G Brothers Mercedes-Benz Showroom, Mona Vale
Northrop worked with FDC on the design and construct of two new vehicle showrooms for G Brothers Mercedes-Benz at Mona Vale, NSW. The state-of-the-art dealership features a 1,100sqm showroom split over two levels.
The project was in two stages. The first stage was to partially demolish an old workshop building and transform the rear portion of the remaining structure into a Pre-Owned Showroom for cars and vans. It featured shop front glazing, new internal and external hardstand slabs and pavers, plus a large steel awning for undercover protection.
Stage two was the build of a New Car Showroom for Mercedes-AMG (the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz), located in the large open area on the upper level of the building. After consulting with FDC and SBA architects, Northrop proposed a flat slab option for the concrete slab, offering benefits such as flexibility in room layout, ease of framework installation, increased clear floor height underneath and less construction time.
The addition of timber stairs and a frameless glass hydraulic car lift shaft added function and aesthetics to the establishment. New Mercedes-Benz signage and feature lighting were prominent throughout the interior fit-out and exterior façade.
Our team undertook rigorous analysis at every stage, to achieve the right balance between structural requirements and costing. We completed both phases of the build within 18 months. The project subsequently won the 2017 annual Master Builder Association Excellence in Construction Award for Best Retail Building - New Building.
2017 Winner of MBA for Best Retail Building - New Building