The Mark Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Shopping Centre, Queensland Retail Building

The Mark Shopping Centre, Australia : Surfers Paradise Building

Retail Development in Queensland design by Buchan Group

Architects: Buchan Group

Surfers Paradise’s retail scene is about to get a $5 million boost, with construction underway on Stage 1 of The Mark Shopping Centre refurbishment project.

The Mark Shopping Centre, Surfers Paradise
image from architects

7 Jun 2012

The Mark Shopping Centre Surfers Paradise

The project will include a new arcade linking Orchid Avenue to the Soul Surfers Paradise development, delivering the final stage of the long-awaited ‘River to Beach’ pedestrian link in Surfers Paradise.

Acclaimed architecture firm The Buchan Group has been appointed by Hachma International to manage the architecture, interior design and graphics for the 750sqm² project, scheduled for completion in late 2012.

Buchan Group Director Brett Saville said that the refurbishment would deliver a modern and exciting retail space.

“The existing building is about 35 years old and the development criteria for retail buildings have changed significantly since then,” Mr Saville said.

“The floor to floor heights are lower than ideal and the structural grid is not uniform, which presented us with a significant design challenge.

“The newly-introduced enhanced access provisions required detailed work to allow the new arcade to link Orchid Avenue to Soul, as the floor levels are significantly different.”

Mr Saville said that the finished product would complement the existing buildings and enhance the shopping experience of customers.

“The existing glass skylight at the eastern end of the arcade is being expanded to ensure that natural light floods into the space.

“The finishes are contemporary and eclectic, spanning a colour palette that is sympathetic to the existing finishes while creating an internal ambience that is reflective of the Gold Coast.”

Hachma International Property Manager Trevor Park said that the refurbishment of The Mark was a significant milestone in Surfers Paradise’s renewal.

“This refurbishment project has been in the pipeline for some time, and we are committed to delivering a product that sets the standard for future development in the area,” Mr Park said.

“We are delighted to be working with The Buchan Group to bring The Mark Shopping Centre back to life for shoppers to enjoy the new space in time for Christmas.”

The Mark Shopping Centre Surfers Paradise – Building Information

Location: Surfer’s Paradise, Australia

Buchan Group

The Mark Shopping Centre Surfers Paradise images / information from The Buchan Group

Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

Surfers Paradise Buildings – Selection

Hilton Surfers Paradise towers
Architects: The Buchan Group
Surfers Paradise towers

Wharf Road, Surfers Paradise
Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Wharf Road Surfers Paradise

Queensland Buildings by Buchan Group

Queensland Buildings by The Buchan Group – Selection

City Arcade, Townsville
City Arcade in Townsville Queensland
photo : Andrew Rankin
City Arcade in Townsville, Queensland

Wintergarden Brisbane, Australia
Wintergarden Brisbane

Wickham 358, Fortitude Valley
Wickham 358

Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village at Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia
Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village, Dutton Park
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones
Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village

Gold Coast Buildings

Surfers Paradise, Queensland Buildings:
Surfers Paradise Buildings Surfers Paradise Australia
photos : John Gollings
Gold Coast Building Photos : Venice Architecture Biennale Australian Pavilion

Brisbane Buildings

Sunshine Coast House

Australian Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in Australia

Brisbane Architecture Design – chronological list

Sydney Architecture Walking Tours : city walks by e-architect

Australian Architecture

Australian Houses

Australian Architects : list of key designers

Australian Architect : contact details

Comments / photos for The Mark Shopping Centre Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast Retail Building design by Buchan Group page welcome.