Northpoint Shopping Centre

Northpoint Shopping Centre is a 7,000 retail district with 24 specialised tenancies, one Coles supermarket and a medical centre. Located in North Toowoomba, the new centre opened in 2014.
Iconic shopping centre for Toowoomba

Hallmark Property had plans to develop an exciting new shopping centre in Toowoomba. DMA was engaged as the services engineers and was responsible for the electrical and mechanical design. We were also tasked with factoring in the end application of different spaces throughout the centre, providing base build tenancies as well as detailed design for mall areas.

Design solutions for complex requirements

Each tenancy in the shopping centre had their own 63A 3phase distribution board.  Ducted air conditioning was connected to this distribution board. DMA’s design provided each tenancy with 10 pair copper points that could be used for telephones, general data and EFTPOS. Throughout the centre there were Wi-Fi access points and PA speakers for background music and announcements. DMA provided common areas with lighting and power and also gave specific provisions to power ATM’s and noticeboards throughout the centre.

The common areas of the centre were provided with air conditioning and had CCTV. These were strategically targeted throughout the centre and carparks. There was also an elevator and a goods lift for transport of customers and goods. Emergency lighting and exit signage were incorporated throughout the tenancies and common areas.

To make the centre energy efficient, we maximised the natural lighting through sunroofs, used timers to turn lights on and off and installed motion sensors in the storerooms and bathrooms.

Energy efficiency meets user requirements

A major benefit to the client of an energy efficient design is the reduction in ongoing operational and running costs. We adopted a collaborative approach by engaging with the tenants and end users to find an energy efficient design solution that was tailored within their budget.

Client: Hallmark Property

Location: Toowoomba, QLD

Sector: Shopping Centres

Services: Electrical and Mechanical Services

Status: Complete

Project value: $40M

Year completed: March 2014

Image: Courtesy of Northpoint Shopping Centre

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