Lucas Lane Albany is a new green fields shopping centre development located in the heart of the Albany commercial area. Designed around a main street running through the site, the shopping centre contains 44 retail units and a flagship Countdown supermarket as the anchor tenant. Designed over three floors with a central atrium, the centre also provides 730 free car parking spaces.
The Albany area was formally known as Lucas Creek named after Daniel Lucas, a flax trader. The area is characterised by its picturesque native landscape and flora. Flax is a plant that many New Zealanders associate strongly with their homeland and in Māori sayings and songs flax is often a metaphor for family bonds and human relationships.
The interior of the Lucas Lane mall reflects abstracted local landscape and flora forms to create a vibrant and aspirational shopping centre. Reflected light and filtered shadows, angular forms and natural materials provide a dynamic backdrop to a bustling destination retail precinct.