South Bank: Brisbane’s leisure and lifestyle precinct won notable accolades on Friday (August 8) at the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 2014 Queensland Retail Property of the Year Awards.  South Bank received the top honour of 2014 Retail Property of the Year, making it the first time a ‘precinct’ has won the coveted title.

It won a perfect score as winner of the Excellence in Marketing Award and then took out the Excellence in Food Retailing Award. CEO of South Bank Corporation Jeff Weigh was delighted with the three accolades and was grateful to the PCA for recognising the precinct’s overall retail offer, diverse dining options and excellence in marketing. “We are extremely proud of our leasing and marketing efforts over the past few years as we work to maintain our position at the forefront of the state’s retail, dining and leisure scene. The Retail Property of the Year award is one of the most prestigious honours for excellence in the retail sector, recognising outstanding overall achievement for a property or precinct. The accolade was awarded to the retail property that achieved the highest average aggregate out of the three award categories. The South Bank Concierge marketing campaign scored a perfect score of 100 points from the judging panel based on our ability to tap into the 61,000-plus conference delegates visiting the destination annually.”

Queensland executive director of the Property Council, Kathy Mac Dermott said the Queensland Retail Property Awards recognise excellence in retail properties and precincts throughout Queensland in the areas of marketing, design, food and presentation. “In 2014, 68 finalists were recognised throughout the state, representing properties and precincts in a range of size categories.”

South Bank is also gearing up to welcome a further 3500 to 4000 people who will live and work in the vicinity following Anthony John Group’s announcement in April it will build its second Emporium Hotel; together with a new commercial precinct housing the global headquarters of Flight Centre at the southern end of Grey Street. It will also be a key destination when Brisbane hosts the G20 Leaders Summit in November 2014.

via South Bank Corporation