60 new jobs on the horizon as Bunnings nears completion
MORE than 60 new jobs are expected to be created for the new Bunnings Warehouse at Bundamba.
Construction of the new warehouse is on track for a May opening with Queensland builder TF Woollam & Son appointed to complete the $44 million project.
The new Bunnings Warehouse at Bundamba will replace the existing Booval Warehouse with all team members moving to the new store.
Over 250 jobs have been created through the construction process.
Bunnings General Manager of Property Andrew Marks said construction was progressing well with concrete slabs now in place for both the store and undercroft carpark.
"Roofing works are nearing completion and the offices and amenities are progressing well," he said.
The fire sprinkler system and lighting fixtures are now being installed and external roadworks are underway.
Mr Marks said Bunnings had implemented a number of state of the art design features to reduce the impact in the event of a flood in the future including:
- An under-croft carpark for over 380 cars has been built underneath the store, allowing the main store to be raised above the designated flood level. In a future flood event, the car park would flood, with minimal impact on the store;
- All lifts and travelators leading to the carpark have been flood proofed;
- All essential infrastructure has been raised (for example, all power has been raised above the flood line); and
- Bundamba Creek at the site has been realigned to improve flows and enhance the local eco-system.
The Bundamba warehouse features a store size of 14,000sq m. The development also includes an indoor timber trade sales area, building materials and landscape supplies yard, an outdoor nursery and an indoor playground and cafe.
Mr Marks said the design implemented a number of energy and water saving design features including energy efficient LED lighting and rainwater harvesting tanks.