Robina Market Hall Redevelopment Gold Coast, Australia

Robina Market Hall Redevelopment

Gold Coast, Australia


Queensland’s biggest and most expansive food precinct includes The Kitchens, a lavish Market Hall, billed as the first-of-its-kind in the country.

Buchan’s retail master plan for Market Hall Redevelopment at Robina Town Centre creates the opportunity for many improvements to the centre. This includes a two-storey major new food precinct, now dubbed ‘The Kitchens’, imagined as ‘a mix of food court, hall and factory’. It creates a theatrical experience like that of a street market.

It sits between two large supermarkets and consists of a diverse collection of 65 new traders, including butchers, fishmongers, restaurants, bars, cafes, teaching kitchens and a microbrewery. All of which celebrate local, regional produce, supplying the very best local products available.

Spanning the newly created precincts is a grand, unifying roof structure, undulating in great radial waves. The redevelopment concept design, by UK firm ACME, incorporates skylighting in the wave ridges, drawing light into the centre. The multi-storey, open-concept space incorporates industrial stairs, lifts and escalators. They connect the levels throughout, allowing easy circulation as visitors, retailers and suppliers mix in the market-like bustle of the space. Inside, the volume evokes a reversed nave, an impression reinforced by the regular ribs and strips of honey coloured timber.

Landini Associates created the fit-out concept design for The Kitchens. Buchan completed the design development, documentation and architectural construction services.


  • Client /QIC Global Real Estate
  • Discipline /MP. AR. ID
  • Sector /Retail
  • Region /Australia
  • Awards / Winner, Queensland AIA, Commercial Architecture, State Award 2018, Retail Property of the Year, Property Council of Australia Queensland 2017, Winner, Excellence in Food Retailing (Over Six Tenancies) Award, Property Council of Australia Queensland 2017