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Buchan Leads Design of $30m Harbour Town Expansion

The Buchan Group has unveiled its $30M expansion of Gold Coast outlet shopping destination Harbour Town.

Responsible for the architectural design of all public spaces in the precinct’s north-west extension, which opened its doors to shoppers earlier this year, the Buchan design has boosted the shopping  centre’s retail space by more than 3,500m² to accommodate an additional 25 premium fashion and lifestyle brands, including Adidas, Converse, Kathmandu and Lindt Chocolate Shop.

Buchan Group Principal Brett Saville said the centre’s new expansion would enhance Harbour Town’s  retail offering and further cement the centre’s reputation as the home of major Australian and international brands.

“Buchan’s design expands the quality shopping experience at Harbour Town and capitalises on the centre’s existing reputation as a must-see destination for visitors on the Gold Coast,” he said. 

“The new buildings in the centre’s north-west precinct boast glass, timber, concrete and steel finishes to accentuate a contemporary feel and complement the existing retail buildings.

“Our team drew on its extensive retail experience to create a new precinct that is complimentary to the existing centre while creating tenancies that suit the current and future requirements of the tenants. The solution also advances the design of the centre’s public spaces”. 

“Buchan Group has also overseen the upgrade to the new Luxury Precinct in the middle of the centre, where a richer palette of materials and increased use of vegetation combine to create a distinctly different environment."

“The success of the new expansion reflects the growth of Harbour Town Gold Coast as a retail and lifestyle destination for both tourists and locals alike.”

Buchan Group were the architects for the original development and were appointed to this expansion project in 2014 by centre owners Lewis land & Lend Lease.