I popped up to Canberra to lend Westfield a VM hand last week. The Design & Leasing team take it to the next level with every project and I was super impressed with the contemporary casual ambience and 'community' cluster they have created in the heart of their new fresh food zone (how nice is it not to have a pop pink ice cream kiosk plonked in the middle?!). A stand out store for me was Ziggy's. Exposed brick, warm wood and a stencil celebration of their valued suppliers form the bones of this great looking store. Combine that with quality fresh produce and excellent merchandising and you're highly likely to be on a winner. The centre is due for completion in March 2011 The locals were loving their first taste of it last Thursday and I'm sure they will be more than delighted with the finished product. Westfield Belconnen.

Westfield Food Canberra