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Costco North Lakes

Leading Queensland civil contractors, Universal Civil, were awarded the civil works component of Queensland's first Costco store. When it came to choosing the right stormwater solution for the job, Universal could not look past VPipe™ concrete pipes.

The first Costco store in Queensland will be built on solid foundations with proven VPipe concrete pipes at the heart of the stormwater drainage system.  

Just thirty minutes from Brisbane City is the booming satellite suburb of North Lakes. This ever growing residential and commercial hub will get a boost with the construction of Queensland’s first membership based Costco retail centre.

This massive project, located just a few minutes off the Bruce Highway from Boundary Road, features a 10,000sqm retail space, 800 car parks, a petrol station and employ over 300 full and part time positions. It is truly a project of epic proportions and one that needs committed and reliable contractors to ensure the target completion date is met.

After initial earthworks on the project were completed, leading developer, ADCO, sought a trusted and proven contractor to provide the stormwater and drainage component of the project. Taking the location and size of the project into consideration, they needed someone with proven project capability. Enter Universal Civil.

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VPipe™ is an excellent product. It gives us 30-40% faster installation when compared to steel reinforced concrete pipes.

Vince Neuss/ ACT Civil, ACT