Delivering Qld’s largest industrial rooftop solar installation

ThomsonAdsett understands the challenges of the shifting industrial, retail and commercial markets. Sustainable design is now vital and we are committed to reducing every single project’s negative impact on the environment.

Our Retail and Commercial team has recently delivered the new Darra Industrial Estate in Brisbane, comprising two premium industrial warehouses on a 29,000sqm site. The warehouses combined feature the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic installation on an industrial building in Queensland.

Warehouse 1 is a 7,200sqm facility for a metal fabrication company with 80 car spaces. The design includes an open production space as well as office and dispatch areas. Warehouse 2 is a 4,000sqm facility for a construction and civil hire company with 40 car spaces. The design also features an open production space with a 16-tonne crane beam, internal and external wash down facilities, a motor racing mechanic’s bay and offices.

Meanwhile, another of our recent projects, Ripley Town Centre, has received a 5 Star Green Star accreditation. The project involved the innovative use of 1,800 photovoltaic solar panels. The panels are part of a system that will help generate a sizable portion of the Town Centre’s power needs at peak times while doubling as car park shade structures.

Since 1971, we’ve completed more than 450 industrial, commercial and retail projects. We have a track record of mastering diverse site conditions, authority requirements and customer and tenant perceptions in a multitude of locations across Australia.

ThomsonAdsett has a long history of working with major national tenants including:

  • Bunnings
  • Woolworths
  • Big W
  • Coles
  • Target
  • Kmart
  • BI-LO
  • IGA
  • Aldi
  • Officeworks
  • Dan Murphy’s
  • Coles Express
  • 7-Eleven

Our Retail and Commercial team is led by Sean Byrne – a talented designer with over 18 years’ experience working in Australia, Canada, China, Dubai and Germany. Sean is supported by an accomplished team including Tony Houston, who has over 40 years’ experience and has successfully delivered more than 200 major retail, commercial and industrial projects.

We look forward to working closely with our clients to deliver innovative industrial projects that carefully consider environmental, economic and social impacts and benefits.

To find out how ThomsonAdsett can assist you on your industrial project, contact Simone Musgrave, National Director of Business Development, on 0416 072 723 or at