Glebe Hill Village in Hobart is charging ahead with plans to start construction in 2021. Property development and investment group, Tipalea Partners, recently announced the new $30 million retail centre was now 80 per cent full.
Located at the intersection of the South Arm Highway and Pass Road in Howrah, Glebe Hill Village represents the first new neighbourhood shopping centre in metropolitan Hobart in over a decade.
Acquired by Tipalea Partners in 2016, the site is in close proximity to several new residential estates in Hobart’s popular eastern growth corridor.
The 5,900 square metre Glebe Hill Village shopping centre is set to deliver a new standard of convenience retail and consists of Coles plus 17 specialty shops in an air-conditioned mall with 260 car spaces in an expansive, completely on-grade car park.
Glebe Hill Village will provide the largest only full-line supermarket in the primary trade area. It is also on track to become Hobart’s most connected retail centre with a suite of innovative Smart-Tech features including its own App, free wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi, real-time air quality monitoring, smart bathrooms that monitor water usage, parcel lockers, recycling stations and electric vehicle chargers.
CEO of Tipalea Partners, Scott Spanton, said the demand they have experienced from retailers for this new centre is testimony to how vital it is for the community.
“More than ever, the jobs created by this investment are desperately needed. Despite all the gloom of this year, these forward-thinking retailers realise we are still 18 months away from opening and that we will eventually come out of this pandemic,” Mr Spanton said.
“Glebe Hill Village is essential infrastructure for what is Hobart’s fastest growing catchment and will create around 200 jobs during construction and over 350 ongoing jobs once the centre opens. McDonald’s alone is expected to employ around 100 people across a mix of full time, part-time and casual roles, with training and development a focus for these new employees,” he commented.
Construction on Glebe Hill Village is set to commence in early 2021, with the centre expected to open in mid-2022.