Colonnades retail development completed in live commercial environment

The refurbishment of the Colonnades retail site lower-ground floor, including approximately 3,000m2 of mall space and 7,000m2 of tenancies, was successfully delivered in a live environment with businesses and consumers continuing their daily business throughout the build.

Works involved widening the mall space, replacing existing travellator, removal of existing escalators and passenger lifts and the installation of new goods and passenger lifts. A notable project feature was the interior design pack and external commissioned artwork, that has received positive community feedback.

The Sarah team delivered two of the four stages of the build ahead of schedule, with the remaining two successfully delivered on time.

Originally experiencing a high vacancy rate prior to the refurbishment, tenant occupancy rates increased substantially throughout the project – including a new tenancy for Cheap as Chips – which is testament to the quality result delivered.

“I greatly respect Sarah Constructions for their professionalism, knowledge and open approach as it gave me the utmost confidence to take their word on many an occasion where project complexities required on-the-spot rectification.”

Chris Dickson, Manager of Projects - SA APP Corporation Pty Limited

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