We’re proud to announce the completion and opening of the $660 million development and expansion of Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Battling the elements with the coldest and wettest winter in three decades, the Victorian team worked tirelessly to meet the delivery date set over two years ago and ensure doors were open to customers today.
The development has added more than 34,000m2 of space including a major 25,000m2 retail expansion and a 10-level, 17,000m2 office tower with basement car parking (which achieved practical completion in July 2016).
The impressive new 7,080m2 gridshell roof that crowns the major retail development is set to become one of Australia’s iconic architectural structures. The glass roof follows the line of the shopping centre below – a 3D, wave-like form that gives the illusion that it’s moving over the heads of shoppers.
The roof was meticulously planned and constructed using an intricate jigsaw that required six tower cranes to build. From quadrilaterals through to triangles, each of the 2,700 panes of double-glazed high performance glass is unique and varies from around 1.2m2 to 7.4m2 in size.