Projects by architectural design firm The Buchan Group received top design recognition at the Property Council of Australia’s Queensland Retail Property Awards this month.
The Buchan Group were behind QIC’s Robina Town Centre, which won the Excellence in Design Award, and AMP Capital’s Mt Ommaney Centre, which received High Commendations for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Sustainability.
Robina Town Centre was also the runner-up for the overall honour, the Retail Property of the Year, while Mt Ommaney Centre also picked up awards for marketing and presentation along with two other Buchan Group-designed centres, Mirvac’s Logan Mega Centre and Centro Taigum.
“We understand the immediate challenges that retailers, centre owners and managers have in relation to both the current economic conditions and the recent impacts of internet shopping,” said Greg Sheehan, managing director of The Buchan Group.
He said their latest retail projects are the result of research into world best practice in retail planning, innovation and sustainability. “Our retail designs are driven by the challenge to adapt, create, market and present a far better retail experience than what customers currently get online.”
The Queensland Retail Property Awards recognise retail properties that have demonstrated outstanding design, innovation, cost effectiveness and social responsibilities in a development, extension or refurbishment in the past five years.