KPA’s scope included a new Target Discount Department Store as well as specialty shops, extended mall and a grand new entry statement, to make Broome Boulevard the main shopping centre for the local area. The car park was expanded to over 700 cars and the access to the centre was made easy by the installation of a new roundabout off Frederick Street.
This project was a return to the construction methods utilised by KPA in its work during the 1980’s and 90’s on shopping centres in the North West. Design for cyclonic conditions, heavy rainfall and flooding were necessary architectural considerations. The design for the extension was required to address the iconic ‘Broome Style’ of architecture. Although in stark contrast to the materials and construction methods normally used for shopping centres, a pitched roof with feature gables, lattice and custom-orb cladding were included, complementing the Stage 1 design. The mall interior included origami-inspired raking ceilings, which are flooded with natural light through skylights, taking full advantage of the beautiful local weather.
In addition, KPA and QPM (Quality Project Management) were involved with a ‘Broome Style’ Woolworths Petrol Station, adjacent to the shopping centre.
Broome, Western Australia