Recently, TPG successfully delivered the extension to KMART at Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. We were engaged by the landlord as Project Manager to oversee the 1000m2 extension and upgrade to the store entrance. This project required direct consultation with the tenant (KMART) and their design team in Australia to ensure that their particular specification and brief was met as part of the overall design. TPG managed the detailed design for the landlord and tenant, facilitated the building consent process and delivery of the extension, including procurement of consultants and contractors.
For what was a relatively small project, the extension involved its fair share of logistical challenges. Firstly, the busy store had to remain open during the works, which meant minimising disruption to shoppers and the rest of the retail development. There was also the difficulty of operating on a tight site, squeezed between a petrol station and accessway . Finally, the project involved switching around various uses of the KMART operation in a specific sequence which included building a new back of house area (including new office), moving the KMART staff out of the old office, demolishing it, converting the previous back of house into a new retail area, and so on, through a number of intricate stages.
TPG worked closely with KMART who was keen to be kept fully informed on the project throughout the eight-month project. The project was delivered to programme, and in time for the Christmas shopping rush.