Vaughan Constructions has won the contract to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for key German supermarket player Kaufland.
According to Vaughan’s Senior Development Manager, Chris Telley, the facility will include more than 117,000 square metres of building area, over two stages. Stage 1 comprising of 98,700 square metres of building area and 107,210 square metres of concrete hardstand, along with 168 recessed loading docks and substantial temperature control areas. The new facility will be located in Mickleham, Victoria.
''Kaufland were very mindful that the European climate, construction and building materials can be very different than those in Australia and were thus keen to partner with a builder with a sound track record in delivering quality facilities along with the requisite experience building state-of-the-art temperature control areas,’’ Mr Telley said.
He said a detailed Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process had assisted in delivering substantial savings and design improvements for Kaufland.
''Our team, which built the award-winning Dulux paint manufacturing facility next door, worked very closely with the Kaufland team to overcome key supply chain issues and meet strict budget expectations.
''Through the ECI we were able to jointly explore a number of design options and put in place a detailed value management process,’’ Mr Telley said.
Vaughan’s impressive CV of food & drink industry builds include Aldi, Coca Cola, Coles, PFD, Kraft, Made Group, Ferguson Plarre, and Murray Goulburn.
Vaughan is also building two new industrial facilities for joint venture partners Mirvac and Blackstone on its new 25 hectare Biodiversity Industrial Estate just off the Hume Highway at Epping.
The circa $60 million buildings – the first speculative industrial buildings for the Mirvac/Blackstone JV – include a 30,000 square metre facility and a 15,500 square metre facility.
Pictured left to right: Kaufland Australia Director Construction and Planning Patrick Bezner, City of Hume Mayor Carly Moore, Kaufland Australia Director Property Maximilian Wiedmann, Vaughan Constructions Director Eric Law, Vaughan Constructions Managing Director Andrew Noble and Development Manager at MAB Corporation Jamie Buxton.