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  • Holden Site To Become Business Park

    The following is a news article from INDAILY ADELAIDE’S INDEPENDENT NEWS. Holden has confirmed the sale of its former vehicle assembly site in Elizabeth to a Melbourne-based developer for an undisclosed sum. The company says the Pelligra Group plans to turn the site into a business park with a range of industrial, manufacturing, construction,...
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  • Holiday Inn

    IHG steps up growth in Melbourne’s west with signing of Holiday Inn Werribee

    Holiday Inn Werribee, the newest hotel in Western Melbourne, to open in 2020. Sydney, Australia, 30 November 2017 – Continuing the Australian momentum for the world’s largest brand family, Holiday Inn®, IHG® today announces the signing of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, in partnership with partner Pelligra Group and Citinova. Opening in 2020,...
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  • A brief history of Pelligra

    An iconic family business with a prestige reputation in the property development and construction industry – explore how Pelligra was constructed....
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  • Jason Allard says big advantages to Steelforce warehouse

    Steelforce is one of Australia’s leading manufacturing structural steel companies with a well-established track record of successful operations....
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  • Construction: At the brink of the future

    For long, humans have been stuck in the mud using nothing but man power and the help of noisy b-grade, high-emission equipment that are today considered obsolete....
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  • Introducing Coolaroo’s Newest Addition: ‘Fifteen Hundred’

    Pelligra is proud to announce that the Pascoe Business Centre will soon open its doors for residents living in or around neighbouring suburbs of the City of Moreland such as Coolaroo, Roxburgh Park, Campbellfield and Meadow Heights. The Pascoe Business Centre, located on 1500 Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo is the North’s newest business destinati...
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  • Precious Braybrook icon brought back to life

    In 2011, Pelligra was granted the right to redevelop the ETA factory. The building and grounds had been substantially altered by vandalism and progressive degradation and remained vacant since 2001. Pelligra received a heritage permit which allowed the demolition of the saw toothed roof factory buildings and reconstruction of the office building in...
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  • From trash to treasure: 9 building materials made from waste products

    According to Building with Waste, a book about building with waste materials, it is presumed that human settlements produce 1.3bn tonnes worth of solid waste products....
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  • Understanding the construction process

    There are several stages involved in the construction process. Understanding all of these steps is vital to anyone within the construction industry and to the every day individual....
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  • Interview: Pip Casabene

    Pelligra are pleased to be part of another project in 2 Jessica Way, Truganina. The latest landmark is drainage business Casabene Group where Pelligra has worked closely with the business family tree to achieve a fully functional warehouse. The size of the site covers 11,608 m² and the warehouse will house office facilities, a workshop …
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  • The art of attracting tenants

    House-hunting can be daunting, especially a time-consuming process for many. After attending countless open for inspections, you soon realise that half of the homes didn’t live up to your expectations, or just weren’t your forte....
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  • Container Living – A more sustainable way of living

    Houses are now literally shipped to your front door as practically a portal living lifestyle: from dock to door....
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  • Empire Epping – A world within

    A world within 719 High Street, Epping. Empire Epping lies at the heart of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing cultural and professional hubs....
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  • The Endeavour: office precinct in Werribee CBD

    Pelligra would like to reveal its latest development: 37-43 Cherry Street. Pelligra will soon transform the existing car park on Cherry Street....
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  • Astro Apartments: The Star on the Horizon

    Pelligra are proud to announce its latest project with Astro Apartments. The plan to construct an innovative development will see a high-end breakthrough in the escalating residential boom, particularly in that of the Sydenham location....
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  • The all new alluring Alpine Development

    Be ready, be part of Pelligra’s development: The Alpine....
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  • Respecting Heritage

    How do we respect our heritage?

    They don’t make them like that anymore. Usually there’s a very good reason – or several. Advances in techniques and materials, without doubt, but also the need to get more things done more quickly and efficiently to be commercially viable....
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  • Is there an answer to the problem of housing affordability?

    Housing affordability in Australia is one of the hot topics of recent times, and one that has been discussed occasionally during the federal election campaign – albeit without any firm policies to address it coming from either major party....
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  • Building a happy workplace

    If you were to ask many business owners to list the most important aspects to consider when building a new facility, ergonomics and aesthetics might not be toward the top of the list – but they should be....
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  • Your company’s built environment is part of your brand

    When you walk into someone’s home for the first time, it’s pretty easy to get a good feel for what they’re like by looking around....
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  • Is your building costing you money?

    Anyone who has worked in a facility that wasn’t designed specifically for either their job or the business as a whole knows all about compromises....
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  • Elevated rail in Melbourne’s south east: Bad for some, better for most

    The current community protest over the proposal to build elevated sections of railway as part of the Victorian government’s plan to remove level crossings raises an important question: when does the greater good of the community take precedence over the preferences of a smaller number of citizens? There are numerous examples in Melbourne a...
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  • It’s time we talked about liveability

    We Melburnians are more than happy to puff out our chests a bit when we hear that Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City (again) by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), but do we really know what that means? Do we care whether it’s more by good fortune than good management? Do we wonder whether …
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  • There’s no such thing as too many tools

    There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to grow up … a bit … sort of. It comes later in life for some, but a pivotal point for many is when we graduate from toy cars to real ones. Can we make it look nicer, go faster, sound more powerful, or …
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  • The sport of construction

    As the AFL and NRL seasons drew to a close, we got to thinking: is there any similarity between sport and construction? Our friends who support Carlton and Brisbane in the AFL and the Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers in the NRL will certainly be hoping that their respective ‘rebuilds’ are well-planned, fully resourced, built …
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  • Should we encourage more privately owned public space?

    Last week’s episode of the satirical ABC TV series Utopia (series 2, episode 3) gave us some food for thought. The storyline had the Nation Building Authority team faced with the challenge of justifying why what had been proposed as a new foreshore park had somehow become an exclusive apartment development, with practically zero public space. O...
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  • Sensible structures promote health and safety

    We love commercial construction, but the buildings themselves are devalued if they aren’t ‘user friendly’, so we never forget that we are creating facilities to make the day-to-day lives of the people who work in them better. At Pelligra, we recognise that our people are our most valuable assets, and we simply assume that all …
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  • Eastland to raise the bar in Australian suburban shopping

    The concept of the suburban shopping strip, with a number of shops and cafes side by side along either side of a prominent road, may not be unique to Australia, but it is completely unknown in some parts of the world. Population density, transport access and climate are amongst the factors that have made massive, …
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  • 20 noteworthy urban renewal projects – Part 2

    My previous blog post listed 11 urban renewal projects from around the world which have either been completed or which are well underway....
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  • 20 noteworthy urban renewal projects – Part 1

      When we started looking at the most prominent and successful urban renewal projects around the world, it became clear that they come in many shapes and sizes....
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  • Will the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend get it right?

    When the Victorian Government announced changes to the plans for the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) in April, there were a few raised eyebrows....
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