Yuen’s Fruit and Veg in Mermaid Waters approached us back in November to design and build a new purpose-built wholesale distribution centre.
Their wholesale division had out grown their current premises, next to their retail store. They have experienced a great deal of demand from local businesses, cafes, restaurants, aged care centres and government departments and they expect that to continue.
They were looking to move to larger premises in an industrial area. They wanted a building that would give them exactly what they needed to setup the business, so they had the right capacity and it was setup so they could operate efficiently.
The best way to achieve this is by designing and building your own purpose built premises, and that is what they decided to do. They came to us and we worked together to design a building that was going to give them exactly what they needed.
- First we reviewed their land options and helped them select the best block of land that both gave us the space to build what we needed and gave us good access points.
- Then we sat down with the owner to find out exactly what they needed in the building to give them the capacity they needed, and for them to be able to operate as efficiently as possible.
We helped them locate a good site in Burleigh. We then designed and started to build a 1,800m² shed that has a huge refrigeration unit and cool rooms. It has a covered loading dock where deliveries can be driven straight into the cool room, helping to keep all the produce fresher and making unloading and loading more efficient.
The new facilities will increase their capacity tenfold, meaning they can improve range, efficiency and service.
Completion and handover is set for May this year. Check out the latest photos from the project below, and keep an eye on our blog for more updates.
If you’d like to find out more about how we could help you, or if you have any questions, please call on 1300 11 25 11. Or visit www.clarkes.net.au.