Vaughan Constructions to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for German supermarket giant Kaufland

Vaughan Constructions to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for German supermarket giant Kaufland
Vaughan Constructions to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for German supermarket giant Kaufland

Vaughan Constructions has won the contract to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for key German supermarket player Kaufland.

The Melbourne facility will have more than 117,000 sqm of building area and will be built over two stages.

Stage one will comprise 98,700 sqm of building area and 107,210 sqm of concrete hardstand, along with 168 recessed loading docks and substantial temperature control areas.

The facility has a total projected investment of $255 million and will create 600 new jobs in Mickleham, around 30 kilometres north of the Melbourne CBD.

"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,’’ Vaughan’s senior development manager Chris Telley said.

Vaughan Constructions to build Australia’s largest distribution centre for German supermarket giant Kaufland
Source: www.kaufland.com.au

He said a detailed Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process had assisted in delivering substantial savings and design improvements for Kaufland.

"Our team 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,’’ Telley said.

The buildings will sit next to the Vaughan Constructions-built award-winning Dulux paint manufacturing facility next door.

Vaughan have previously built complexes for Aldi, Coca Cola, Coles, PFD, Kraft, Made Group, Ferguson Plarre, and Murray Goulburn.

In March Kaufland Australia announced the approval of it’s first three stores in Victoria in Dandenong, Epping and Chirnside Park.

Kaufland Australia has also received planning approval for two sites in South Australia.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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