yomanto shopping centre
When fully opened, Yamanto will home 50 specility stores over 20,000sqm. Image Supplied.
  • Retail centre was developed by JMK Retail
  • Mainbrace was appointed as the Managing Contractor
  • Full centre launch on track for mid-2021

Yamanto Central, located in Ipswich, opened its doors today ahead of schedule.

The new retail centre was developed by JMK Retail with Mainbrace as the Managing Contractor.

Along with building the centre itself, the greenfield project included local infrastructure upgrades, such as new roadworks, which were designed with safe and easy access in mind.

Coles, Kmart and several other speciality shops are now open with the full centre launch on track for the middle of this year. Ultimately, the centre will be home to around 50 speciality stores over 20,000sqm.

The centre intends to emphasise food and beverage options within a deluxe outdoor dining precinct which includes a children’s playscape and community art project.

Mainbrace Queensland State Manager, Duncan McAndrew, remarked it had been a privilege to be involved in the project, adding that the early involvement and collaborative process had paid dividends to the local community.

“To open the doors ahead of schedule is a testament to the collaboration and shared vision between all project partners. Yamanto Central is a major addition to Mainbrace’s Queensland portfolio and we’re proud to have played our part,” said Mr McAndrew.

“Mainbrace has enjoyed being involved in this project from the early conceptual phases through our Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) service.”

“ECI means we were able to work with all project partners from the early design stages to ensure the buildability of the centre’s stunning design, while maximising time and cost efficiencies.”

Duncan McAndrew, Mainbrace Queensland State Manager

JMK Retail’s Jim Kelly said Mainbrace had been appointed in part because of its track record in delivering and understanding the unique dynamics of a large-scale retail project.

“We certainly found that in Mainbrace, and through a successful ECI process, that we now have an early delivery of our centre with a quality that has met our exacting standards,”

“Yamanto Central’s quality and design decisions were strongly influenced by the fact that we are typically long-term owners and it was great to be able to partner with a contractor such as Mainbrace to continually collaborate and achieve these objectives.”

“We are very proud as a family of what has been achieved at Yamanto Central and now are very excited to share this with the community,”

Jim Kelly, JMK Retail

Mainbrace is nearing completion of a new shopping centre in Mackay, in a contract worth about $20 million.

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