As a result of global pandemic and Kmart’s upcoming lease expiry, Kmart faced complexities in demand profile, that meant they needed a solution that could provide future flexibility to tailor to changing customer needs.
A combination of supply and demand dynamics not in favour of Kmart, multiple client stakeholders involved in the decision-making process, and undertaking DC design and property procurement process during the pandemic, created multiple challenges for Kmart to navigate.
After considering Kmart’s challenges, in order to meet the supply and demand dynamics of the market, TMX project managed the site from end-to-end, beginning with a comprehensive property procurement process, including the negotiation of AFL and lease documentation with legal representatives.
In addition, a detailed base-building design specification integrated with the bespoke fit out requirements of the semi-automated operations was provided.
Through the implementation of the suggested solutions, numerous savings and incentives were garnered, through the identification of a site of sufficient size (80,000sqm or 861,112sqf) to ensure that Kmart’s facility could be constructed without any compromise to the operations.
Savings included; securing 10% of incentives, equating to AUD$5.2 million of upfront cash, as well as an additional AUD$5.73 million of provisional sums to protect Kmart in the integration of fitout items and operational requirements.
Strategic engagement of a layered and dynamic stakeholder group across the entire ANZ Kmart business to ensure alignment of all parties throughout the process, which allowed for engagement with neighboring tenants in the Superhub precinct to identify freight and logistics synergies. Due to the successful outcomes, a standard specification document was developed to be re-deployed across similar Kmart developments moving forward.