Galleria Redevelopment, Perth

October 21, 2016

Buchan are currently working on design development of Galleria, Morley, with construction of the first stage likely to begin in the 2017/18 financial year. 

The centre is about to undergo its biggest transformation and expansion since its original stages in 1995 (also by The Buchan Group) and will become one of Perth's largest Super Regional Centres and leading retail destinations. 

The $350M redevelopment for Vicinity (with co-owner Perron Group) includes an increase in retail area of 50,000m² (up to 126,000m²). The redevelopment includes over 100 new specialty stores, comprising international brands, leading Australian designers and fashion stores, as well as a new food precinct with fresh food, gourmet food market hall, food and beverage tenancies, and external dining. The creation of a town square to Bishop Street and urban plaza to Russell Street will activate the main thoroughfare. 

New multi-level car decks and associated road upgrades will integrate with connections to the Morley Bus station. Future development including mixed use commercial and residential will see the centre eventually expand to 260,000m².

Approval has been granted by the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel. The Buchan Team is being led by Associate Director Andre Jones.

Buchan announces senior appointment

October 21, 2016

The Buchan Group is delighted to announce the promotion of Anthony Palamara to Director in our Sydney studio.  Anthony has managed the office for the past five years and been Design Principal for projects in Australia and China.

Anthony joined the Buchan Group in 1995, having previously worked with Lend Lease Design Group, and has continued to build on his significant expertise in retail and mixed-use master planning.

Under Anthony’s leadership, the Sydney office has evolved into a multi-skilled design and delivery-based office where architecture, interior, and graphic design work together to achieve our clients’ goals. The studio's success is a testament to Anthony and his team’s intrinsic ability and understanding of the design, documentation and delivery of large scale projects.

Glowing reviews for Ballantynes Accessories Department

October 20, 2016

Opening to glowing reviews in August 2016, the revamp of the Ballantynes Accessories Department was driven by two factors: the Ballantynes shopper’s expectation of luxury and exclusivity, and to fittingly showcase the store’s stable of upmarket labels.

Approximately 250 square metres of retail space has been enhanced into easily navigable sections, while also gracefully linking to neighbouring departments.

A sophisticated atmosphere has been achieved through the use of porcelain tile, marble, and fine gold detailing, which creates reflection and movement as customers circulate. Diamante feature pendant lights illuminate the main jewellery displays.

The Buchan Group’s Charlotte Cochrane has designed a world-class shopping destination, exceeding the expectations of Ballantynes’ customers and keeping up with international design trends.

“Working alongside the Ballantynes team on this development has been an exciting experience”, says Charlotte, “the inspiration behind the concept and an aspirational approach made this project challenging, enjoyable, and memorable, and has resulted in a space which customers and staff adore.”


October 15, 2016

The Buchan group is delighted to announce promotion of Tracey Shaw to Associate. 

Tracey Shaw is a Design Architect and 3D Modeller in the Brisbane office with over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of a variety of project types ,including retail, multi-residential, mixed-use, commercial, hotel and resort developments. As a multi-skilled member of the team at the Buchan group, Tracey has been involved in the concept design and development of many projects throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Chadstone Shopping Centre reveals first stage of $660m revamp

October 13, 2016

The first stage of Chadstone’s $660 million redevelopment was unveiled today, reinforcing the retail mecca’s infinite capacity for reinvention.

The latest revamp of the premier shopping and lifestyle destination delivers a centre unlike anything Australia has ever seen, introducing over 100 new retailers, two new dining precincts, a Hoyts digital cinema complex, the Southern Hemisphere’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and a Tesla Motors dealership.

The development has been under construction for more than two years and is set to mark one of the largest milestones in Chadstone’s 56 year history when it is completed in mid-2017. The new premium retail, entertainment, dining and luxury offerings will deliver another stage of the master plan envisaged over 30 years ago.

The Buchan Group has been there every step of the way, working in collaboration with The Gandel Group, Vicinity Centres and CallisonRTKL on the centre’s dramatic transformation that has seen it morph into the Southern Hemisphere’s largest retail centre and Australia’s number one shopping destination.

Principal Andrew Mackenzie said the journey has been unlike any other he has experienced in his career.

“Buchan began work on Stage 1 of Chadstone’s redevelopment in the early 1980’s, and today we witness the extent of its incredible evolution as Stage 40 comes to life.  It has been truly remarkable watching the centre’s growth over the years and we are extremely proud to have played a leading role in the Chadstone story.

“Our relationship with The Gandel Group, Vicinity Centres and CallisonRTKL has been both enduring and enjoyable, and has ultimately resulted in the delivery of a phenomenal centre founded on world class architecture.”

The introduction of a four-level mixed-use gallery creates a dynamic central hub catering to everything customers’ need with family-focused entertainment, major international retailers and upscale dining options.  The new ground-level mall is set to deliver one of the best fashion precincts in Australia with its dramatic double height shop fronts hosting iconic brands such as H&M, Uniqlo and Sephora.

A striking 7000 square metre grid shell roof presents a milestone in structural design innovation as it arches over the atrium, soaring some 30 metres above the ground.

“The new mall creates the heart of the centre, providing an interactive public space and redefining the shopping experience with its immersive and memorable architecture and premium customer offer,” said Andrew.

“Throughout every stage of the centre’s transformation we have strived to stay one step ahead of global retail trends to create a truly unique and remarkable centre, an icon for Australia and a development that competes on an international scale.  I think the results speak for themselves.”