Tomkins to deliver Forest Glen Village Centre

Tony Riddle, Board Chair, Michael White, Board member with Barry from Tomkins planning the Forest Glen Village Centre

Forest Glen Village Centre has today announced leading Queensland construction company, Tomkins Commercial, has commenced constructing Stage One of the multimillion dollar development on the Sunshine Coast. 

Tomkins will deliver three buildings comprising a total of 4,500sqm on the 16,000sqm site.

The buildings which will include a 1,500sqm tenancy for anchor tenant White’s IGA Supermarket will also feature a medical centre, pharmacy, dentist, cafes and specialty stores, in addition to a 240-vehicle carpark.

In announcing the commencement of Tomkins, Forest Glen Village Centre Board Chair, Tony Riddle, said the Group was pleased to see work begin on site.

“We’re delighted to have reached this exciting milestone as construction begins on Stage One for the Forest Glen Village Centre,” Mr Riddle said.

“With the refurbishment of the existing structures and significant early works recently completed, we can now turn our attention to the development of these three new buildings which will create a mixed retail, health and commercial space for the local community.

“We’re proud to be creating a precinct that will be a destination for families and businesses alike given the range of services it will offer.”

In welcoming its latest project to the Tomkins’ Sunshine Coast portfolio of work, Tomkins General Manager, Julian French, said the business was pleased to be working with Forest Glen Village Centre to deliver this new precinct.

“This is an exciting project for Tomkins and we’re looking forward to working with Forest Glen Village Centre as they realise their vision for this important multi-use precinct,” Mr French said.

“As the Sunshine Coast continues to grow, developments such as this ensure communities have local access to retail and health services.

“This will be our seventh project in the region so we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver projects that bring benefits for our clients and the local community.”

With the project anticipated to create up to 200 direct jobs for the region, in addition to opportunities for local contractors and trades, Mr French said Tomkins was committed to creating value for the wider region.

“Local suppliers and trades play an important role in the construction of projects such as this so we look forward to working with local industry to deliver an outstanding precinct.”

Construction is scheduled for completion by August 2022, with the precinct’s buildings to be named after endemic trees in the area – Kurrajong, Bunya, Acacia and Tallowood.