26.05.2010

The new Leo's Fine Food & Wine supermarket at 1 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris, opened its doors on Wednesday May 26th.

peckvonhartel acted as the lead designers for the 10,000m² site that is situated behind the Hartwell Shopping strip on Toorak Road.  The site used to act as the City of Boroondara public carpark until the council tendered the sale of the property, which was won by Le Max Group.

Le Max Group engaged peckvonhartel to convert the site.  One of the challenges faced by peckvonhartel was to retain 143 existing public carpark spaces over and above the development requirement for carparking.  The end result is the new Leo's Supermarket building, as well as a lower level carpark off Somerset Road and two carparking levels above the rooftop of the supermarket.

Leo's Fine Food & Wine concentrates on gourmet and creative style foods, whilst also fulfilling the basic supermarket requirements.  Other supermarket locations include Kew and Heidelberg.