Huge structure starts to tower over Warwick
THE new Bunnings Warehouse building is on its way up and it's hard to miss.
The mammoth construction site has been a hive of activity this week as giant concrete walls were placed to form the shell of the structure dwarfing the numerous surrounding homes and businesses.
Bunnings general manager of property Andrew Marks said construction works were currently under way and progressing as planned at the new Bunnings Warehouse Warwick site.
"Construction has progressed to the erection of the external concrete wall panels with structural steel to be added shortly,” he said.
"The new Bunnings Warehouse Warwick represents a $16 million investment in the local economy and will span approximately 7000 square metres once complete.”
The new store is expected to open in late 2018.
The Toowoomba arm of Hutchinsons Builders is in charge of the project and is fabricating all concrete wall panels on site.
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said it was great to see the development forging ahead.
"They are tripling the size of their business, which will be positive for employment and the economy of the region,” she said.