The newly launched redevelopment of The Glen Shopping Centre represents a significant opportunity for urban renewal. It also marks a generational change in retail thinking and presentation, for the loyal and local shoppers who have patronised the centre for the last forty-seven years.
The Glen Shopping Centre has shifted the focus towards the northern end of the Glen Waverly Activity Centre. It also acts as a catalyst for future reinvigoration of council-owned sites in the precinct. Importantly, the new design thinking which embraces the urbanity of mixed uses, creates an elegant yet convenient shopping centre, a new style of apartment living and a vibrant public place for the people of Glen Waverly.
The double void space is illuminated by the extended skylight which diffuses the daylight and gives a sense of vertical scale amongst the intimacy of the marketplace.
The mobile merchandising units enhance the interactive nature of the marketplace. Exposed fruit and vegetables create a visual vibrancy as well as reducing the use packaging materials for display. The open style tenancy brings the shop to mall floor and product directly to consumer in tangible form.