The Woolworths Express service station project in Oakleigh began construction in May 2016. Just 10 weeks later they were pumping petrol.
Modscape and Surefoot worked in partnership with the client to deliver a modular solution that provides a commercially and aesthetically pleasing template for petrol stations to be rolled out across Australia.
The efficient design comprises of two modules that provide all the necessary facilities for the petrol station – cool room, freezer, staff area, fuel pumping controls, service zones and ample space for the trading area displays.
As the building houses all of the essential amenities for the station’s operations, a high level of services coordination has been integrated into the building. In keeping with the external aesthetic of similar Woolworths projects, the building features a timber composite signage tower which denotes the entrance to the space.
The awning that wraps around the building is also constructed out of modules and ensures the outdoor displays are protected from the elements. It was designed to overlap with the larger canopy hovering above the petrol pumps to make sure motorists don’t have to get wet making their fuel pit stop on those many rainy Melbourne days.