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Wellard Square Main Street Wellard, Australia

Wellard Square Main Street

Wellard, Australia

Overview

Wellard Square advances the standard for new, high-quality concepts in small-scale, neighbourhood centres.

Wellard Square is a modern dynamic interpretation of the main street model and a transit orientated development. The design ethos creates an environment in which people live, engage with each other and engage with the physical place around them. It is a stimulating streetscape on a pedestrian human scale.

The greenfield Main Street retail development comprises a market-style 3,200sqm Woolworths and 23 specialty tenancies. Linking the retail, the community centre, the railway station and piazza-style meeting area is an active Main Street. It consists of 150 metres of glazed shopfronts offering a mix of shopping, commercial, medical services, and dining options.

The centre pioneers the latest European material technology. Bespoke finishes complement and enhance the granite-paved streets. London Plane trees create a sense of visual interest and richness that is not typical of middle-suburban retail developments. Throughout there is a significant emphasis on design with remarkable attention to detail, functionality and materiality.

Overview

  • Client /PEET
  • Discipline /MP. AR
  • Sector /Retail
  • Region /Australia
  • Team / Ken Musto, Anna Meszaros
  • Awards / Winner, Septimus Roe Award for Urban Design at the Australian Institute of Architects’ WA Awards 2015,