Award Winning Robina Town Centre & Kitchens
The newest phase of Robina Town Centre’s reinvention is the redevelopment of the Market Hall and connecting areas, seeking to create an even more outward-looking, open and urban town centre for one of Australia’s first and largest planned communities.
Already an award-winning project (2017 Retail Property of the Year by Property Council of Australia, Queensland), the centre has undergone extensive refurbishment since 2008, and is now positioned as the leading retail entertainment destination on the Gold Coast.
Commencing with the Coles Relocation stage, the Retail Master Plan created the opportunity for a major food precinct in the space between the new Coles gallery mall, existing Woolworths and the Central Malls developments.
The stages are unified by a grand, undulating timber roof, concept designed by UK firm ACME.
Now called “The Kitchens” the new, two-storey market hall was imagined as “a mix of food court, hall and factory”. Concept designed by Landini Associates, it consists of a diverse collection of 65 new traders, including butchers, fishmongers, restaurants, bars, cafes, teaching kitchens and a microbrewery, all of which are dedicated to celebrating local/regional produce, supplying the very best local products available. The precinct also collected the “Excellence in Food Retailing—Over Six Tenancies” Award in the 2017 PCA Qld Retail Awards.
The project spills out onto a flowing, stepped landscaped area accessible from a new car park, providing a water feature and lush planting. The new car park façade is composed of laser-cut and folded metal panels, revealing swathes of colours and creating vivid variations in transparency and opacity as one moves along it.
Buchan Group Principal, Peter Zillman said the project, due for completion in early 2018, complemented Robina Town Centre’s strategy to be a leader in its field. “Robina Town Centre and Queensland Investment Corporation continue to develop the centre to ensure it remains current with the latest trends both nationally and abroad,” he said. “As a result, Robina continues to be recognised by the retail industry as a leader in the retail space and is consistently an award-winning centre.”
Buchan is currently completing the Central Malls development for QIC GRE, the last piece in this phase of Robina Town Centre’s Master Plan, bringing the centre to over 140,000m² and 400 tenants in an unmatched environment of retail, food and entertainment experiences.