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Hames Sharley is proud to be a part of the redevelopment of Rundle Mall Plaza with the recently confirmed new tenant – Swedish fashion giant H&M. We are delighted to work with The Weinert Group on this wonderful development that aims to rebirth Rundle Mall Plaza as a fashion destination and an aspirational food experience.

The experiential driven centre will provide a state of the art shopping and food facilities for CBD shoppers and weekly working professionals which will have no rival within the mall. The proposed higher-end dining experience will be a key facilitator of this. The unique contextually driven design will enhance the shopping experience for Adelaide and raise the bar of the South Australian retail sector.

The extensive redevelopment that commenced during 2017 is planned to be completed in the second half of 2018.

Weinert Group Executive Director Peter Weinert said the revitalised Rundle Mall Plaza would continue to set exciting new standards of retail excellence in Rundle Mall and South Australia.

“There is no doubt the time is right for this important redevelopment of the Plaza and introduction of this outstanding new H&M store into South Australia. This significant commitment by The Weinert Group shows continuing confidence in South Australia’s retail sector,” Mr Weinert said.

“The completed development will provide a unique shopping experience and with H&M as the major tenant, we expect Rundle Mall Plaza to not only be a significant drawcard for Rundle Mall in particular but Adelaide in general.”

The redevelopment will span four lower levels of the nine-storey building, with a Lower Ground Tech Hub, the Ground Floor dedicated to retail and fashion, a new Dining Precinct on Level 1 and a Health and Wellbeing Precinct planned for Level 2.

A substantial part of the floor of Level 2 will be demolished to create a double height Dining Precinct with large glass windows overlooking Rundle Mall. Additionally, a new multi-storey void at the main entrance will be another standout architectural feature, hosting the relocated iconic Progress Statue above the entrance to the Plaza.

The large-scale project creates exciting opportunities for new retailers with numerous tenancies to be filled over the four levels.

Rundle Mall Plaza was constructed in the 1960s as a standalone David Jones Department store, and the original builder, Hansen Yuncken, has been appointed as the Principal Contractor for the redevelopment works.

H&M and Rundle Mall Plaza were introduced to each other by Michael Tayler, Leasing Executive Adelaide Retail.