Burwood Brickworks aims for top sustainability ranking

Centre aims for top sustainability ranking 

Frasers Property Australia’s Burwood Brickworks shopping centre is set to open on Friday December 6. To mark the occasion, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony will launch three days of family fun, retailer offers and live entertainment, Shopping Centre News reports.

Located 19 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Burwood Brickworks hopes to become the most sustainable shopping centre in the world, aiming to achieve certification under the most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings, the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC™). 

It will also be the home of Australia’s first rooftop farm in a shopping centre environment, a 2000sqm project to connect people with the food they eat.

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The LBC™ governs such matters as materials choices in fitouts, among other strict regulations and compliance demands.

Anchored by Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s and Reading Cinemas, the centre has a GLA of approximately 13,000sqm and will offer a mix of flagships and localised speciality stores across food and dining, entertainment, retail services, and health and wellbeing.

More dining choices in Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds Central has unveiled plans to create a new dining destination – Hall Street Dining precinct, reports Shopping Centre News. Taking inspiration from Melbourne’s love of laneways, the new precinct is on target to open from December 2019 onwards with some seven new dining offers.

This precinct is now in the completion stage of its $7 million development. New dining destinations, such as Macellaria, Angie’s Kitchen and Hero Sushi, will open alongside old favourites like Zeus Street Greek, and additional food and dining offers will open their doors in the near future.

Moonee Ponds Central is situated in an established suburb, located seven kilometres north of the Melbourne CBD, and connected to the Puckle Street retail strip. It expanded in 2009 and comprises Kmart, Coles and an Aldi supermarket, as well as over 60 specialty stores.

Newmarket Auckland opens with a splash

The final stage of Scentre Group’s $790 million redevelopment of Westfield Newmarket in Auckland has opened, with David Jones, Country Road, Cos and Dr Martens among the retailers opening new stores in time for Christmas.

Fifty new stores in total opened their doors last week, including a 7000sqm David Jones department store, a Country Road flagship, a new Forever New concept for plus-size fashion called Curve as well as Cos, Dr Martens, HypeDC and Politix stores. Other international retailers opening include Maje and Sandro Paris.

To celebrate the launch, David Jones gave $50 vouchers to the first 50 customers to walk through its doors, and customers who spent $100 or more received a free tote designed by one of three New Zealand designers – Karen Walker, Deadly Ponies or Kate Sylvester.

The Country Road flagship is the first retail store in New Zealand to target a five-star Green Star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council. The store design includes several sustainable elements, such as parquetry flooring reclaimed from old buildings, fitting room hooks revitalised from ocean plastic, curtains made from recycled polyester, fixtures and tables made from recycled plastic and wool wall hangings salvaged from leftover yarn.

Country Road has already received five-star Green Star ratings for its Chadstone flagship, which features many of the same design elements as the Newmarket store, and its warehouse facility in Australia.

Karrinyup launches Fashion Loop

Karrinyup Shopping Centre has launched the first section of its Fashion Loop development with a four-day celebration featuring a number of eye-catching installations, free pop-up activities, fashion experiences and in-store offers with an appearance by Australian fashion icon and beauty entrepreneur Elle Ferguson. 

High-profile international fashion retailers H&M and Swarovski have joined the centre, alongside an expanded location for premium Australian beauty retailer Mecca. In addition to the new retailers, a number of other specialty retailers including kikki.K and The Body Shop will be relocated to the new-look Fashion Loop. 

The Fashion Loop will open in its entirety in late 2020. It is a significant element of the overall development which on completion will offer approximately 290 specialty stores including high-quality local, national and international fashion retailers, an extensive food and beverage offering, new Coles and Aldi supermarkets and a state-of-the-art 10 screen Hoyts cinema. 

As part of this launch Karrinyup Shopping Centre will also open a new multi-deck car park with 700 bays and a parking guidance system.

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