Myer Melbourne Redevelopment

  • Myer Melbourne Redevelopment

    Myer Melbourne Redevelopment

Project details: 

APP helps transform iconic department store into world-class shopping experience

In 2007, APP Corporation was appointed as Client Representative and Project Manager for Myer on the redevelopment of its iconic, heritage-listed Bourke Street Store in Melbourne.

This historic department store, including the Lonsdale Street premises, was sold by Myer to a consortium of investors for a record-breaking CBD deal of over $600m. As part of the deal, Myer consolidated the majority of its operations into the Bourke Street store. 

“The works were staged over three years, in a challenging environment which required the store to remain operational at all times,” said Jonathan Caughey, APP’s project director. “We initially carried out a strategic overview of the Development Agreement between Myer and the Developer, and were subsequently appointed as Project Manager.”

The existing store has now been transformed into a dazzling shopping environment, inspired by some of the world’s great retailers in London, New York, and Paris. The redevelopment includes refurbishment and construction of nine levels of retail floor-space including a top floor mezzanine level and the heritage listed Mural Hall.

APP’s proven ability to work under the requirements of a complex commercial agreement whilst maintaining a focus on total project delivery was key to our appointment. The APP and Myer project teams were integrated to provide a dedicated and coordinated approach to project delivery.

The result is a world-class retail environment that won the prestigious Store Design of the Year at the 2011 Oracle World Retail awards, which recognises excellence in design.

Project summary: 

  • Client: Myer Pty Ltd
  • Value: $350m (including Base Build and Fitout)
  • Services: Project Management
  • Sectors: Retail, Heritage, Refurbishment
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC