Harvey Norman & IKEA Bulky Goods Development

Swedish homemaking giant IKEA joined Harvey Norman in building a massive $190 million shopping complex in Springvale. The site set on the corner of Princess Highway and Westall Rd, was boasted as Australia’s largest Homemaker Centre in 2011, sitting on an 80,000sqm site.

  • Business Unit: BSA | Build | Allstaff & BSA | Maintain
  • Location:Springvale, Victoria
  • Work Type: HVAC & Mechanical

The Homemaker Centre comprises of 20 stores, including the furnishing giants IKEA and Harvey Norman. The 35,000sqm IKEA Springvale store becomes Melbourne's second (the other being IKEA Richmond) and Australia’s largest IKEA outlet, with 3,000 parking spaces.

BSA | Build was responsible for the mechanical services for the entire complex and began working on the project in May 2010. Extensive research and modelling of the mechanical system produced a highly efficient centralised plant system that minimises energy consumption, without compromising interior comfort levels. The Harvey Norman/IKEA project features a fully engineered, CFD modelled car park ventilation system. The car park impulse fans utilized were purpose built for this project, in conjunction with Fantech, with energy efficiency and performance in mind. The main IKEA store is also serviced by chilled beams and 100% fresh air Trane heat recovery air handling units, whilst rain water collected from the 5.5 hectare roof area is stored in six rain water tanks, with a capacity of over 3 million litres for reuse throughout the building.

BSA | Maintain also provides a national preventative and repair maintenance service to 684 Harvey Norman sites. BSA | Maintain manages all service requests through it's national call centre aqnd direct delivers the majority of services with it's own technicians.