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A major shopping centre designed and delivered by Broadway Malyan for Carrefour Property that has created one of the biggest retail developments in Spain has been launched on the island of Majorca
FAN Mallorca Shopping is situated near the International Airport of Palma de Majorca and has seen the French retail giant invest €190 million in the project.
This Carrefour Property development, which includes a major extension to an existing shopping, is 170.000sqm with a total GLA of 65,000sqm. Along with the shopping centre, the scheme also includes a comprehensive leisure offer with an adventure park, cinemas and a major F&B offer.
Tenants at FAN Mallorca Shopping include a wide range of local, national and international brands with anchors including Mediamarket, H&M, Decathlon and Mango, who have opened there their biggest shops in the region, as well as other major names who are taking their first space in the Balearics such as Primark.
Jorge Ponce, who heads Broadway Malyan’s Madrid office, said the project had been six years in the making and reflected the latest thinking in retail design and completely reimagined the customer experience.
He said: “The original concept was for a very retail focused open air shopping centre but this has evolved over time and the finished design sets a benchmark not just for its scale and but also a unique leisure offer that embraces the idea of destination retail for all the family.
“This is an incredibly exciting project for Broadway Malyan where Carrefour have allowed us to push the boundaries of retail and create something that is closer to a resort where a sophisticated customer experience is paramount.”
The design of FAN Mallorca is based upon a modern interpretation of traditional Majorcan architecture with elements of ceramic and stone and whitewashed facades integrating landscaping around a series of open air streets and squares.
As well as setting a new benchmark for retail in the Balearics, FAN Mallorca Shopping is also Carrefour Property’s most sustainable project to date.
To guarantee energy savings the scheme has adopted a range of initiatives that include thermic covering to reduce energy demand, efficient systems for transport and distribution of electric and thermic energy, and 350 photovoltaic panels on the roof that generate 100KWp power.
Recycling is another key feature adopted in the project with pavement aggregate and demolition concrete re-used in the construction while rain water will be used for plant watering and sanitation.
The landscape is inspired by the original Mediterranean vegetation that requires low hydric resources and state of the art LED technology has been naturally integrated in the architectural design to provide comfortable lighting effects.
Broadway Malyan is currently architecture partner of Carrefour Property in many projects in Europe, North of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A public consultation has been launched on the first phase of a transformational £10m public realm improvement scheme in the heart of the Birmingham.
Snow Hill Square will be completely redesigned in a £3.3m scheme to provide an attractive and welcoming gateway to the city centre from Snow Hill rail station. Putting pedestrians first, the square will establish a new benchmark for public space in the city, adding value and attracting investment.
The redesigned square is at the heart of a number of changes to the Snow Hill area that will consider street usage and provide more space and comfort for pedestrians as well as prioritising pedestrians wherever possible and introducing more ‘staying/stopping’ space.
Broadway Malyan has been commissioned by Colmore Business Improvement District (BID) and Birmingham City Council to draw up the proposals – the practice’s largest urban public realm scheme in the UK.
Broadway Malyan Director Danny Crump said: “Public open spaces are highly valuable to the liveability of city centre – that enigmatic quality that creates a sense of place and makes it feel good to be somewhere.
“Snow Hill Square is a real opportunity to properly utilise a valuable public space in really vibrant part of Birmingham while also providing an appropriate welcome for this key gateway into Birmingham.
“We have enjoyed working with key stakeholders and the local business community to evolve the concept proposals and it’s exciting to see the scheme move closer towards delivery.”
The new square will create a decluttered environment with areas of calm providing opportunities for workers and visitors to enjoy the space throughout the day.
A proposed glass pavilion entrance to a new underground restaurant at One Colmore Row features prominently in the new square, alongside a large timber ‘City Bench’, designed to be a robust and beautifully detailed feature within the square.
Special attention is being paid to street and floor lighting throughout to enable better daytime and evening use of the square.
High quality natural stone has been selected to provide an enduring and unifying surface finish.
Wayfinding elements play on local Anglo Saxon history and topography with ground-level granite etched units featuring abstracted geometric details from Birmingham maps.
Rob Valentine, Colmore BID Vice Chairman, added: “Snow Hill Square makes a suitable extension of the earlier work of Colmore BID in Church Street Square and Colmore Square.
“Though a technically and legally demanding project, involving a live railway tunnel and multiple ownership interests, this space is a true gateway into the Colmore Business District and needs to be a high quality environment.
“I’m very pleased with the design, and can’t wait to see this example of business-led place-making become a reality.”
Birmingham City Council Leader, Cllr John Clancy, described the plans as ‘exciting’.
"Snow Hill Station is an important gateway into Birmingham and these designs are a clear signal of our intent to develop a hugely important part of the city,” he said.
"Colmore BID and Birmingham City Council share a vision for Snow Hill Square and this exciting project is yet more proof that big things are happening in this city."
Find out more about the consultation process at https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/snow-hill-public-consultation
Broadway Malyan has created new blueprint for the centre of Southport aimed at “stitching back together” the heart of North-west seaside town.
The proposals, which would see a significant reduction in traffic and a renewed focus on pedestrians along one of Southport’s most historic streets, are part of a wider Southport Development Strategy recently presented to Sefton Council’s cabinet.
The Broadway Malyan scheme to revitalise Lord Street – the road said to have inspired Paris’s Champs Elysees – will focus on traffic calming as an important first step in reclaiming the street according to Broadway Malyan director Danny Crump, who is leading the design project.
He said: “A crucial element of our proposals to restore the vitality to this fantastic street is to address the imbalance between cars and people so reducing the impact of traffic in this key town centre space is a vital part of the scheme.
“This project is about making Lord Street the natural heart of Southport and giving it a real focus. We want to retain the historic avenue aesthetic and make Lord Street the boulevard it once was when it inspired the Parisians all those years ago.”
The concept scheme, which has been funded by a grant from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund, would also see the introduction of a major new flexible events space, a redeveloped outdoor market area, play facilities for families and extensive hard and soft landscape proposals.
“The principle behind this project is physical regeneration enabling economic regeneration,” said Danny. “Southport has to compete with Liverpool and Manchester on its doorstep as well as an ageing population so it is important that takes steps now to improve its viability and reverse decline.
“This scheme will help create a much more contemporary and dynamic heart of the town, complementing its unique collection of Grade II listed architecture and reinstating the some of the street’s majesty that has been lost over the years.
“The regeneration of Lord Street is about refocusing it on the people alongside providing a range of uses that will attract people there. We are considering the space as a destination as well as a key circulation component, stitching back together Southport’s other attractions such as the Promenade and King’s Garden’s which are all vital assets providing a long term sustainable future for Southport.”
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Broadway Malyan’s Shanghai team shared its expertise at an event focused on 21st century learning environments yesterday.
Opened by the British Consul General, and organised in partnership with UKTI, the event had over 60 delegates in attendance.
It focused on the main trends in the education sector and how they related to the design of schools and universities in China.
Broadway Malayan global chairman Stuart Rough spoke at the event, talking about the practice’s history and expertise in the education sector before introducing the themes that would be discussed throughout the day.
He said that the sector is one of the most rewarding to design for, due to the challenge of “creating distinct facilities for different providers, designing spaces which reflect a range of different cultures, and buildings which enhance and improve the local community.”
He added that the importance of these buildings cannot be overstated due to the role they play in shaping and inspiring learning.
The day’s programme was divided into four talks, with APAC regional board director and education sector lead Harry Hoodless starting with a case study on Dulwich School in Shanghai. The school has just been completed, ready for the September intake. The design places flexibility and connectivity at the forefront, so that the learning experience can be more easily tailored to students.
Lorena Zhi, group marketing director at Wellington College, discussed the importance of branding, particular in relation to international schools, and the ways in which the heritage and tradition of these brands can be communicated in a relevant way to Chinese audiences.
Wuxi/Hangzhou Kings College School was the final case study of the day, presented by JiQiang Ma from Dipont Education China. It focused on the inclusion of high quality, non-teaching facilities within developments such as sport and leisure facilities and food and beverage options. These were put forward as examples of ways that schools can distinguish their offer and add value to the student experience.
The event closed with a panel discussion on the impact of changing demographics on the demand for different education spaces, and how this is leading to a range of opportunities for operators and developers.
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