New Supermarket, Retail, Fast Food Development Proposed for Pallara

A new shopping centre, with a supermarket, fast food outlet, specialty retail outlets, medical centre, and childcare centre, could soon be built in Pallara.

Situated at 223 Ritchie Road in Pallara, the approximately 1.62-ha property is the site of the proposed new neighbourhood centre. The Kris Kowalski Architects-designed development proposal by Pallara Central Pty Ltd includes a 1,500-sqm supermarket, retail outlet, indoor sport and recreation, healthcare, a 903-sqm childcare centre and a drive-through fast food outlet.

Proposed site aerial photo
Proposed site aerial photo | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council /

The main building will provide convenient access between tenancies via a roofed walkway and will also contain a pavilion-style cafe. The centre will have a total of 3,838 sqm of centre uses.

The proposed fast food outlet with drive-through facilities and service bays will be located separately from the main centre. The proposed childcare centre will also be a separate building but similar in design to the main centre activities building and will be located along the eastern boundary of the site.

New Shopping Centre Proposed for Pallara
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“The proposed development presents with a highly articulated façade, addressing and activating both Ritchie and Laxton Road. As demonstrated in the Figure below & within the enclosed architectural plans, the proposal constitutes a sensitive urban design outcome that is compatible with the low-density residential nature of the surrounding development. Characterised by a cascading roofline cladded in modern profile corrugated metal and floor to ceiling glass shop fronts, the centre comprises a number of detached building; grouping anticipated uses in a suitable manner.” – JFP Urban Consultants

New Shopping Centre Proposed for Pallara
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The proposed centre will be constructed in three stages: Stage 1 for the 142-place childcare centre, Stage 2 for the supermarket and centre activities and Stage 3 for the drive-through fast food outlet component of the development.

The proposal will likewise provide 192 car parking spaces including 8 accessible bays located within the ground floor area. Vehicle access is via an existing singular cross-over along Laxton Road.

223 Ritchie Rd, Pallara QLD 4110, Australia