Mandurah’s $350m redevelopment nears completion

mandurah forum 2Vicinity Centres has announced Mandurah Forum’s $350 million redevelopment in Western Australia will open on March 22.

With a focus on fashion, the centre will be anchored by a new David Jones and H&M in the fashion mall along with Seed, Bonds, Lovisa, Bardot, Cotton On, Peter Alexander and recently announced Mecca Maxima.

Centre Manager Jacqueline McKenzie said the centre, which has nearly doubled in size, will provide the Peel Region with a “vibrant new shopping destination and community hub”.

Other fashion retailers confirmed for the grand opening include Cotton On Kids, Cotton On Body, Sunglass Hut, Portmans, Forever New, Bras n Things, Tarocash, Supre, Jacqui E, Honey Birdette, Sportsgirl, Oakley Vault, Just Jeans, Universal Store, Jeanswest, Sussan, TS14+, Gazman, Naturalizer and Decjuba. Footwear retailers such as Wittner, Sketchers,

Platypus Shoes and Footlocker will also open in the fashion mall on grand opening day.

According to property firm CBRE, offshore investor interest in Western Australia’s retail market is expected to intensify in 2018, building on the $48 million worth of assets transacted in 2017.

The property firm said $458 million worth of Western Australian retail assets changed hands in 2017, up from $398 in 2016.

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