Key Features & Achievements
- Rationalised floor plates with double height Major Tenancy to the west
- Upgraded mechanical capacity for the centre to allow a greater flexibility of retailer
- New food small supermarket offering to the east
- New Chapel Street facing tenancies with additional ground floor and 1st floor area
- Palace Cinemas refurbishment and addition of new cinemas
Mirvac Retail instigated an ambitious strategy in 2015 to redevelop and reposition the COMO Shopping Centre and Commercial Precinct in Chapel Street, South Yarra.
The Chapel Street Precinct is one of the most vibrant and successful commercial, residential, cultural and tourist areas in Australia. The Buchan Group distilled the precinct into values covering historical setting, distinctive small businesses, diverse dining, innovative architecture, exciting arts and cultural venues, world-class hotels and premier office space, prestigious educational and medical facilities and stylish residences.
Mirvac Retail’s vision for COMO was ‘becoming a total experience destination, which will be achieved through the development of a clean, safe well branded, active, vibrant and culturally significant visitor experience enriched by the character of our locals’. Mirvac was working in partnership with Prahran Central, Prahran Market, The Jam Factory and Vogue South Yarra to develop the destination experience for all visitors.
Codicote was appointed by Mirvac in mid-2015 to work closely with them and their tight knit consultant team to look at the options for repositioning the asset by reconfiguring floorplates and the existing facade to maximise rental area. The idea was to bring a fresh new feeling to spaces and bring key European fashion labels to the centre. Our scope of services was to undertake construction advice and construction planning services covering programming, staging, methodology and logistics to enable retention of existing tenants and maintain revenues whilst a staged redevelopment design and construction was undertaken. This work also formed part of the Town Planning Permit submission by Mirvac Retail in October 2015.