Tuggerah Super Centre is the Central Coast’s largest home and lifestyle shopping mall and is the region’s go-to destination for home decorating, home electronics, outdoors and other lifestyle goods. It also has a food court and kids club.
The development comprises two distinct buildings. The first was a Bunnings Warehouse hardware store, which was refurbished and extended to comply with Bunnings’ fit-out, with in-store services upgraded to meet authority standards.
The second was the homemaker retail area, extending over two levels, which had to be completely modernised to meet the demands of modern shoppers.
Sparks+Partners started with a series of site investigations including compliance reviews and service capacity checks. While the fire service complied back when the building was constructed in the 1980s, it was due for a substantial upgrade to bring them in line with current standards.
Hydraulic services had to be upgraded, including the addition of natural gas for food tenants. This included installing provisional trade waste stacks and points to the proposed tenant layout, as well as water, all while maximising flexibility for any future uses.
A crucial factor was that the centre had to continue trading while all staged constructions works were finished. We designed the services so that installation was completed section by section, allowing the retail areas to operate in different zones throughout the construction.
To support this challenge, Sparks+Partners implemented systematic coordination, quality assurance measures and thorough documentation, regularly revised and calibrated against the project timeline.
Site Investigation of both hydraulic and fire services
Check capacities of the services
Upgrade services to meet current authority requirements and client brief for tenancies