Unlike anything previously seen in the region, the impressive 18,000m2 development has totally transformed the original shopping centre, creating an international-standard retail precinct geared towards providing customers with somewhere to socialise – not just shop.
Covering six storeys, the centre accommodates 80 specialty stores with a fresh, fast and casual dining feature, and 600 car spaces for shoppers’ convenience.
Light and open spaces are the hallmark of this modern shopping experience featuring massive openable windows flooding the market court with natural light and fresh air.
The complicated build required excavation to a depth of 14m below existing ground level, encountering unexpected issues with in-ground works, which were resolved with an innovative support solution.
To achieve the compressed program and ensure trading was on target for the busy Christmas season Hansen Yuncken worked closely with the subcontractors to gain their buy in, while still achieving the high quality and intricate finishes which were central to the stunning aesthetic outcome.