The base build works for Mirvac included a multideck carpark, retail and food precinct, and cinema shell. Once the cinema shell was ready, a second Buildcorp team completed the full fit-out for Event Hospitality & Entertainment Group, our sixth project for this Client to date. This project was a departure from Event’s previous specifications, and included new technology, design and finishes.
Timing and staging
The program involved staged handover of the carpark to allow Mirvac access to additional customer parking during the school holiday periods. This added to the complexity of working in close proximity to the existing shopping centre as safe public access was maintained between the carpark and shopping centre.
Working side-by-side, Buildcorp’s two project teams achieved Practical Completion on the same day after a carefully coordinated effort. The teams also took on challenges such as weather delays, design changes, live environment management and access for shopping centre peak periods to keep the program on track.