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Coffs Central Shopping Centre Stage 2 - 2019 MBA AWARD WINNER

Completion date

June 2018


Gowing Bros Limited


35-61 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450




Design and Construct

Project Description

2019 MBA Award Winner – Best Commercial Extensions, Renovations & Refurbishments – $20m to $30m

The Coffs Central Shopping Centre is located at the core of the CBD on one of the busiest junction cross-roads in the city. The original centre comprised a two-storey retail building.

Gowing Bros engaged Lipman to add basement parking / extend and refurbish the Shopping Centre / add two levels of commercial office development / add one level of above ground parking  / add roof slab / create a beautiful building.


> the shopping centre had to continue to operate through the project, requiring strategic staged construction works

> site restrictions required a tower crane and innovative material handling techniques eg. structurally framed external cladding, precast concrete, and large-scale façade glazing

> the design had to allow for future development including six levels of hotel development


The finished product is a modern and sleek development that is both beautiful and practical. The glass lifts at the entrance compliment the timber look and glazed cladding which are the dominant features of the exterior, while the interior showcases polished concrete floors, glass display walls, timber beams and bespoke artwork.

The project was completed ahead of time, with minimal disruption to existing retail outlets and surrounding traffic. It was also completed with zero Lost Time Injuries both on site and among the public. In addition, the innovative engineering, design and architectural solutions employed have given the building the structural capacity to grow significantly higher!

We’re very proud of the result and were delighted to be awarded an “Excellence in Building Award” by the Master Builders Association, NSW Northern Region Division.

We would like to thank our client, Gowing Bros, our project team and our consultants for their efforts and ongoing support.



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Level 6, 66 Berry Street,
North Sydney
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North Sydney NSW 2060


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