Tomkins is delighted to announce the completion of HomeCo Cairns. This award-winning project involved the conversion of an existing industrial style building to a high specification office and retail centre. More than 6,000m2 of brand-new retail space and common areas have been provided for HomeCo customers to enjoy, including the recently opened Amart Furniture.
The team also delivered 6,000m2 of prime commercial office space achieving a 4 Star Green Star and 4.5 NABERS rating. The sustainable initiatives of this project included a rooftop solar array producing up to 200kW of renewable energy, and infrastructure to collect and re-use all rainwater collected onsite.
Home Consortium had identified the tenant for the commercial office space a number of years prior to construction commencing in late 2018. Over the course of two years, Tomkins were involved in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process, attending meetings with the client in Cairns and assisting in the design process.
Using our past experience in designing and constructing similar buildings, the project team was able to provide valuable input for both the building owner and the future tenant to deliver a highly functional space.
Tomkins was proud to have been awarded both the Community Service Facilities and Retail Facilities over $5 million categories at the 2021 Queensland Master Builders Awards. Congratulations to the North Queensland project team on the delivery of another fantastic HomeCo centre!