Commercial / Retail

Mernda Rail, Info and Jobs Hub

Mernda, Victoria, Australia

In May 2017, Barpa successfully completed a fit out of the Mernda Rail, Info and Jobs Hub in Epping, Victoria for the Mernda Rail Extension Project.

Barpa was contracted by John Holland to deliver the project which involved extensive refurbishment and remodelling of an existing building. The project was managed by Barpa’s Alex Kerr and Carl Peterson. Alex and Carl who are both talented artists also contributed their personal art to the project which was scanned and affixed to the walls to provide a warm inviting space, which also paid respect to the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri people.

The Jobs Hub will help jobseekers from all backgrounds find meaningful employment. The Hub offers face-to-face support, assistance with job applications and resume writing, as well as training opportunities, and will connect jobseekers to employers and suitable roles.

Origin Energy Fitout


Fitout to approximately 24,000m² for Origin energy’s Melbourne premises in the CBD. The fitout includes Tenancy C at ground level and offices levels 1 through to 20, (noting levels 10 and 11 are plant levels). This fitout is 5 Star Green Star design and as-built (pending).

IKEA Tempe Showroom and Warehouse Store

NSW - Australia

The 39,000 sqm store (equivalent to 20 football fields) with car parking for 1775 cars and 2.5 km of shopping, sits on a 2.3 hectare site and is located in Tempe – South West of Sydney CBD.
The two level rectangular shaped building comprises:
– A bulky goods showroom
– Unlicensed restaurant (approximate capacity for 750 people)
– Children’s play area
– Warehouse
– Swedish food market
– Office space
– Public amenities and loading dock.
The project is unique in that it was constructed on an old rubbish tip site. A seven hundred metre methane gas wall was constructed to allow ventilation of the methane gases underneath a portion of the new building.
The existing heritage listed ATECO building and clock tower has been retained for use as IKEA’s headquarters, which will ensure the local character and visual amenity of the area is conserved. The project design is also highly focused on encouraging the pedestrian and cycle traffic to IKEA through the use of regional cycle paths through the site.