Simon George and Sons distribution facility

Client: Simon George & Sons
Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Scope overview: Design and construct a new distribution facility in Cairns to service the Far North Queensland region and export markets
Facility: 1,500m2 Distribution Facility

Project Description

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Fresh produce wholesaler Simon George & Sons grows with Wiley


Simon George and Sons is a Queensland based fruit and vegetable providore with a history dating back to 1927. Our focus is on supplying premium produce to an established client base that ranges in size from restaurants to cruise ships.


Wiley was to design and construct a new 1,500m2 distribution facility in Cairns to service the Far North Queensland region and export markets.


Designing a facility that would meet the client’s needs for:

  • a totally controlled environment for receiving, storage, ripening, processing, packaging and dispatching operations
  • an efficient process layout
  • efficient site planning and use of a narrow site
  • efficiencies to control refrigeration and maintenance costs.



  • Assistance in assessing potential sites
  • Concept planning to confirm site requirements and final selection.


  • Complete design of the facility, incorporating cool rooms, pick and pack areas, loading docks, ripening rooms, a process room, a refrigeration plant room, and operations offices and amenities
  • Management of the local authority approvals process.


  • Complete responsibility for all construction activities, including procuring materials, supervising subcontractors and scheduling construction, site safety and cost planning and reporting.


Wiley delivered a new purpose-built facility which allows Simon George & Sons to efficiently expand its business in the Far North Queensland.