Project Specifications

Abacus Property Group

$9.9 million

Epping, Victoria

July 2022

Construction of 3 storey self storage facility


Total has been awarded the Design & Construct contract for the construction of a 3 storey, 10,444m2 self storage facility to accommodate self-storage units, an office space on the ground floor and associated car parking.

Originally intended as a lightweight structure, post tender clarifications required a full redesign to a complete concrete structure, to better future proof the construction.

The facility will be fitted out with 755 storage units of varying sizes and be finished with Storage King’s corporate signage and landscaping.


Inground rock poses an issue on this project, which we aim to mitigate through collaboration with the design team. A possible solution is lifting the building structure to reduce depth in ground.

The client requested new goods lifts in lieu of a hoist has presented challenges with unit layout and structure with new band beams. Coordination of the location of the lift shaft will need to ensure there isn’t a clash.


All internal building services are to be high level to mitigate the risk of encountering rock.

Total has hosted workshops with consultants to develop efficiencies in the storage floor layout, travel routes and potentially increase lettable areas for the client.

Project Contact

Guy Finnis
General Manager VIC

Guy has a wealth of experience within the construction industry. With roles as Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and General Manager, he has successfully completed many projects over the 22 years in the industry. His project portfolio includes sectors such as health, commercial, industrial and residential – new constructions, refurbishments and fit outs. Guy’s strength is his strong collaborative skills, and ability to bring the best out of people and a project.