Sunday 17 February 2013


Grocon has been working at the Emporium site in central Melbourne since late 2010. Buildings on the site between Lonsdale and Little Bourke Street have been progressively demolished and excavation is underway to create a two level basement. The construction of a new retail building began in 2012. Grocon has completed night works to erect steel retention systems supporting the historic facades fronting on to Lonsdale and Little Bourke Streets, which date back to around 1920.

The new Emporium will ultimately have around 250 speciality shops, creating a new shopping precinct in the heart of the city, linking the current Myer and David Jones buildings in Bourke Street with Melbourne Central in Lonsdale Street. Two tunnels have been constructed under Little Bourke Street and multi level airbridges over Little Bourke Street will also be established to ease pedestrian access between the buildings. Grocon is building the new Emporium for client Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

This post is part of the Shadow Shot Sunday meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.


  1. Great photos of the construction crew at work. I'm retired and love to watch people work.

  2. It amazes me that mere humans can build such mighty structures!

    Shadowy Bell

  3. I agree, it is amazing what we mere humans can do!! Terrific captures, Nick! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Great compositions! The bright orange against the neutral lines and shapes of the construction make great pictures! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  5. Looks like they are making some good progress.

  6. It is very unfortunate that I've just heard on the news that a crane worker has fallen to his death at this very building site today 18/2/13:


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