Phillips Smith Conwell

99 Cambridge Parade Upgrade






Manly, Queensland


Phillips Smith Conwell

This refurbishment project was an opportunity to maximise the client’s prime location and make use of its prominent position in one of Manly’s busiest streets.

Being on a tight budget, Phillips Smith Conwell’s key design proposal response saw the retail strip in a new life by introducing a fresh pallet of colours and hard wearing materials that draw attention to the passer by.

By simplifying the old architecture into linear elements and introducing new illuminated signage helped give the building an elegant yet simplistic welcoming feel. Further improvements included repainting existing window frames, new white tiles on the front facade and introducing natural colours and potted planting arrangements to help uplift the retail centre to meet its contemporary counterparts.