A long and collaborative relationship undertaking upgrades, refurbishments and extensions.

Toombul Shopping Centre was a major suburban centre located just north of Brisbane that sustained catastrophic damage during the flood event in February 2022. Prior to its closure, the centre was anchored by Target and Kmart discount department stores, Coles supermarket, ALDI food store, Event Cinemas and more than 140 specialty stores.

Originally built in 1967, Toombul Shopping Centre had been remodelled over the years with several extensions. ThomsonAdsett had been upgrading the centre since 2005 for Centro Properties Group (later known as Federation Centres), with each project’s success leading to further commissions.

Mirvac acquired the centre in 2016 with plans to enhance the centre to better align with changing trade area demographics. ThomsonAdsett had since completed upgrades to the Coles Fresh Food Mall, the parallel Fashion Mall, the Kmart Mall, the food court, and much more. Most significantly, ThomsonAdsett designed an innovative upper level external dining and entertainment precinct known as UPSTAIRS, positioned adjacent to the existing cinemas, addressing the retail destination trend which aims to serve the recreational needs of the community and entice online shoppers physically back into the centre.

Given the extent of the flood damage in 2022 and the increased risk of a further flood event, Mirvac made the difficult decision that it was not practicable to reinstate the centre as is. Following this, ThomsonAdsett completed the architectural defects inspection for insurance purposes.

Mirvac has commenced early planning for a proposed renewal and potential redevelopment of the site. Along with retail and community services, any future plans will also need to take into account flood resilience as well as the desire for green space, accessibility across the site, and connections to public transport.


Mirvac Real Estate


Toombul, Queensland, Australia



Interior Design


2005 - 2022


Estimated $20 million