Transformation of Invercargill ramps up with building contract awarded for HWR Tower

The transformation of Invercargill’s CBD has ramped up today with the building contract for the upcoming HWR Tower awarded to Naylor Love. The $26 million mixed-use development will feature apartments and commercial space set across 9 stories, with retail tenancies on the ground floor which will flow seamlessly through to the neighbouring ‘Invercargill Central’ retail precinct – also designed by Buchan – which is currently under construction as a part

Excitement builds for luxury hotel in North Queensland

Port Douglas will soon be home to a new $300 million five-star Fairmont resort, with construction due to get underway on the luxury accommodation in Q1 this year. Buchan has been selected to lead the architecture for the iconic Fairmont brand as it enters a new landscape. Working in close collaboration with Hotel Operator Accor, Developer Chiodo Corporation and Landscape Architects Durie Design, the vision for the 253-room environmentally-conscious resort is

SkyCity stands distinct on city skyline

“We wanted to create a grand urban gesture which would stand distinct on the city skyline marked by its curved and fluid form. A luminous reflective glass façade wraps around the structure creating a chameleon-like effect, where the individual panels respond to changing climatic conditions throughout the day and into the night.” – Buchan Principal Paul Harrison reflects on SkyCity Adelaide’s show-stopping design.

Castle Towers launches podium retail and piazza

Castle Towers continues to bring best in class retail, to the strategic growth corridor of North West Sydney with the launch of a major upgrade to the Piazza alfresco dining precinct and Level 2 and 3 of the retail centre late last year. The project continues Buchan’s longstanding involvement with QICGRE in the transformation of Castle Towers which includes the design of its popular marketplace and food court. Set across level

Sylvia Park hailed largest shopping centre in New Zealand

The recent $277 million expansion of Kiwi Property’s Sylvia Park has cemented the retail giant’s position as the largest shopping centre in New Zealand. Dubbed ‘The Galleria’, the new space features an atrium which floods the mall with diffused natural daylight through roof skylights; while at night, discrete light sources up-light the curved surfaces of the ceilings providing a soft ambience. “The inspiration for the Galleria came from a desire

Momentum continues on Ipswich City Council Building

The new Ipswich City Council Building is rapidly taking shape on site. Designed by Buchan, the five-star energy efficient administration building will sit alongside the recently opened civic space, urban water park and library, creating a true community heart for the city of Ipswich.

Hyperdome North Mall unveils a vibrant, play on design

Inspired by the tropical Queensland climate, the newly transformed Hyperdome North Mall creates a vibrant and memorable environment for shoppers through its playful design. Key dwell spaces are characterised by vibrant colours and textures framed by dappled sunlight which pours in from the lightweight ceiling canopy above, reminiscent of an external pergola; while the surrounding mall areas are kept neutral to highlight the retail offering. Bespoke seating and planters created

Buchan strengthens industry network with Property Council committee appointment

As we look to the year ahead our team are excited to continue our involvement and support of key property industry advocates Property Council New Zealand (PCNZ) and Property Council of Australia (PCA) who recently announced their new committee appointments. Anna Hill joins PCNZ’s 2021 Auckland Executive Committee, which is tasked with representing and serving the needs of the local membership body. In Victoria, Dong Uong joins the PCA Future Trends and

New food precinct opens at Cairns Central

Lendlease unveiled the latest evolution in the redevelopment of Cairns Central Shopping Centre on Tuesday, with the launch of a stylish new food precinct which will leave shoppers spoilt for choice. “Our overall vision for the fresh food market hall was to optimise the tropical industrial aesthetic to modernise the shopping and dining experience for our local and tourist customer base. Influenced by reef to rainforest as a visual concept,

Recently opened Tulmur Place and Library enliven Ipswich

Enlivening the community through a central and inviting place to gather, Buchan’s design for the recently opened Ipswich Central Library and Tulmur Place is imagined as a culturally expressive and inclusive space. Cited in the centre of Ipswich, the Library and Tulmur Place connect previously disparate entities, with a lushly green and enjoyable pathway promoting safe passage, as well as providing enriching public amenity intended to cater to its diverse

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