Project Specifications

George Weston Foods (Tip Top)

$6 million

Newcastle, New South Wales

September 2016

Full civil, structural, internal and external fit-out and upgrade works to an existing bakery.


Total Construction was engaged to carry out works to enable an increase in capacity for bulk loading and unloading of bakery products. The construction of a new roll on/roll off dock was required and it was imperative that it met OH&S regulations.

Internally, we removed all existing fibre ceiling tiles and replaced them with hygienic sandwich panels. We removed existing steel floor ties which were replaced with a new epoxy slip-resistant floor.

The building protection was upgraded with the installation of a new fire sprinkler system and the installation of lighting, including emergency and exit lights to conform to the latest BCA Standards. Site security was improved by way of the installation of automatic remote access gates.

Staff amenities were reconstructed to accommodate for an additional number of employees.


The site was closed for four months for the works to progress. To meet clearly defined client deadlines, program scheduling and project handover were critical. Total agreed on high liquidated damages, however these deadlines were achieved and the transfer of key manufacturing back to the site enabled a smooth seamless transition for production to commence.

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.