Stockland revamp to hit milestone

GreenHillsStockland Green Hills is set to open a new Dan Murphy’s store at the end of this month, representing a milestone for the $372 million redevelopment of the centre in NSW.

With the revamp now nine months into its $372 million redevelopment and set to commence the next stage of construction on October 27.

The new Dan Murphy’s store will be 44 per cent larger than the previous store and will carry the Dan Murphy’s Optimum range, including craft beer, international and cellar release wines. The store will also include a Local Heroes Precinct, which will specifically showcase and support local Hunter Valley wineries.

“We’ve made great progress so far this year and we’re looking forward to delivering an exceptional retail, dining and entertainment destination for the region,” said Daniel Brabant, development manager, Stockland.

“We also appreciate our customers’ patience while we are undertaking the redevelopment, and we’re doing our best to maintain easy access to the centre.”

Stockland has listened to the community and will be easing parking congestion with a new 100 space carpark this month. Half of the new parking area located at the rear of the existing undercover carpark is already open and available for customer use. Stockland also installed Park Assist earlier this year to the underground carpark making it quicker for customers to find an available space.

The next phase of construction will require the closure of a number of stores, including: Dusk, My House, KFC, Ali Baba, Phone Adore, EB Games, Mr Gadget and Muffin Break.

Over 65 retailers will continue to trade as normal during the next phase of construction activity. Stockland will be relocating Helloworld and Sumo Salad within the centre later this month.

“We’ve undertaken similar, large scale redevelopments at many of the other shopping centres in our portfolio in recent years,” said Brabant. “We continue to apply everything we’ve learned to make this project run as smoothly as possible and while there are some dramatic changes to the centre we continue to work hard to minimise disruptions to customers and retail trade throughout our schedule of works.”

The redevelopment of Stockland Green Hills is expected to be complete by April 2018. It will more than double in size to around 70,000 square metres and will feature the first new format David Jones department store in the Hunter, and around 225 specialty shops with a vibrant new dining and entertainment precinct that will be the biggest and best in the region.

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