To convey the mall’s promise of an unparalleled customer experience, we created a new two-level northern entry as a focal point for food and activity. A civic quality anchors the newly formed Main Street. The active street front includes a new restaurant precinct and a landscaped piazza with playgrounds, an amphitheatre and water feature. The design achieves generous shaded areas, encouraging patrons to linger and relax.
Internally, skylights flood the centre with natural light, creating a relaxed ambience within the various shopping precincts. The north-south direction of the existing centre continues further to create the fashion precinct. High shop fronts and long sightlines ensure maximum exposure for each retailer. The design includes new basement and first-floor roof deck car parks. All entries have bicycle racks and customer seating nodes. Public transport access is excellent.
Buchan also assisted with earlier stages of the development. Today, Cockburn continues to enjoy ongoing growth and status as an important sub-regional centre within the Perth metropolitan region.