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Concept review

  1. 1. Rouse Hill Town CenTRe | INNOVATION IN DESIGN1 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  2. 2. …change the way you see urban retail development The GPT Group’s Rouse Hill Town Centre is a vibrant, mixed-use town centre that provides a focal point for the rapidly growing community of north-west Sydney. The mix of great architecture, fantastic retail choices and active spaces creates an authentic and contemporary Australian town. Rouse Hill Town Centre sits within a broader masterplanned community - The New Rouse Hill1 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  3. 3. …change the way you see urban retail development Rouse Hill Town Centre balances a pedestrian friendly and environmentally sustainable town centre that respects the heritage, cultural and landscape features of the local community. Rouse Hill Town Centre has a strong connection to its residential neighbourhoods, primary and secondary schools and natural environment. It’s truly a part of the fabric of this lively and growing community. Children play in the fountain, Town Square2 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  4. 4. Design FeaturesMain Street’s multi-use design gives it the ability to beclosed down for community events.Full of lovely surprises, Main Street’s restaurantprecinct provides authentic and varied diningexperiences. Civic Way, the banking and serviceprecinct, features street parking for quick access to thepost office, banks and city services. Local community enjoy a street parade, Main StreetPedestrian Loop through Rouse HillTown Centre’s four quadrants3 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  5. 5. Design Features A pedestrian loop in essence becomes a series of interconnected laneways providing easy access to all areas of Rouse Hill Town Centre, to public transport, walking and cycle paths and car parking. The pedestrian loop achieves a variety of architectural styles, materials, colours and spatial diversity.Pedestrian loopPedestrian loop4 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  6. 6. Twilight films, Market Square Community Spaces Interactive public spaces provide locations for twilight cinema, fun for the family and children’s play areas but also places of quiet respite. Market Square provides a great outdoor space for the community to gather and experience local performances and events. Town Square is the centrepiece of Rouse Hill Town Centre and the heart of the community; a place for civic events where people can meet and relax, enhancing the active day and night space. The food terrace is designed as a multi-purpose space that can accommodate civic events.Town Square active day and night Food Terrace5 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  7. 7. Backyard play area Community Spaces The outdoor Backyard play area offers much more than a traditional playground, allowing children to explore, climb, listen, touch and crawl. The rooftop Secret Garden is a quiet space for storytelling for children and yoga classes.Animal Sculptures in Town SquareThe Secret Garden6 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  8. 8. SustainabilityCorporate Responsibility is a core focus for the successof GPT.The benchmark ESD (ecologically sustainabledevelopment) initiatives of Rouse Hill Town Centreprovide a spectacular example of GPT’s commitment toreducing our impact on the environment.After its first year of operation, Rouse Hill Town Centrereduced its ecological footprint by 32% compared to astandard NSW regional shopping centre.Add to this the recycled and sustainable materialsused in construction and operation, and the result is asignificant reduction in carbon emissions. Throughoutits life, Rouse Hill Town Centre will continue to strive toreduce its impact on the environment. Openable awnings respond to the natural environment7 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  9. 9. Sustainability A great example of this is the Green Travel Club, which is facilitated by a transport coordinator and encourages staff to take public transport, car pool, walk or cycle to work. It is our hope that visitors to Rouse Hill Town Centre will pass on the learnings we share with them to their friends, families and colleagues. Rouse Hill Town Centre features bike parking and dog parking with water bowlsPark assist technology8 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  10. 10. Social Outcomes Rouse Hill Town Centre’s healthy town walk outlines how we were able to achieve such significant energy and water savings, and the sustainable or recycled materials that were used during construction. As you walk around Rouse Hill Town Centre, you will find plaques that form part of the Healthy Town Walk. Schools, business, community groups and visitors alike are invited to follow the trail and learn of the exciting and innovative steps Rouse Hill Town Centre has made to reduce its footprint. Participants can pick up tips on how to reduce their own impact on the planet.Eco-footprints provide a self-guided environmental educationtrail thoughout Rouse Hill TownCentre9 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  11. 11. Social Outcomes An educational interpretive trail throughout this vibrant space provides interactive games for children with lessons about the natural, local and built environments. A major community focus at Rouse Hill Town Centre has been to connect people to jobs. Our website employment postings on opening had received 170,000 page views, been utilised by 37% of retailers; advertised 659 positions and placed an estimated 550 people in work. Tied in to this opportunity is the ability to promote on site learning centres to further improve skills.On the children’s interpretive trail10 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  12. 12. Tenants All retailers at Rouse Hill Town Centre have enthusiastically embraced our sustainability initiatives. In fact, each store has an Ecological Footprint Calculator, developed by GPT, to help them keep their energy and water level usage low. Although Rouse Hill Town Centre in many ways is different from a typical regional shopping centre, it still relies on critical retail fundamentals including strong, well located majors, good accessibility, convenient car parking and a good retail plan. Consistent with the demands of the trade area, the retail mix includes a strong focus on quality fresh food, eating options and homewares, with fashion and lifestyle/entertainment elements.11 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  13. 13. Tenants Rouse Hill Town Centre features 2,800 square metres of office space and over 65,000 square metres of retail space including: • Five majors (Woolworths, Coles, Target, Big W and Reading Cinemas) • Over 22,000 square metres of specialties (representing over 200 specialty stores) • Four mini-majors • Alfresco dining, with an array of restaurants and cafés located along relaxed open air streets and surrounded by a strong leisure and lifestyle offer • Two fresh food precincts featuring the full-line supermarkets Coles and Woolworths and a monthly local farmers marketFarmers Market, Market Square 12 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  14. 14. Tenant Outcomes - Coles Coles have pushed their tenancy designs to the next level. Innovative design adaptations included: • Chilled water from central plant for space cooling • Central chilled water for heat rejection from refrigeration equipment • Rapid roller doors to dock receiving area • Flow/time controlled tapware • Motion sensors in back of house areas • LED lighting in freezers • Breathe easy paints13 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN
  15. 15. Tenant Outcomes - Woolworths Woolworths pushed their tenancy designs to the next level. Innovative design adaptations included: • Chilled water from central plant for space cooling • Efficient refrigeration equipment • Polished concrete floor in lieu of vinyl • Wash and wear ceiling tiles in lieu of vinyl • Flow/time controlled tapware • T5 lighting throughout • Motion sensors in back of house areas • LED lighting in freezers • Breathe easy paints The Rouse Hill Town Centre store is now the national benchmark for new Woolworths stores.14 | ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE INNOVATION IN DESIGN

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