Westfield Southland

Location: Cheltenham, VIC

Shopping Centre

Scentre Design & Construction Pty Ltd
Jenny Ward

Project Management, Upholstery & Timber Works


Westfield Southland is a retail shopping complex located in Cheltenham, Victoria. Prototype had previous experience with Westfield franchises implementing unique installations.

For this project, Westfield Southland sought six timber bench seats with built-in plants for their venue, as well as five dining benches and one straight bench seat. Prototype delivered the bespoke pieces with careful detail and prompt turnaround of just 12 weeks.

The Brief

Prototype was to create specific bespoke pieces to adorn the halls of the modern retail complex as well as the dining space.

How We Did It

Prototype custom-manufactured all of the pieces for this project and installed them onsite. The pieces were predominantly timber with the added complexity of living flora. The six dual-purpose benches act as both a feature, as well as a spacious seating option.

The venue also installed five dining benches for the public food court space. These were manufactured in a curved structure to face individual tables, the perfect option for families or larger groups.

“ On the client's request, a straight bench seat was also created to go between retail stores, a convenient, comfortable, and attractive waiting spot for weary partners of eager shoppers.”

The end result is a creative, modern, and practical solution to the high traffic seating needs in the shopping centre complex. Westfield Southland’s new bespoke pieces are stylish and space-conscious.


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