Project Specifications

First Choice Liquor

$1.2 million

Maroubra, New South Wales

October 2010

Refurbishment and fit-out of a 1920’s workshop.


This project comprised refurbishment of a 1920s showroom/workshop and fit-out for a First Choice Liquor store.

Original buildings comprised a two-storey brick showroom with a dwelling above and a large trussed-roof workshop behind. These structures were joined by a high-level mid-section added in the 1960s. The property was initially used for new/used vehicle sales and mechanical repairs and, more recently, for camper van hire and sales.

The workshop structure was shortened to accommodate road widening at the rear and a steel-framed loading dock added to the side. The mid-section had structural and non-structural mezzanines demolished followed by strengthening of the original structure with steelwork. The two-storey showroom at the front was stripped and female toilets added to the first floor. New slabs and toppings were poured to the entire ground floor area.

Fit-out comprised the installation of vaulted ceilings in the mid and rear sections, polished concrete floors throughout, air conditioning, new shop fronts and entries, lighting to suit the merchandising and new finishes to walls.

The first floor was converted to offices with lunch and meeting facilities with new amenities.

The car park was totally rebuilt with new drainage, pavement and an acoustic-rated steel-framed car port across the full length of the boundary.

New fences and electric gates along with landscaping enclosed the site.

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.