Boost your shopping centre’s ROI

Boost your shopping centre’s ROI with superior car park shade

The modern shopping experience is a far cry from days past.
Consumers are spoilt for choice and they are prepared to vote with their feet if they don’t like the shopping centre’s atmosphere or retail environment. First impressions count, so centre owners and managers must respond to shoppers’ needs – starting with car parks. Have you ever considered if your car park is actually losing business for you and your retailers because it is too hot or uncomfortable for families and their children? Your return on investment could be adversely affected if your car park shade structures are not up to the mark.



Walkway shade structure

Providing quality car park shade sends a message to your shoppers that you care about their welfare. It is also likely to increase their stay time in the centre while contributing to a superior overall retail experience that attracts even more shoppers and premium retailers.

Installing car park shade at your shopping centre can increase your revenue in five key ways:

  1. Attracting new shoppers who appreciate that their cars will be protected from a harsh climate
  2. Maintaining shopper loyalty
  3. Keeping shoppers at the centre longer
  4. Increasing the street appeal of the centre
  5. Decreasing tenant vacancies

Conversely, a shopping centre with no shade for car parking – or a shabby structure – creates a negative feeling as soon as consumers drive into your outlet. Their likely response will be to limit their time in the shopping centre or, worse still, switch their loyalty to another centre that offers protection for their vehicle. The equation is simple – poor car parking shade structures result in lower shopper satisfaction, fewer consumers and less retail income for the centre. In today’s competitive markets, centre owners can’t allow that to happen.

Of course, not any old shaded car parking will do. Erecting quality shade structures that are designed to suit the particular needs of your shopping centre is essential. That means insisting on car parking shade structures that match your budget while delivering safety and longevity; it also means avoiding shade structures that are less resistant to vandalism and do not have an appropriate warranty.

Carpark shade Structures

Centre owners and managers who are considering erecting car park shade structures should factor in some important considerations when assessing designs and car parking shades suppliers:

  • Will the structure truly meet your needs, such as targeting shade over an area at certain times of the day or year?
  • Is the proposed structure secure and does it have the necessary safety clearances to ensure it cannot be accessed by unauthorised people?
  • Have you received a vandalism risk assessment from your car parking shade supplier that includes issues such as anti-climbing devices and fire-retardant fabrics?
  • Do you know how long your structure is likely to last and whether it will have features such as sealed caps and welded lugs that decrease the risk of rust damage?
  • Is it structurally sound and properly engineered by a qualified and licensed shade company that provides you with site-specific drawings and a certificate of design for your structure?
  • Have you checked that your shade supplier is suitably insured and will issue a proper warranty on your structure?
  • Has the supplier outlined its design and construction process?

All of these issues are crucial to ensure that your car parking shades maximise the benefits for your shoppers and retailers while delivering the highest possible return on investment for the centre.

Greenline designs leading commercial shade structures that are within your budget and deliver the best possible outcomes. Our focus is on finding out what customers want and designing car park shade structures that suit their requirements, rather than just selling a standard product.

Contact us and find out how we can help your shopping centre get great car park shade sails that enhance your business results.


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MBS PTY LTD - Mark Conroy

Friendly, professional communications and extensive help provided in the grant application process as well as excellent execution of the project.

Barnawartha Primary School - Bernadette Kelly

Extremely easy to deal with. Professional service. Very happy with the completed job.

Echuca East Primary School, Jodi Boal

I find engaging with Greenline completely professional. The customer service is exemplary and the three projects I have been involved in with Greenline gives me confidence in their communication, ability to meet deadlines and appease a customer, quality of work, competency in meeting regulations and OHS measures

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Wodonga Primary School - Damian Duncan - Principal

I have used Greenline for a number of years now as I have always found them to provide excellent customer service, great quality and reliability. Our most recent project was a covered walkway to provide extra shelter for our students.

From day one, the walkway was such a big hit, with so many students using it that we actually had to provide extra staff in the area for additional student supervision. Thank you Greenline.

Wyndham Central College - Bryan Wollard - Assistant Principal

From my first meeting with a Greenline representative I was very impressed with the professional presentation about the company.

The process relating to construction was very well explained with timelines, contractors details and

Overall, the finished product is absolutely great. It has exceeded all our expectations and is now a real asset for the school.

Greenline did a great job here and I would recommend them to any school wanting to develop a COLA.

Ardeer Primary School - Graham Miller - Principal

Greenline were a pleasure to deal with. Their communication was excellent and we are thrilled with the end product.

Mount Waverley Heights Primary School - Sharon Reiss-Stone - Principal

A huge thank you and congratulations to the team at Greenline for delivering BIG TIME our outdoor shade shelter. The shelter, which covers one of our outdoor basketball courts, gives our students a chance to play through all weather conditions and looks great. Their post project support has been fantastic with quick follow-ups and service to the school.

Croydon Hills Primary School - Christian Holdsworth - Principal

We found Greenline to be professional throughout our entire business relationship, from our initial communications through to the completion of our project. Their friendly, helpful advice was offered with constant consideration of our needs. Greenline were able to meet all deadlines with competency, completing our project with the highest quality of work.

Bundoora Primary School - Lee Pollard - Principal

Greenline were a professional and well organised company to work with. The finished product was of a high standard and met the school’s requirements.

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Wiley Park Public School - Rene Demos - Principal