Construction underway on new Sunshine Coast town centre

16 Feb 2018 |

Construction is underway on the new Birtinya Town Centre at the heart of Stockland’s $5 billion Oceanside development on the Sunshine Coast. The $830 million Birtinya Town Centre on Kawana Way promises a shopping centre, plaza, hotel and 1000 apartments.

GRC is excited to work with developer Stockland on the first stage of this transformative project – the $87m, 13,000 sqm shopping centre. Coles and Aldi will operate ­supermarkets at the centre, alongside 30 speciality retailers, an open-air dining precinct and approximately 500 parking spaces.

GRC Associate Director and retail specialist, Andrew Hart, said engaging a quantity surveyor early is vital to achieving a balance between quality, cost and functionality on multi-faceted developments like Birtinya Town Centre. 

“Engaging the right quantity surveyor early is essential. Stockland is forward thinking. They engaged us during the design phase to immediately take control of costs and advise how to create more value. As a team, we’re all about helping our clients successfully manage costs and deliver the best quality developments for the wider community,” he said.

Stockland Managing Director Mark Steinert said: “Our vision for the Birtinya Town Centre is to deliver a true people’s place, with lifestyle amenity for the community now and into the future.” 

The Birtinya Town Centre will be “consciously different” according to Stockland Commercial Property Chief Executive John Schroder:“It’s ­designed to embrace its coastal location with architectural ­finishes, extensive landscaping and natural ventilation, offering a ­relaxed atmosphere and representing the culture of the ­Sunshine Coast,” he said.

Led by Associate Director Andrew Hart, GRC’s specialist retail team delivers the full range of quantity surveying services on retail developments throughout Queensland including estimating, cost planning, value management, tender reviews, progress payments, variation assessments and tax depreciation. For further information on GRC retail projects click here. To discuss how we can assist on your next project, contact Andrew Hart on telephone + 61 7 3878 6222.