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Maersk Logistics Facility

  • Value
  • Client
    Salta Properties
  • Location
    42 Modal Place, Altona
  • Status
    Completed in
    May 2014
  • Facts
    Container Yard
    + Warehouse
    + Office Space
    (50,000 sqm)
  • Duration
    4 months

This state-of-the-art five hectare container depot at Nexus Industrial Estate in Altona forms the foundations of a multi-billion dollar development by the Maersk Group, designed to set a new benchmark in rail transport efficiency and create a safe and inspiring working environment for the corporation’s on-the-ground team.

Hailed as ‘the most sophisticated and technologically advanced container depot set-up in Australia’, this ambitious project incorporates a 50 000m2 container yard, 3000m2 workshop, a 3500m2 AQIS approved wash bay, a heavy-duty 1500m2 post-tensioned slab and 230m2 of office space.

Figurehead emerged as the preferred builder for this project following an exhaustive and highly competitive pre-qualification process. We then worked hard to cost-plan and value engineer the entire project in order to meet the client’s required budget and delivery timeline.

Having successfully achievedfeasibility, the prominent developer formally engaged us under a ‘Design and Construct’ contract, allowing our expert team of consultants and project managers to engineer the entire project from design development all the way through to delivery.

Construction of the container yard commenced on site in February 2014. Rocky site conditions proved challenging to early construction, however we worked quickly to excavate the rocks from the ground soil and works proceeded with minimal delays. 

A leasing agreement between client and tenant meant Figurehead was under significant pressure to deliver the project by the contract completion date, allowing us very little time to procure and fabricate the required off-site materials. A lack of existing infrastructure also proved challenging and required the coordination and management of a number of essential services authorities.

Figurehead’s expert site and construction managers efficiently managed all of these potential diversions and the Maersk container yard project was delivered almost four weeks ahead of the contract completion date, in May 2014.

“Figurehead Industrial’s ability to be so flexible on the run yet to also deliver on budget is commendable.”

- Sam Tarascio | Salta Properties