Bell Street Mall, Heidleberg West
Client | Banyule City Council
Year | 2014-2015
The Bell Street Mall in Heidelberg West is a public infrastructure project to create “A Safer Mall”. The overarching objective is to provide a more welcoming and safer environment that contributes to the cultural diversity of the area.
To improve the amenity of the Mall, the concept aimed at providing strategies and a design response that contributes to a safer retail and civic environment. It was also important to integrate treatments of the surrounding streetscape. Working closely with Council Officers the outcome was to produce detailed designs that are realistically achievable and implementable that includes improvements to seating, lighting, planting, paving and artwork to the roller shutters that secure shop fronts after hours.
By working closely with Council Officers who have undertaken previous stages of trader group and community consultation, our team prepared contract documentation and specifications to provide greater amenity and increase street life and activity within the Mall.