Perth shopping centre to get $100m facelift

Midland-Gate-exteriorartistimpressionMidland Gate, the largest regional shopping centre in Perth’s east, will undergo a $100 million expansion.

Vicinity Centres, on behalf of the centre’s co-owners, said the redevelopment will be unveiled in stages with the full expansion to be completed in early 2019.

The centre is currently anchored by Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Big W, Target, and Ace Cinemas. 

Aldi, JB Hi-Fi and Harris Scarfe have confirmed that they will move into the expanded centre and 35 new specialty retailers will also open their doors.

Midland’s fully enclosed single level centre will be expanded to approximately 69,000sqm of gross lettable area and will include a new fresh food precinct, an expanded dining offer and 215 retailers on completion.

The new fresh food precinct will have eight food retailers and will be anchored by a larger, upgraded and relocated Coles supermarket. As part of the redevelopment, Kmart is also undergoing a major refurbishment with their new store layout being rolled out.

“As a gateway for Perth’s eastern suburbs, our co-owners are investing in the Midland community as the centre neighbours the Swan growth corridor, with the local population predicted to increase by 24 per cent by 2025,” said Angus McNaughton, CEO and managing director of Vicinity Centres.

McNaughton said the redevelopment project will will cement Midland Gate as “the largest, local, everyday destination for the whole family” in Perth’s east.

The centre’s dining offer will also be revitalised with the existing food court expanding while the Cale Street casual dining precinct will receive a makeover.

Located on Great Eastern Highway between Perth’s premier wine region the Swan Valley and the Perth Hills, the existing centre which opened in 1980, will be refurbished with state-of-the-art amenities including a new parents room. Customer convenience will also be boosted with 250 additional undercover parking bays introduced.

Construction will commence this month with the redevelopment expected to create an estimated 965 jobs including 315 jobs through construction and 650 ongoing retail, hospitality and services roles at the completed centre.

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