Project Specifications

Alexander Wholesalers

$7.5 million

Emu Plains, New South Wales

January 2011

Design and construction of a new 8,000 sqm building


Total Construction was selected by Alexander Wholesalers on behalf of their tenant, BlueScope Lysaghts, to design and construct a new 8,000sqm building and associated works. The building will house a relocated rolling mill plant from another site in New South Wales.

It was a condition of the contract to use an associate company, BlueScope Building Solutions, to design and construct the steel frame building. The scope included extensive civil, concrete slabs and paving, electrical and hydraulic services, OHT cranes and site landscaping to meet the conditions of the development approval by Penrith Council.

The building is a rigid portal frame 115m x 70m x 13m high with
2 x 5T and 2 x 10T OHT cranes. The paved area is 13,400sqm.

An experienced team of designers and subcontractors were assembled and the works fast tracked to achieve the tight delivery deadlines. All works come in ahead of schedule and the building was handed over in time for BlueScope Lysaghts to meet production requirements.


Programming of the works was critical to the success of the project. The contract was awarded in mid-August and had to be completed by 19 December 2010 to a stage where BlueScope could move plant into the new building and be operational by 17 January 2011.


Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.