Getting to the heart of retail

Building a successful retail shopping centre that will attract the best tenants and high traffic is a highly complex job. That’s why many of Australia’s leading developers, such as AMP, Colonial First State and Stockland, choose the WGE Retail engineering team as their partner on these projects.

Our retail team have worked on hundreds of retail projects including major commercial shopping centres such as Brisbane’s Willows Shopping Centre, regional shopping strips such as Bunbury Forum and large distribution centres for clients such as Coles Myer and Woolworths.

Our deep commercial know-how in this sector means that we are experts at maximizing rental space and footprint while still enabling flexible usage for various types of tenants. We take a long-term view to your complex job and offer simple cost-effective solutions with every stakeholder in mind.

Whether you’re building a new retail complex or expanding your existing one, WGE is the team for the job.

Five reasons to choose WGE Retail

  • We know the sector well. We have a 50-year history in delivering on many retail projects and have worked on everything from multi-level shopping centres, strip shops to specialty retail centres. There’s not much we haven’t done in the retail space.
  • We’re thorough from the start. We look into every detail from the building services required for your tenancy mix, where expansion can occur, where utility infrastructure is located to how you are going to bill your tenants and much more. We leave no stone unturned when planning your retail precinct.
  • We’re always thinking about the future. While we’re planning for your immediate needs, we’re also keeping our eyes firmly on the future. We know that your building must remain efficient yet be expandable and flexible to ensure ongoing satisfaction of your tenants and meet shopper expectations.
  • We deliver when we say we will. Time is money in the retail sector. That’s why we work hard to understand your commercial imperatives from day one so we can deliver our work on time to help you fulfil your occupancy objectives.
  • We dig deep. For established retail precincts, often clients have little knowledge of what engineering services lie beneath the ground and how it might impact their expansion plans. We’re great at digging up the past so together we can create the future.

Our advice to clients

Keep accurate records of what’s in the ground, your designs, plant information and conditions and approvals with respect to authorities. Good documentation will save you time and money in the future, especially if you’re planning to expand or refurbish.

News & Articles

News July 05, 2017

WGE informs new training for managing underground assets

WGE is working with Engineering Education Australia (EEAUST) and Open Learning, on a new training module to inform the management of underground assets or subsurface utilities. Available through Open Learning in July 2017, the read more »

News October 16, 2017

WGE delivers 6 Star Green Star outcome for Bank of Melbourne

The flagship branch at 525 Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD is the first Victorian bank branch to achieve 6 Star rating. The result is a comfortable, efficient, productive and healthy space for customers read more »

News October 11, 2017

Tricks of the trade to deliver a better building

WGE’s Michael Ruescher recently spoke to the Property Council of Australia about the bespoke solutions developed for Blackburne’s Oracle apartment development in Perth. This story was originally published on the Property Council of Australia’s read more »

News October 03, 2017

ICT achievements recognised at BICSI Awards

WGE’s Melbourne-based Telecomms & ICT team have been recognised for their work at St John of God Hospital, Berwick. At the South Pacific round of the BICSI Awards, the team received the excellence award read more »