In the retail market sector, Beca offers flexible, innovative design solutions that are sought after by clients.
The scope of the typical "retail experience" is transforming, changing the simple convenience malls of the past into multi-use facilities that offer a wide range of shopping and entertainment experiences. They are dynamic environments where the tenancy mix changes constantly in response to local and international retail trends. The building design needs to accommodate this with minimal use of internal wall structures or bracing elements, allowing for flexibility and variations in inter-tenancy wall layouts. Challenges arise such as dealing with the smells created by food courts located in close proximity to commodity and clothing stores.
Highly competitive, the retail sector is defined by speed and efficiency. Both the developers and owners of these entertainment and leisure-type shopping centres demand innovative building solutions at the lowest practical cost. In growing with this sector, Beca has developed effective tools to address the special design challenges presented by retail development projects.
Beca Buildings is experienced in delivering cost-effective systems for the building structure, exterior cladding and mechanical and electrical services. We also provide specialist fire engineering and traffic expertise to address the issues of human safety and access integral to any development.
Our experience in the design of modern shopping centres incorporates a variety of retail and non-retail features, as well as ancillary structures such as truck docks, access bridges, cinemas and warehousing facilities.