Palmers Planet Garden Centre comprises a 1,001m² retail store, 1,310m² crop cover, 667.51m2 yard and 79 car parking spaces. It has a café incorporated into the retail and crop cover area. The development is on Greville Road in Pinehill, Albany.
The main building consists of a structural steel frame. It is enclosed using EPS panels sitting on precast concrete panels and complete at the front with a glazed front elevation. The roof consists of colour steel roof, Palsun solar Olympic Blue Polycarbonate roofing panels and auto opening windows all of which contribute to allowing daylight and air flow into the building.
Contractor: Ebert Construction
Architect: Black Box Architects
Engineer: Day consultants
Landscape architect: Bespoke Landscape Architects
Form of contract: Design Build
Completion Date: 03/09/2012
Project Duration: 26 weeks
Project Value: $2 million
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