Since the advent of online trading, retail centres have undergone massive changes in the way they are designed, and function. Many modern retail emporiums have been re-imagined as exciting destination locations – integrating on-trend architectural aesthetics with showcase retail spaces, entertainment venues, destination dining, and facilities for health and wellbeing.
As a result, new retail centres are markedly different to their predecessors, and existing retail centres are being adaptively re-developed to greater degrees than ever before. Designers also have to respond to customer demands for better connectivity with the surrounding environment, improved links to public transport, and safer, more efficient parking facilities for both staff and patrons.
Indeed, many retail centres are now fully integrated developments, with transport interchanges below or adjacent to them, and commercial or residential towers above. All of these approaches require clever, holistic, and often bespoke engineering solutions in order to deliver a high-functioning retail centre.
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