Since it was developed, Orion Shopping Centre has become much more than a place to shop for Springfield residents.
Since it was developed in 2007, Orion Springfield Central shopping centre has become more than a place to shop for Springfield residents. With its thoughtful design, Orion is now a popular destination for people to socialise, whether it’s on their way to or from work, or on the weekend. This is in no small part thanks to the collaboration between Ipswich City Council, Springfield Land Corporation and Mirvac.
The vision for Orion was to create a space that’s cohesive, connected and encourages sustainable behaviour. This is now a reality, thanks to the centre’s inviting open layout and the walking paths linking it to public transport, the town walk, and the lagoon.
The lagoon itself has become a popular swimming spot, and its aquatic theme has been extended into the centre with the installation of an interactive water feature in the restaurant area. Given Queensland’s climate, we saw an opportunity to create a fun, attractive centrepiece that would provide a welcome break from the heat. The water feature provides just that, and is already a huge hit with local children. Mirvac now also provides towels at the centre’s customer service desk for visitors to dry off after having a dip.
Together with a new cinema and vibrant dining precinct, this has cemented Orion’s place in the heart of the Springfield community – a real asset that all residents can use and appreciate.