Creating Retail Landscape Experiences

Creating Retail Landscape Experiences

Shopping Centres, Marketplaces, Plazas and Malls – typically, these types of┬áretail centres require a high level of detail and finish and this is why we enjoy designing in this industry sector.

The landscape is an important component of the entertainment and outdoor eating/foodcourt portion of any retail centre and normally requires a high level of detailed design closely coordinated with Architecture and Interior Design consultants. 

Construction budgets can be significant and providing entertainment in outdoor spaces lined with shops, cafe’s, restaurants and retail outlets creates a strong atmosphere and character for shoppers to enjoy.

The landscape often includes:

  • intricate pavements and tiling;
  • feature walls and retaining walls;
  • internal planting areas and interiors-capes;
  • planter boxes;
  • public art;
  • vertical climbers and green walls;
  • shade trees and structures;
  • significant water features;
  • striking plant selections;- play spaces.

Stand-alone Retail Outlets

Stand-alone Retail outlets often require a level of landscape that meets the local authority requirements while also accommodating restricted budgets.

Citicene has experience in delivering a large range of these types of projects while meeting these two important requirements.

Citicene has a broad range of experience in delivering the landscape component of retail projects. We have been involved in numerous shopping centres, retail outlets, malls, marketplaces and stand alone retail and commercial projects throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

We have experience in delivering both ‘hard’ landscapes and ‘soft’ landscapes paying a high degree of attention to detail.

Some of the exciting retail projects we have been involved in include:

Important landscape design considerations of retail projects often can include;

  • Maintenance Costs
  • CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) Principles
  • Pedestrian routes and access linkages
  • Vehicle and pedestrian conflicts
  • Safety
  • Local Authority negotiation and approvals
  • Value for money
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre

Mount Ommaney, Brisbane, Australia

Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre has undertaken a major refurbishment adding over 17000 square metres of gross let-able floor area.

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A key element of the project is the outdoor food court. Citicene were engaged for Landscape Architectural design and implementation for all external areas including a significant outdoor space adjacent to the food court.

The landscape design enhances the decorative architectural exterior components through the use of strong character species selections and finishes selections. It also includes planting of new advanced Pandanus Trees (PANDANUS pedunculatus). 

Some of the landscape architectural features include:

  • a trellis green wall to the adjoining carpark facade. Advanced stock was used to create significant impact on opening day 
  • a water feature with integrated lighting 
  • an extensive pavement treatment in a ‘crazy pave’ granite finish 
  • ex-ground feature trees to provide impact on opening day. 

We provide our Clients with an extensive amount of experience in Landscape Architectural Design and also provide a full service to Certification.

The result of this project proves Citicene’s track record of working efficiently and cohesively as a member of a large project team to deliver a successful outcome in accordance with all stakeholders requirements.