OBJECTIVES Built in 1964, Building F was originally used as office and warehouse space. The new brief required the ground floor to function as a multifunctional space that could be fitted out with commercial tenancies for growers and traders, open public spaces, cafe, fast food outlet, service centre and fully equipped commercial test and training kitchen. The first floor would house tenancies with the second floor allocated as commercial office space for BML. With an eye on delivering a modern high quality fit-out which would comply with stringent building code requirements, Wiley decided to strip the building back to its core structure and redevelop it using state of the art equipment and services.
2,600m of water and fire service pipe-work
1,000m of drainage pipe-work
14,560m2 of new wall linings
2,900m2 of acoustic ceiling tiles
RESULTS The Fresh Centre provides a highly anticipated and essential area for the markets to thrive. The project satisfied BML’s brief by delivering a multifunctional space that will accommodate interaction between traders, growers and consumers alike. This is maximised by the design allowing the public space to extend onto the ground floor concourse.
This project was awarded the 2012 Master Builders Association Brisbane Housing and Construction Award for Excellence in Sustainable Building.