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Spark Halo – Westfield Newmarket

For the last few months, Trans-Space has been working alongside Gartshore Construction and Context Architecture to supply a glass operable wall for Spark’s new store in the highly anticipated Westfield Newmarket mall. Our installers have been in and out the site preparing all the necessary layout for the operable wall.

Westfield Newmarket is nearing its completion with almost two years of redevelopment; the first section of the mall is scheduled to open by the end of August. The mall is constantly transforming and starting to take shape possibly due to construction happening 24/7. There are still many incomplete areas but within a few hours of continuous work, sections of the mall are quickly coming together.

Approximately 230 stores are expected to open in Westfield Newmarket, it will be the home of local and international brands. The mall will be bringing the first David Jones store in New Zealand, and other brands like Farmers, Lego and Countdown confirmed to be joining. The mall will also feature the first rooftop dining lifestyle precinct in New Zealand creating a new retail destination and experience for people to enjoy.

The new Spark shop will feature the GlassSeal 421 Series, a flexible layout with the provision to be stacked away in a cavity when needed. Many spaces are leaning towards glass partitions as it enables maximum light and visual transparency. Using glass allows different interior possibilities; collaborative spaces can be achieved through visual transparency. The GlassSeal 400 Series maintains privacy through using different tints and the double-glazed glass maintains acoustic properties ideal for meetings.

This project is unique, as it combines different finishes and stacking layouts. A solid wood veneer partition is used as a moveable pass door, making a modern and unique look matching with the wood interiors of the shop while the glass leaves a sleek and sophisticated look. The room can also be divided using double-glazed glass sliders hidden within a cavity. The 420 Series is the perfect solution to reduce noise in busy environments while maintaining light transparency for a more functional space.