Highett Shopping Centre

Multi-award winning urban infill development

Location: 284-286 Highett Rd, Highett VIC
Status: Complete

Property Council of Australia National Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015 - GHD Woodhead Award for Best Mixed Use Development

Mainstreet Australia Awards 2014 - Mainstreet Activation Award

UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2013 - Judges Award

Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards 2013 - Mixed-Use Development category

Bayside Built Environment Awards 2013 - Best New Building, Commercial Category

Highett Road Shopping Centre and Apartments was completed in May 2013, and represents an excellent example of an urban infill development that enhances its suburban context. This multi-award winning mixed use development comprises a full-line Woolworths supermarket and 17 specialty retailers at ground level, with 130 residential dwellings above.

The majority of the specialty retail tenancies and apartments are positioned along Highett Rd, with Woolworths accessed via an internal mall. A deep setback to the residential component above reduces the appearance of bulk, maintains the surrounding suburban scale and avoids overlooking.

This development has brought new life to this prominent site, providing a welcoming and accessible retail hub for the local community, creating a vibrant and socially activated mall and streetscape, reinvigorating local commercial opportunities, and introducing a range of 8-star energy efficient high-density residential options in close proximity to public transport and infrastructure.