Project Detail

Vicinity Centres

The new Perth DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) is a major complex combining more than 100 specialty retailers with various food and beverage options. Accessed from Tonkin Hwy and in close proximity to the Airport, the DFO provides a key discount apparel destination for WA.

Vicinity Centres engaged Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick as the lead consult on the design which was inspired by aspects of natural and man-made flight.

The Perth DFO is designed with the latest innovation in electrical system. The fully converged IP network of the shopping centre empowers the communication system, access control system, CCTV monitoring system, power monitoring system, people counting system, IPTV system, public address/background music system and lighting control system.

Lighting for the retail environment was an important consideration for the Perth DFO project. To create a pleasant environment for the shoppers, all light fittings are designed to have minimal discomfort glare. Base build lighting for the tenancies are provided via Venture high bay LED luminaries with high CRI performance to give an accurate colour rendering of the retail merchandize.

Specially selected Unios canister wall lights and downlights are used throughout the amenities areas to create a cozy atmosphere, complementing the warm tones of the interior while the pause pods grouped throughout the premises are accented by Unios Aeon Flex to provide an inviting place to sit and re-charge.

To promote a safe environment for loading and unloading of equipment, all loading docks and service area are well lit via the Cree CPY canopy luminaires. Lighting distribution to the open car parking areas is optimized by the extensive usage of type 5 optics from pole mounted CREE OSQ area luminaires which reduced the total number of poles required for the carpark with no upward light distribution that will affect the neighboring airport.

Joseph Lo
Senior Electrical Engineer 
Wood & Grieve Engineers

Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick Architects

Electrical Engineer:
Wood & Grieve Engineers


Electrical Contractor:
Everett Smith

Ron Tan