First built in 1967, the North Blackburn Shopping Centre has been serving the community of North Blackburn for 51 years. Originally known as Old Orchard Shopping Centre, the centre sits on what was once an orchard where a variety of fruits including cherries, pears, plums and quinces, were grown.

With the decision to give the centre a face lift to maintain their appeal for the next generation, new development plans were recently lodged which will see the centre incorporate an improved supermarket, upgrades to community services and a food and beverage entertainment precinct. Along with the new centre, it was also time to create a more modern and user friendly website, that not only showcases all the centres stores, but will be used to provide locals with constantly updated centre news along with any upcoming development plans.

The new North Blackburn Shopping Centre website was designed by the extremely talented Fiona Brand from Brand By Name. I was then tasked with bringing the new site to life by creating a custom responsive WordPress theme. With an emphasis on user-friendliness, the site not only loads super-fast, but looks great across desktops, smartphones and tablet devices.