Centro Arndale booming with $35m redevelopment in 2012
Centro Retail Australia is investing $35 million in a major redevelopment at Centro Arndale, as Adelade’s north-western suburbs get set to boom.
The significant retail development will help meet the needs of a growing population over the next five to 10 years. Nearby Westwood, St Clair and Bowden Village developments have a combined potential for over 8,000 homes!
Centro State Manager Mario Boscaini says the development signals a welcome return in confidence to the South Australian retail sector and a boost for employment.
“Upon completion we estimate more than 100 retail jobs will be created, which is fantastic,” Mr Boscaini said. “We’re really pleased to be in a strong position to be able to move ahead, which we know the retailers and the community alike are very excited about.”
The Centro Arndale redevelopment includes major refurbishments and expansions of the Woolworths supermarket and Big W store, the addition of 15 specialty retailers in new mall areas and upgrades to existing malls and entrances
Car parking spaces will increase to 2,300 with new travelators from basement car park and a new lift to service the basement and rooftop car parks to improve convenience and access. Improved amenities include an additional Parents’ Room.
“While there will be significant improvements in the shopping environment, one thing that won’t change is our commitment to supporting and fostering the local community,” Mr Boscaini said. “The Centre at Arndale was to my knowledge the first enclosed shopping centre in Australia in 1963, so there’s a lot of history in these walls – for many it’s the heart of the community – and that’s something we’re keen to foster as we improve the centre.”
Centro Arndale currently boasts major stores like Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Harris Scarfe, a Greater Union 8-cinema complex and an impressive 111 specialty stores.
The significant development is due to commence next month and it is expected the redevelopment will be completed by December 2012.
Centro Arndale is located at 460-470 Torrens Road, Kilkenny, South Australia.
For information about shopping at Centro Armdale see www.centroarndale.com.au.