Brisbane’s first suburban Coles Local. An inspiring design for a challenging site. Energises the suburban high street.

ThomsonAdsett recently designed several Coles Local supermarkets for affluent Brisbane suburbs, where the high streets have suffered as a result of customers being drawn away to large shopping centres.

Coles Local Taringa will be a 2,690m² supermarket with a 150m² Liquorland and 99 off-street parking spaces.

This smaller format supermarket will complement full-line supermarkets located in larger centres and will offer suburban residents more choice for their daily needs. It will provide a much needed anchor and be a catalyst for the revival of Taringa Village high street.

Carefully articulated facades front Moggill Road and Swann Road, including a prominent architectural corner element.

ThomsonAdsett has a close relationship with Coles, and the quality of the design has been well received and appears to have fast-tracked the development application approval with Brisbane City Council.

This project was conceived, designed and mostly completed during the COVID-19 lockdown which is a testament to ThomsonAdsett’s abilities, particularly when taking into account the fact that site visits were not allowed.

ThomsonAdsett has been documenting the project during the approval process for construction to commence in early 2021.




Taringa, Queensland, Australia



Interior Design


Development application approval received, construction commenced early 2021