The Ponds Shopping Centre wins major PCA award
The Ponds Shopping Centre in Kellyville, NSW has won the Best Shopping Centre Development category at the recent Property Council of Australia (PCA) Innovation & Excellence Awards. The Ponds Shopping Centre, owned by ISPT, and developed and built by Frasers Property Australia was completed in 2015 and is an example of sustainable retail in action.
The Ponds Shopping Centre balances leading sustainability innovations with contemporary sensibilities. The Centre was previously awarded a 6 Star Green Star Retail Centre Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Cameron Gregson, Fund Manager, ISPT Retail Australia Property Trust said “ISPT is committed to investing in our customers, places and community and The Ponds is a shining example of this. The locals feel a real sense of ownership, forming a loyal and engaged customer base and directly attributing to the success of the centre since opening in May 2015.”
The initiatives contributing to the centre’s world leading environmental credentials include: a rooftop solar photovoltaic system; high efficiency LED lighting and water fixtures; comprehensive environmental and waste management practices during construction; collection and reuse of rainwater for toilet flushing and irrigation; use of sustainable materials with recycled content and low embodied emissions; passive design through building orientation, layout, thermal massing and facade; best practice on-site waste segregation to facilitate recycling and natural ventilation throughout the mall.