With the aim of luring a major department store as an anchor tenant for a potential expansion, GPT undertook a master planning exercise to fully understand its options for the expansion project.
The master plan concept sees the shopping centre double in size and has a strong focus on ESD initiatives include timber structural elements and extensive landscaping throughout the centre. A ‘town / community centre’ focus is incorporated in the design, providing spaces for public art installations, community meeting places and open air landscaped areas for public enjoyment.
Gallagher Jeffs was appointed to lead the master planning / feasibility exercise for the Casuarina Square extension, appointing and overseeing the work of all consultants.
Working to a set budget, multiple scenarios were prepared for the extension, based on different mixes of major / mini-major and specialty stores. These scenarios include concept design, high level engineering input and market tested cost plans to provide confidence in each scenario ensuring they are ready for execution in due course.