Weeks to build
Securing stage one of the new master planned shopping centre project in Palmerston epitomises much that Hutchinson Builders has come to represent in the industry: tenacity, collaboration, and solutions orientation.
The project award was the culmination of a four year relationship with joint venture partners Coombes Property Group and Challenger Life Nominees. Our proven retail capability, ability to mitigate costs, and willingness to take on risk as part of a design and construct (D&C) approach consistently positioned Hutchies favourably against our competitors.
Hutchies solutions-focussed methodology has been key to achieving results throughout tendering and construction to date. With a limited presence in Darwin prior to the project, this is our flagship project in the region and we set about identifying the core skillsets essential to successful execution of the job.
The resultant project delivery team represents a cross pollination of our best people from three of our core teams in Queensland and New South Wales. We formed something of joint venture across business units in order to provide the appropriate skills and experience required by our client in Darwin. By creating the ideal team, we were able to offer $6.5M of value management and optimised the project schedule to gain three months.
Hutchies' sector experience and relationship management skill has come to the fore in working with a joint venture between a private developer and an institutional investment organisation. Collaborating with organisations from two distinct market sectors to capitalise on our strengths within one of our core segments, with our best people across all our teams is typical of Hutchies' approach. We bring the best of everything to a project.
The first stage incorporates over 30,000m² of undercover shopping and entertainment facilities – including Woolworths, Big W, Event Cinemas and 80 other retail tenancies – with parking for over 1,300 vehicles and a mezzanine level fitness centre.