The $800 million development of Karrinyup Shopping Centre in Western Australia has officially commenced, with main works to start next week.
Designed by leading architects Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick and Hames Sharley, the development will see the shopping centre almost double, growing from 59,874 square metres to 109,000 square metres, incorporating additional supermarkets, large-format international retailers, an alfresco dining precinct and a state-of-the-art 10 screen cinema.
The development will also feature 94 high-end residential apartments which will be included in the Eastern side of the development and an additional 4,500 parking spaces.
The vision for the new development responds to the feedback and insights of the community by delivering a landmark destination which merges both the physical and digital world to create a more customised and seamless shopping experience.
AMP Capital’s Global Head of Real Estate, Carmel Hourigan, said the new development is a great opportunity to incorporate the next generation of retail experiences, and to position it as a shopping centre destination for the future.
“Our vision is to create a place that’s uniquely Perth and applies what we know about retail trends of the future and the expectations of our customers,” said Ms Hourigan.
“However, what really makes this development special is the connections we build and the lasting impact we can make in the community, particularly by creating long-term employment opportunities,” she commented.
Multiplex has been appointed as builder for the new centre, with the project expected to generate up to 2,500 jobs during the construction period and an additional 2,500 retail, support and management employment opportunities after construction activities are finalised.
Construction will commence on Monday 19th November and is expected to be finalised in 2021.