Project Specifications

Alpha Flight Services

$4.5 million

Cairns, Queensland

July 2017

Design and construction of an in-flight catering facility.


This project comprised the design and construction of a new land-side catering facility at Melbourne Airport.

The scope included for the fit out of a 10,000m² warehouse incorporating halal and non-halal commercial kitchens, a bakery, cool rooms/freezers and extensive racking.

We also fitted out a new office space which included a top-of-the-range display kitchen for Alpha Flight Services to present their seasonal dishes to new and existing clients.

The design included the production of four blast chillers with the capacity to process eight trolleys each at one time. The controls were programmed to reflect the chilling times for various food types at the push of a button. Multiple safety factors were also built in.


In order to provide maximum flexibility and contingency for additional cool room capacity, the WIP rooms with standard operating temperatures of 16 degrees were designed so that, with a flick of a switch, the rooms can become cool rooms with a standard operating temperature of four degrees. All spaces are monitored and controlled by a Building Management System with user friendly graphics designed specifically for the project. This system sends alerts to various staff via text, phone and email in the event of an abnormal occurrence.

The works were under development for quite some time so the project team had to review and incorporate communication and scope changes over a period of two years to ensure the final build incorporated all client requirements.

Project Contact

Simon Hinneberg
General Manager - Queensland

Simon has broad experience delivering a wide range of commercial and industrial projects. Prior to establishing the Total Construction Queensland office in 2010, he held senior management positions throughout Australia and overseas within international construction and development organisations delivering numerous high-profile projects. He has a thorough understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of construction methodology and possesses exceptional communication skills.