Coles and Aldi join Karrinyup

AMP Capital has announced that supermarkets Coles and Aldi will be part of the new-look Karrinyup Shopping Centre. The supermarkets are both expected to open mid-2021, with the entire centre development on target to be complete at the end of 2021.

Upon completion, the centre will offer approximately 290 specialty stores.

Karrinyup is a suburb of Perth located 12km north of its CBD. The smaller original shopping centre was built in 1964, and redeveloped in the mid-1990s.

The current $800 million development, which AMP Capital is managing on behalf of owner UniSuper, commenced in November last year and will see the centre almost double in size, growing from 59,874sqm to 109,000sqm.

In addition to the two new supermarkets and the existing Woolworths, the development will also incorporate large-format international retailers, an alfresco dining precinct and a state-of-the-art 10-screen Hoyts cinema.

Both Coles and Aldi will be located in the new fresh-food precinct. Woolworths will anchor the east side of the precinct and will undergo a refurbishment as part of the development.

AMP Capital’s divisional development manager for WA, Scott Nugent, said that the fresh-food precinct will provide customers “with a diverse foodie experience, with supermarkets, local growers and special events. With abundant natural light and a village-style atmosphere, the precinct will be our customers’ go-to for fresh produce and healthy food options.

“Attracting Coles and Aldi, along with other exciting retailers and specialty stores, shows that there’s great interest and growth in the area,” said Nugent.

Coles state general manager Pat Zanetti said, “Karrinyup is a booming community and we know there’s demand for a new and convenient shopping destination. That’s why we’re excited to bring a full-line Coles supermarket which spans over 4000sqm.”

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