MELBOURNE CENTRAL RETAIL
Melbourne Central is one of the city’s most well-known and popular shopping centres. Constructed over five years from 1986, the centre was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. It opened to the public in 1991 with 160 speciality shops, 30 cafes and food outlets, and the Japanese department store Daimaru occupying six floors.
Melbourne Central is continually evolving. Along with commencing an aesthetic enhancement program in 2017, GPT aligned its capital masterplan to maximise opportunities for efficiencies and identified the BMS as a critical path in the overall plan.
The main works of the Melbourne Central BMS upgrade project were completed by mid-2020, with the replacement of old, legacy field controllers continuing. As a consequence of the BMS upgrade, GPT now has full control of how it progresses with planned renovation and development works at the shopping centre.