The walls are up, and the roof is on as construction proceeds on a new Sunshine Mitre 10 at North Lakes due to open later this year.
The new store will employ more than 30 staff and cater to the strong and increasing demand from the building and trade sector in the area.
The groundbreaking on the new store at Stapylton St took place in March, with plans approved by Moreton Bay Regional Council in December, and even with the record-breaking rainfall, the project is progressing well.
Sunshine Mitre 10 General Manager, Neil Hutchins said the new store would complement other stores in the Mitre 10 network in the South East Queensland region.
“As the population continues to grow rapidly, there is increasing and consistent demand for building supplies and construction materials,” Mr Hutchins said.
Mr Hutchins said the new site was ideally positioned to service the local area as well as Greater Brisbane with its location close to the Bruce Highway.
The new North Lakes site will be 6,500sqm, with over 3,000sqm under roof. It will feature dedicated departments including building and hardware, homewares, lighting and electrical, hand and power tools, kitchen, painting and decorating, outdoor living, a large garden centre, appliances and plumbing as well as the dedicated trade products and services and the well-managed trade drive-through experience Mitre 10 are known for.
Mr Hutchins said more than 25,000 people are currently estimated to call North Lakes home, with the population predicted to grow by approximately 30% over the next decade, so the demand to service both trade and DIY customers is strong.
“With the addition of another Mitre 10 to the Brisbane network, we are working to keep independently operated hardware strong. By working together, we can provide the best service and offer for DIY and trade customers.
“This new store will include all the latest brands and products and showcase the best hardware product available. The site will have everything you need to get in, get out, and get on with it,” Mr Hutchins said.
Mr Hutchins said in addition to the new staff to be employed when the store opens in late 2022, during the construction phase, the project would also generate jobs for the building and construction industry, supplying employment for local builders and contractors.
For more information about Sunshine Mitre 10 visit www.sunshinehardware.com.au.