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Four days of celebrations and exciting events began in Mandurah on this month, as Western Australia’s largest regional shopping centre opened to the public.

Hames Sharley designed Mandurah Forum, saw thousands of customers flood through its doors for the official opening, which included festivities and the launch of a number of major retailers in the region. Iconic stores including David Jones, Ella Bache, H&M and Mecca Maxima, (amongst many others) saw eager customers form queues around the centre.

The launch is the culmination of several years’ work on the $350m centre undertaken for Vicinity and ISPT. Hames Sharley was appointed to deliver full architectural services including master planning and interior design.

In addition to the retail offering, the centre now includes new commercial and community spaces as well as food court and outdoor resort-style restaurant precincts, which result in a relaxed lifestyle experience enhancing the centre’s overall offering for the region. The scheme also includes integrated pedestrian and cycle connectivity in conjunction with improved public transport links to foster increased connectivity to the local community.

The Forum’s design oozes local vernacular and landscape inspiration that connect to the culture and community of Mandurah providing an integrated meeting place for all.