Geelong VIC


Commercial, Industrial, Retail




1,500 sq.m.

Date Completed

March 2022

Metricon, Geelong

New office and display studio development.

Services provided
  • Property advisory
  • Project feasibility / due diligence
  • Project delivery strategy
  • Development management
  • Design management
  • Contract superintendent services


The Metricon Geelong project centered around developing a new office and display studio. This represented a complex challenge, showcasing Akt. Project Management’s prowess in property advisory, contractor procurement services and project design management services. Our task was to source a new office and display suite location in a prime area, equipped with support warehousing and car parking for efficient business operations. This objective required a strategic blend of property portfolio advisory and construction project delivery strategy acumen.

Key challenges included defining, negotiating, and managing base building integration works under the Agreement For Lease, which demanded rigorous project feasibility and due diligence consulting. Integrating and managing client supplier agreements with the design team and Head Contractor was crucial, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, which presented unprecedented global challenges such as resource shortages and supply chain disruptions.

In response to these challenges, our approach was to meticulously source a head contractor that met all operational requirements and to oversee the integration of base building works into the overall project plan. We worked closely with all stakeholders to ensure the project aligned with Metricon’s vision and standards.


The new office and display studio for Metricon Geelong is a testament to Akt. Project Management’s capability to deliver exceptional results in the face of complex challenges. We achieved major savings through the strategic integration of base building works and a National FF&E and Finishes Procurement Strategy across three national Metricon projects.

Our innovative strategies significantly increased efficiencies, addressing the resource shortage due to COVID-19. This ensured the project’s timely completion while maintaining the high standards expected by Metricon. Our expertise in identifying and maintaining focus on quality design outcomes ensured that the balance between high-end retail and efficient workplace design was achieved.

In summary, the project not only met but exceeded expectations, achieving cost savings, efficiency, and upholding the highest standards of property development. It stands as a hallmark of our expertise in transforming challenges into triumphant outcomes.