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RAFFLES CITY CHENGDU

October 18, 2011

Construction of Raffles City Chengdu is nearing completion and will be a new landmark in this capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. The mixed use development by Capitaland comprises five towers designed by Steven Holl. The 77 000m² retail podium has been designed by The Buchan Group, which has also been responsible for the interiors, wayfinding and environmental graphics. The team has been led by Director Phil Schoutrop. The retail mall is expected to open early in 2012 and is the second Raffles City retail development to be designed by The Buchan Group.

WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY OPENS IN UK

October 18, 2011

Westfield Stratford City in East London opened on September 13. The £1.45 Billion development is the prestigious gateway to the London 2012 Olympic Park and a key component of the regeneration of this significant area in East London.

The Buchan Group provided Executive Architectural Services for Westfield Stratford City, supporting Westfield’s Design Team, acting as lead design consultant for the Westfield Stratford City project and delivering its scope of services from development of the Scheme Design, (RIBA Stage D), through to Construction Support services and final contract completion.

BUCHAN GROUP PROJECTS SHORT-LISTED BY ICSC

October 18, 2011

Three projects by The Buchan Group have been listed as finalists in next month’s ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards. Ayala Land, Inc’s Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Philippines, has been short-listed for the Award for Innovative Design and Development of a New Retail Project. In the category for Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Mall, Chadstone’s West Mall by Colonial First State Retail Trust and Gandel Group, and Chatswood Chase by Colonial First State Retail Property Trust have both been short-listed. The winners will be announced on November 3 at ICSC RECon’s Asia 2011 Convention in Shanghai, China.

INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR MYER MELBOURNE

October 18, 2011

Myer Melbourne has been recognised as the world’s best new department store. At the 2011 Oracle World Retail Awards in Berlin, Myer Melbourne was awarded the Store Design of the Year Award, a prestigious honour, highly contested by retailers from around the world. Previous winners have included Topshop New York, Niketown London and American Girl Place, Los Angeles. It is the first time that an Australian retailer has won a World Retail award in the five years of the awards program.

The Buchan Group designed the fitout for Myer and providing Executive Architectural Services. The Group is now working with CFSGAM on The Emporium redevelopment of the former Myer Lonsdale Street store.