We were looking at getting our very first cafe and weren’t sure where to start. With Karyn’s help, things were simple! After her inspection, she provided us a detail report enabling us to identify potential hazards and communicate with the seller effectively. Karyn has been very helpful and we would strongly recommend her.
Mixing it up without losing the focus
Mixed use development – whether a combination of residential or commercial space with retail on the lower floors – has particular complications, as it is delivering for several different audiences all at once.
We appreciate the diverse, sometimes contradictory requirements for mixed use projects. Although critical, retail’s comparatively small footprint in the overall scheme means it can get lost along the way.
We keep our focus on the retail component, and identify the impact of project options so that the team can make informed decisions.
The back of house activities associated with running a successful retail offer are sometimes missed in mixed use developments. The ease and availability of delivery access, rubbish removal, and customer amenities, among other things, can make leasing more difficult.
We make sure these elements are identified and considered early in the process.
A helping hand
The additional compliance issues when fitting out a tenancy on a street rather than in a centre can make this a new and difficult exercise for tenants.
We build relationships with council and other authorities and suppliers so that we can help tenants work through these activities. A focus on assistance rather than box-ticking is crucial for successful tenancy delivery.
Mixed use in an urban regeneration context – King Street
We have been working on the RNA Showgrounds project since 2016, delivering retail in both residential and commercial buildings, as well as a car-park, childcare, and re-purposed buildings.
A central part of the RNA Showgrounds redevelopment, King Street is a new road with residential and commercial buildings including retail on the ground plane.
In 2018, King Street was runner up Queensland Retail Property of the Year, with a commendation in Food Retailing.
The challenges on this project included maintaining a vibrant precinct during on-going building works; working with varying specifications across the different buildings as the development progressed; and dealing with events which affected fitout contractors and trading tenants.
Setting Up Shop were embedded in the development team, allowing for open communication and engagement on all issues facing the team. An in depth understanding of the challenges meant effective solutions could be delivered.
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