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Lion Dairy Distribution Centre

QLD - Australia

This project comprises of an extension to the facility that is currently in operation within the existing distribution centre site. Works include a new additional cool room and bio retention basin. The design has been incorporated with the construction of a 200m2 cool room along with associated roofing, civil and landscaping works. The project was complex due to the operational nature of the existing distribution centre at the front of the site. Therefore, careful planning and coordination of all activities was critical to the successful completion of the not only the Cool Room project, but also the core operational activities of the centre. This, coupled with construction traffic utilizing a shared access via the centres only operating driveway, shared use of the building busy loading bay and interface with the franchise owners and delivery trucks resulted in a challenging project.

ALDI Distribution Facility

QLD - Australia

This project was delivered under a Design and Construct contract with Cockram engaging Jacobs Engineering Group to deliver the design component of the works. The facility was constructed as part of the Brendale Connect Industrial development precinct, on the site of the former brickworks, approximately 18 Kilometers from the Brisbane CBD.

The project incorporated the design and construction of a 50,000m2 warehouse and office space facility which included the provisions of ambient warehouse space, storage and racking facilities, coolhouse facilities along with associated civil and landscaping works. The distribution centre is registered for Green Star – Industrial Design v1 rating and a 4 star Green Star rating.  Sustainable initiatives and design principles planned within the development included; water harvesting and recycling, energy efficiency and co-ordination within the refrigeration plant to eliminate synthetic refrigerants, and the minimisation of PVC and volatile organic compounds in its construction.


International Flavors & Fragrances Flying Dragon Project

Guangzhou, China

A new plant on a Greenfield 38,500 m² site. The plant consists of the major buildings including Powder and Liquid Manufacturing Building, Raw Material and Finished Goods Warehouse, Utility Building, Administration Building, Flammable Warehouse, Tank Farm, Waste Water Treatment Centre, Recycle Waste Shelter and Fire Fighting Tank and Pump Room.

Givaudan Kuai Project

Nantong, China

This project was completed on a Greenfield site in three phases.  The Production Building  has a total area of 11233m2, includes three level steel reinforced concrete structure containing production rooms, a two- level Office Room, two-level Utility Room, warehouse with steel beams and columns, insulated double skin metal panel wall and roof.  Also included in the scope of works were a Packing Room, Buffer Room, CIP Room, Process Flavour Room, Blender Room, SD Room,Weight Room, Blender Dumping, PAL and Liquid Room.

Alcan Cable Project

Tianjin, China

A new light industrial facility for Alcan Cable Tianjin Co., Ltd for the production of high technology, flame retardant cable products based on new alloy technology. The facility was constructed on a land parcel in the Tianjin Airport Industrial Park and consisted of two phases of approximately 35,000m2 in total.  The project was completed on time and within budget to an international level of quality.

Kraft Project Picasso

Suzhou, China

A c.41,000m2 expansion to an existing facility for processing granular sugar, flour, palm oil and glucose. Operations consist of ingredient dumping, mixing, forming, baking, cream filling addition, cooling and packaging (2-stage).   it is intended to develop the site to double production capacity over two phases.  To achieve this, Cockram is constructing additional buildings, utilities and site infrastructure.  An extension to the existing staff amenities building is also being undertaken as part of the project.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service


Fitout of an existing building for the purpose of blood processing, production, sampling and administration for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. The facility is the Victorian and Tasmanian Principal Site (VTPS) of the ARCBS. The scope included all fitout and services, including the provision of all new plant and equipment to approximately 16,500m2 with a Basement, Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor.  Consisting of Offices, staff breakout and meeting rooms, Reception, Laboratories, warehousing, Cool & Freezer rooms, Plant areas and landscaping.
Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2012 Commercial Buildings $30M  $80M
Winner – Master Builder of the Year 2012

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Costco Wholesale Ringwood

VIC - Australia

Construction of new Costco Membership Warehouse facilities including internal fitout and limited on-site/off-site works.  With approximately 44,487m2 Gross Floor Area including two basement car parking levels and the main retail floor, the construction of the new warehouse consisted of concrete floor slabs, suspended slabs and columns structure with wide span portal frame with metal deck cladding exterior.  The interior includes feature entrance lobby, canopies suspended from structural frame, single storey internal office / support areas, mezzanine level plant platforms and staff breakout area, meat, bakery preparations areas, service deli, rotisserie, freezer and cooler, optical centre, hearing aid centre, tyre centre and food court.

Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2013 Excellence in Health and Safety

National Training Areas & Ranges Improvement Programme (NTARIP)

WA - Australia

A range of civil, general maintenance and radar system upgrade in four locations North of Perth (Lancelin, Bindoon, Muchea, Swanbourne) was delivered for the Department of Defence. The works formed part of a major range improvement program being executed across Australia, and included kilometers of road upgrades, general facilities improvements and the installation of technically complex radar systems. These systems were designed and installed within Cockram’s contract including a portion of work that was leading edge technology, the first time ever installed in Australian Defence ranges.

Tooheys - Bright Beer Cellar

NSW - Australia

Located at the Lidcombe facility which has been occupied by Tooheys since the 1960’s, the project works for the new Bright Beer Cellar which commenced in September 2011 have included the demolition and relocation of the existing brewing maintenance workshop and engineering offices, and the civil construction, foundation and drainage works surrounding the relocation.
The project works were undertaken using a Design and Construct delivery method. The project scope for the Bright Beer Cellar also included construction of infrastructure to allow for the installation of new plant within the new civil structure and new beer transfer lines from each filter line to the new bright beer cellar and to each packaging filler.

Continental Expansion Storehouse

Tianjin China

The project is an expansion of an existing facility in Tianjin and will primarily consist of warehouse space for the storage of high quality automotive electrical parts. The building will incorporate inspection rooms, storehouses and office areas.
Cockram was engaged by Continental to provide an EPCM consulting service which involved the URS preparation and review of the design documentation prepared by a local Chinese Design Institute. Our service continued on into a full construction management delivery where CPL engineers were provided to the site to supervise and manage all site activities, including Safety, Quality, Time and Cost. The project was completed in January 2012 and achieved all client objectives.

Boehringer Ingelheim Panda Project

Shanghai - China

This 17,000m2 project includes an Ampule and Solids packaging building (APP), which houses QA/QC offices, general offices and multiple packaging lines.  The APP Building is linked to a fully automated lights out High-Bay Warehouse (HBW).  At 22m high this warehouse is equipped with a European racking system and demands strict tolerances in base building construction.  The 3-level Centre of Competence (CoC) houses high quality lab and working offices.

Associated works include Hazardous Goods store, Pumphouse and Firefighting Water Tank, Waste, Gate Houses and upgrades to the existing infrastructure including a new 4000KVa substation, underground services, ring road and packing areas.

Rio Tinto Project

Linping China

Rio Tinto Minerals Asia (RTMA) is a Mining and Materials Company who is setting up an Asia Technology Center (ATC) to support market development and customer’s needs in greater China.
The center is located on the existing QMP site in Suzhou, occupying one corner of the site and is linked with the existing site services.
The facility is a nominal area of 980m2 on two levels. Level 1 will house RTMA Office, Laboratory, Research and Development, utilities and storage. Space will be created on the second level for future office. The facility will also be used for technical, analytical and innovation services for both RTMA and its customers. The facility also includes a chemical storage.
Cockram delivered an initial Feasibility Study prior to providing an EPCM service for the complete delivery of the project. The concept and detailed design was prepared by our in house design engineering team prior to handover to our Site Construction Management team for execution of the site works. The project is due for completion in August 2012.

Woolworths Truck Maintenance Facility

Queensland - Australia

The Woolworths Truck Maintenance facility was designed and constructed for a site at the rear of Woolworths’ major distribution centre at Larapinta, south west of Brisbane.
The facility features sunken service and maintenance pits, prefabricated service modules and cleaning facilities.
These are all housed in a freestanding structure with truck parking, hardstand areas and related service infrastructure all part of the construction project.
Cockram Construction delivered this project for Woolworths Limited via a design and construct contract.

Sanofi-Aventis Lotus Relocation Project

January 2012

Located within the Rankin Park Campus adjacent to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, the 16,000 m²building consists of 2 five storey wings (east & west) of solid elements linked together by a two storey elevated glass entry pod. This project is a green-field facility in Hangzhou for Sanofi-Aventis designed to replace the current production facility. The site has a total area of 49,587m2 of which the new plant will be approximately 30,000m2.  The new facility will comprise areas including manufacturing, distribution centre, warehouse, solvent store, energy centre, administration, laboratory and amenities.

CSR Gyprocket Project

VIC – Australia

The CSR Gyprocket Project incorporates the design, fabrication, supply and construction of buildings and associated roadways and laydown for the manufacture of plasterboard.


Streets Icecream Factory Extension

NSW – Australia

Unilever’s Streets Icecream factory in Minto had reached its production limits after ten years of operation. Cockram was awarded the contract to design and construct an extension to the existing ice cream production facility building. The project consisted of a 1,500sqm building extension to accommodate the new stick line and a flexible line for Thickshake, Bulk and Viennetta. Cockram’s scope included constructing a new ring road capable to carry B-double trucks. We also provided new hydraulic and mechanical services to the new food grade extension.
Existing equipment was relocated and a new tank farm was constructed on a suspended mezzanine designed for low temperatures.

Tooheys Brewery Upgrade

NSW - Australia

The works for Tooheys Brewery at their Lidcome facility consisted of an upgrade to the existing brewery beer production facilities and utility services.  Construction activities included demolition of existing structures, and construction of a new beer processing building, general workshop and cellar.  New plant and equipment was installed.  The works were completed while operations remained ongoing, thus minimal disruption was a critical factor throughout the construction period.

DSTO Site Rationalisation Project Stage 2a

VIC – Australia

Construction works associated with four buildings on a secure Defence site. Work included general laboratories, industrial laboratories, offices, conference theatre, library and other general facilities. This project was completed in an operational Defence facility, with highly stringent security requirements.

McCain Foods French Fry Manufacturing Facility

Harbin – China

Design and construction of McCain’s Greenfield French fry processing facility in Harbin Heilongjiang Province, capable of producing 7.5 tonnes of French Fries per hour.

Scholle Packaging Facility Fitout

Suzhou - China

Scholle Industries appointed Cockram to undertake the general construction services for its leased facility. The main scope of Cockram’s services included: general construction services, local project construction permits and approvals, quality controls, program controls, construction management and safety controls, project completion and as-built documentation.

Lidcombe Ice Manufacturing Facility

NSW - Australia

Construction management services were provided for a new 1300 sqm ice production facility at Sefton to accommodate the needs of the expanding company.

The plant manufactures block and bagged ice for consumable use. This requires food grade specified areas.  The bulk of the building area is dedicated to Ice warehousing and the warehouse temperature is -25°C.  The project involved constructing a suspended insulated slab capable of carrying a load of 25kPa. Over this is a portal frame building clad with sandwich panel. Also incorporated are an office area and caretakers accommodation.

Green's Foods Manufacturing Consolidation

NSW - Australia

The purpose of the manufacturing consolidation project for Green’s Foods was to consolidate all food production activities within Green’s facility at Glendenning.  This building has the following functions: head office for Green’s Foods Limited, storage of raw materials, production of food products and storage of finished product.  On completion of the consolidation project, the finished product storage area within the building included food production lines relocated from the other western Sydney premises.  All the works were carried out within an operating food manufacturing environment where food safety and hygiene standards were maintained throughout the project, with nil unscheduled production outages.