The Eaton Fair Redevelopment has seen the existing centre more than triple in size. The extension of the existing air conditioned mall is lined with new retail specialty shops as it runs from the existing mall through to a large forecourt to the Kmart Discount Department Store. A perpendicular link mall spills out to a new open-air ‘main street’ pedestrian mall, with a visual link to a new conditioned mall and a new Coles forecourt, with further specialty shops.
The main street mall is lined with retail and food tenancies, full length skylights above drench the space in natural light and dramatic ribbon-inspired entry statements dance at each of its ends. To the north, a grand new town square surrounded by restaurants, cafes and a small bar, opens out to local recreational space and Shire Offices, creating a lively community hub.
Most of the parking for the development is located on the deck above, which created a number of challenges, including access, skylights, services and provision for future development, all of which KPA worked hard to address. In addition, 12 residential apartments are located over two levels, on the parking deck, looking out over the town square and adjacent open space.
Eaton, Western Australia