Benoy pairs up with Federation Centres
The project will involve the redevelopment and expansion of two regional retail centres in Western Australia, including the Galleria Shopping Centre, and the Mandurah Forum.
The initiative signifies a coup for the firm, which is excited to inject its brand of creativity and functionality into the Australian market.
“Entering Australia is a milestone for Benoy and we are incredibly excited to now confirm the details of our first projects in the country. These appointments with Federation Centres reflect Benoy’s reputation in the international retail sector and what we, as a design firm, can bring to the Australian market,” said Tom Cartledge, global commercial director, Benoy.
Appointed as design consultants for the Galleria Shopping Centre redevelopment in the north-eastern suburb of Morley, the company will oversee the centre’s repositioning as a state-of-the art retail and leisure destination.
Similarly, it will also be leading the interior design in the redevelopment of the Mandurah Forum, located in WA’s second largest city. The concept design will draw inspiration from the geography of the surrounding area, and the relaxed coastal lifestyle.
“Retail centres are becoming increasingly leisure orientated with an emphasis on food and beverage, fresh markets and spaces for pop up and independent retailers; the new Mandurah Forum will accommodate these activities in an attractive and partially externalised environment,” said Robert Bishop, director, Benoy .
Working within an open network of global studios, the Benoy teams undertaking the projects in Australia are located in the firm’s London and Newark studios. The design teams are supported by Benoy’s on-the-ground presence in Melbourne, which was established in July this year following interest from within the country.
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