June 13, 2013

Planning permission has been granted for a mixed use retail, residential and office development at 101 Canning Street, North Melbourne. Designed by Principal - Head of Delivery Nick Nigro for Woolworths, the development comprises a retail level anchored by a full line Woolworths supermarket of 4400m², approximately 12 specialty shops/café tenancies, office space and a total of some 300 residential apartments in two residential 16-storey and 10-storey towers, as well as terrace apartments along Canning Street and Vaughan Terrace. Basement and podium-level car parking will have space for approx. 600 vehicles.

Australian Financial Review subscribers can read more on the project at www.afr.com/p/business/property/woolworths_wins_battle_for_melbourne_vonhGGpSJugQkehJcNzzDK


June 12, 2013

Robina Town Centre’s Northern Extension has been named by the International Council of Shopping Centres as a Design & Development Honoree at the 2013 VIVA Awards. The Buchan Group is proud to have been architect, interior and environmental graphic designer on this development by QIC Global Real Estate and we congratulate our Client and fellow project team members. The Northern Extension of Robina was the Winner of the Renovation and Expansion Gold Design Award in the Design and Development category at the 2012 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards, making it eligible for entry in the global VIVA Awards. The awards recognise the Best of the Best ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Awards Programme. http://www.icsc.org/uploads/awards/VIVA_2013Winners.pdf

The Buchan Group’s team was led by Project Principal Peter Zillman, Associate Director Gary Butler and Senior Associate Marc Lawrence. 

Robina has also been awarded 2011 Property Council of Australia (Qld) Excellence in Design Award, 2010 Property Council of Australia Retail Property of the Year Award, and 2009 Property Council of Australia (Qld) Retail Property of the Year.

Re:START profiled on ABC’s “By Design”

June 6, 2013

The award-winning Christchurch retail project Re:START continues to draw attention from around the world. The unique design by Christchurch Senior Associate Anton Tritt was the subject of an ABC Radio National interview on “By Design” on June 1, in which Anton talked about how the shipping containers used to create shops are a portable, modular system that may be recycled when new, permanent shops are built. 

Follow the story on http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bydesign/in-the-field---re-start-malls/4715878