“From a planning point of view, Scott Carver has designed a centre that has active edges to the key public domain and streets,” said Doug Southwell, Director, Scott Carver. “Rather than simply being just an internally focused retail experience, there are a range of tenancies that face out to the key streets to encourage activation and a sense of energy to the precinct.”
“The ribbon like design feature of the towers continue through to the sweeping feature awning, which adjusts as you rise up the building, to open up to the views,” said Hon Diec, Design Architect for the Project at Scott Carver. “The design inspiration of the waterfront location can be seen through this curvature, which echoes the gentle water’s movement of the Bay.”
“The 150 metre feature urban scale awning adds another dimension to the curvature of the building,” said Jan Parting, who delivered the retail aspects for Scott Carver.
“Over the last 15 years Scott Carver has been involved with designing Billbergia’s vibrant new city-within-a-city, known as Wentworth Point Marinas,” said Southwell. “We are very excited to launch Marina Square this week, which is the final piece of the puzzle for the Wentworth Point Marinas’ community. A big congratulations to Billbergia.”
Rick Graf of Billbergia said that the centre has been designed and developed with the needs of the both local and broader community in mind, “Residents have told us that shopping and dining options are critical components in building a sustainable residential community in Wentworth Point and surrounds.”
“Along with the retail offer, convenience is a significant factor in shopping centre choice. To ensure convenience for customers the centre includes ample car parking with over 480 secure spaces across three basement levels,” Graf said.
“Wentworth Point already has a burgeoning population, with 14,000 people now living in the precinct – and this is set to grow to more than 20,000 residents over the next 10 years,” said Graf. “We are pleased to be able to create a new centre that will meet their needs.”
One of the highlights of the opening week will be an invite for all locals to get involved in the ‘Participatory Community Mural’ which enables the community to place a ‘mark on the park’ and join in the creation of a 52-metre art project. The community will help paint the mural that celebrates life in Wentworth Point and will set to be a long-lasting mural in the area.