This unique project began in 2019 when Harris Farm Markets engaged i2C’s architectural services to deliver the new Harris Farm flagship store situated in Albury, NSW.
Waveroo, Wiradjuri Country | Albury, NSW
Fit-out by Watts Build, Cold Shell works by Premier Building & Construction
Supplied by Harris Farm
i2C worked closely with interior designers Luchetti Krelle to bring to life the overarching concept of ‘fun fair’ to the enormous space, which involved many hours of ongoing design and planning collaboration, right down to the details of finishes and construction methods.
Coordination was pivotal to the success of this unique project, as i2C worked with the builder and an array of consultants to develop iconic store features such as numerous shed structures, wall mounted grain silos, giant suspended straws and moving mechanical cogs.
There was a multitude of factors that needed to be considered for each zone of the store, in particular the design and operational requirements of each of the eight tenants. Each internal tenancy was its own project encompassing design and planning, construction documentation, finish considerations, equipment, and operational requirements. Each tenancy had to function within its own right, but also work with the services and layout of the store as a whole. This extended aesthetically as well, balancing each tenant’s own brand and identity with the wholistic feel of the Albury store itself. Attention to detail and regular coordination and communication was key in overcoming these challenges and ensuring everything came together seamlessly in the end product.
More than just a grocery store, Harris Farm Albury offers a themed playground for kids
A 4m tall strawberry smiles and waves at customers entering the store
Created by Found Design Made
The opening of the Harris Farm Albury store was keenly anticipated and talked about by the local community. Alive with activity from the moment the doors opened, awe was visible on the faces of both children and adults alike. The uniqueness and sense of fun made the space immediately popular with customers, even being likened to a “Willy Wonka factory”.
The store has become a landmark for the area and has provided the locals with an impressive range of produce. Tenants have been able to capitalise on the considered flow and zoning of the store. Keeping the store concept and “feel” of the space at the forefront of decision making meant the team were able to deliver a truly unique and exciting shopping experience to the community of Albury Wodonga.