Scalzo Foods


Ravenhall VIC






25,000 sq.m.

Date Completed

October 2021

Scalzo Foods, Ravenhall

Successful Agreement For Lease in record time.

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


The project for Scalzo Foods, a prominent dry foods import and exporter with a manufacturing and distribution centre in Ravenhall, Victoria, presented Akt. Project Management with a unique set of challenges.

Our expertise in contract superintendent services, design management, and development management was put to the test in this endeavour. Scalzo Foods faced difficulties in garnering appropriate responses from developers to their brief, with offers being widely spread and inconsistent. This scenario required a sophisticated project delivery strategy, coupled with rigorous project feasibility and due diligence, along with insightful tender advisory.

Our team was tasked with bridging the gap between Scalzo Foods’ requirements and the market offerings. The challenge lay in aligning the tenders’ perceptions and capabilities with the specific needs and expectations of Scalzo Foods. This required a deep understanding of the industry, the market trends, and a strategic approach to contract negotiation and communication.


In response to this challenge, Akt. Project Management undertook a strategic re-evaluation and adjustment of the initially issued market brief. We carefully rewrote the brief and adjusted the facility design to better meet market construction expectations. This strategic move resulted in competitive and aligned submissions from all tenders, leading to a successful Agreement For Lease (AFL) in record time.

Furthermore, major cost savings were achieved prior to securing the AFL. This was accomplished by integrating the manufacturing system design and services infrastructure into the Base Building works. Our team’s ability to foresee and incorporate these integrations early in the process resulted in significant financial efficiencies, demonstrating our commitment to delivering value to our clients.

The successful outcome of the Scalzo Foods project is a testament to Akt. Project Management’s capability to navigate complex market scenarios and deliver results that not only meet but exceed client expectations.