Since April 2012 Meinhardt has designed and delivered 15 Coles PAD sites throughout Australia. A PAD site is a small fuel retail and convenience offering.
Our involvement in Cessnock Coles Express included developing the original site concept, securing planning approval, providing construction documentation for all engineering disciplines and project managing the delivery on site.
We have extensive experience in the operational requirements of retail and commercial fuel storage and dispensing sites. We understand what works and what doesn’t work from the location of the fill points in relation to the tanker path to the siting of the tank farm.
During construction, discrepancies between the environmental and hazardous material reports and actual site conditions were encountered. Excavations on site uncovered significant levels of contaminated soil and asbestos incurring additional costs to the project, initially estimated at $500k.
Through careful coordination with the builder finding ways to minimize cost, such as looking for alternative waste disposal facilities and ensuring there have been no duplication of activities with regards to builder’s original scope, final additional cost approved was only $130k.