Brisbane Airport Corporation to encourage local retailers in pop-up initiative

By Charlotte Turner |

The local flavour of the new roster of retailers at Brisbane International Airport is just another example of ‘the re-birth of the International Terminal as a uniquely Brisbane/Queensland experience’, said Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) Andrew Brodie.


Brodie said BAC would also be looking to provide ‘pop-up’ shop opportunities for small local retailers within the departures lounge areas.


“We’d love to see more local retailers, who may not be able to meet the demands of a general tenancy in the terminal, get an opportunity to show and sell their wares to international travellers.


“Gun Brisbane architects Richards & Spence have given us a design for the departures and arrivals areas at the terminal that brings the city to life at the airport,” he said.


“Their incredible work has been complemented by exceptional retail outlet design being led by another great Brisbane firm Arkhefield.  At the end of this $45 million project there’ll be no airport terminal in the world like it.


“But not only is the terminal going to look and feel distinctively Brisbane, it’s going to taste that way too.”


The newly added William and Co restaurant.


To coincide with the terminal upgrade, BAC has re-vamped the retail roster introducing a new Duty Free provider, JR Duty Free, and 22 new food and beverage and speciality retailers.


“We called for expressions of interest from not only national and global brands, but also Brisbane businesses that we thought could work in the challenging environment of a 24 hour airport terminal,” said Brodie.


A burger joint born and bred in New Farm and a bar and grill inspired by Queensland’s oldest building are among the new retailers to anchor the redeveloped International Terminal at Brisbane Airport.


The full suite of new retailers for the re-developed areas of the International terminal are as follows: JR Watch Co, Merino Collection, RM Williams, Surf Dive n Ski, Australian Way, Produce of Australia, Just Australia, News Travels, Sunglass Hut, Subway, Boost Juice, Burger Urge, Tuk Chop, Espresso, Sunset Bar and Grill, The Coffee Club, Windmill & Co, The Botanist Kitchen and Bar, Red Rooster, Mad Mex, Sushi Sushi and Jamaica Blue.


The redevelopment of the International Terminal is being undertaken in stages, with the arrivals level the first to be completed later this year.


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