Photographer: Brett Lees
ASC Architects was commissioned to complete the masterplan, base build concept and detailed design of the retail development known as The Grange. It is located on State Highway 1 on a highly visible site on the Eastern side of Warkworth. Over 5,000,000 cars drive past the Service Centre each year, and it thereby offers a unique opportunity for retailers and service providers to position their businesses on State Highway 1. It is also a very convenient shopping centre for the locals and residents of the new subdivisions located nearby.
With approximately 7,067m2 of retail space The Grange is anchored by a drive-through McDonald's restaurant and a BP service station at its entrance. The rest of the Centre is modelled around a main street environment with a restaurant precinct at the northern end, which is designed to enjoy the outlook over the stream corridor. A central plaza open space gives amenity to the customer, and convenience retail tenancies configured to open onto and activate this space.
ASC completed the exterior and interior design of McDonald’s Restaurant. The design focused on providing a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing environment for travelers along State Highway 1.