icubed consulting designed and project managed the 3208 sq metre purpose- built extension at Vanderfield in St George from concept, development approval and tendering through to construction. The diverse team required on this project drew from icubed’s experienced Town Planners, Structural Engineers, Drafters, and Project Managers.
Challenges of remote area installations were faced during construction with icubed travelling to site regularly. The site needed major upgrading of fire services, power and communications infrastructure. At the same time the branch was able to maintain ‘business as usual’ providing service and parts throughout the cotton-picking season. The large roller shutters were needed to allow for the largest John Deere headers to enter into the work bays to be repaired. The local concrete plant was stretched to supply 600cubm of high strength concrete with 98T of structural steel being provided to support two 5 tonne gantry cranes.
The new building includes service kiosks for personalised service; expanded display areas to house small tractors; displays of children’s toys; clothing and consumables such as oil. The workshop has installed wash areas to keep the workshop clean and organised. Oil, air and water systems are reticulated through to central service points in the middle of the building.
Vanderfield is the largest agricultural John Deere distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Their reputation is based on a long history of support from a family run business and icubed continue to support them and other customers in their new ventures.