The redevelopment of the Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre almost doubles the Centre’s existing size from 38,535m2 to approximately 63,000m2 of retail floor space, with construction taking place in a live shopping centre environment. The project also includes the construction of a new multi-deck and shaded rooftop car park to increase the number of car bays to over 3,000. Refurbishment of the existing Centre will include new floor finishes, updated lighting, painting, toilet and amenity upgrades, updated signage, ceiling upgrades and new mall furniture.
The transformed Centre will offer more than 220 stores, including the introduction of the first ‘next generation’ David Jones store in WA and a Target store to complement the existing major retailers in the centre – Kmart, Big W, Coles and Woolworths.
Within our scope for this project we were tasked with the design and construct contract for all the Wet Fire services and Fire Detection services which included:
Over 250m of new underground Polyethylene Fire Service Mains have been installed around the new complex and existing shopping centre maintaining operating loading docks and public road crossings.
New Fire Sprinkler, Hydrant, Detection & Occupant warning systems have been provided throughout over 70,000 sq/m of the new shopping centre & refurbishment of a further 10,000sq/m of existing systems, some are at least 30 years old.
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