Brookfield Multiplex has been announced as the builder for Western Australia’s Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre, a move which will see the project proceed into the construction phase. The Centre, which is due for completion in 2018, will culminate in the largest major regional retail hub south of the Perth metropolitan area.
Hames Sharley and Vicinity Centres, together with co-owner ISPT and the City of Mandurah have worked collaboratively to undertake the extensive design process over a period of two years and are delighted to see this landmark stage reached.
Hames Sharley’s Retail & Town Centres Portfolio Director Dean van Niekerk says “This announcement sees the project move into a new and exciting stage of a development that will become a premium retail location for residents south of Perth. The past decade has seen several major infrastructure improvements in this region and upon completion, Mandurah will be able to proudly boast a shopping centre that will exceed the expectations of its growing community. Hames Sharley’s significant role in the project has been wide-ranging, from master planning and urban design through to full architectural and interior design services”.
With an expansion of more than 20,000m2, the centre now enters a phase of dramatic transformation. The designs will result in a modern and spacious premium shopping destination with over 150 new outlets complementing the existing speciality stores and leading retailers Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart who already call Mandurah Forum home. Furthermore, the development will provide an extended food and beverage offer in the form of an external dining precinct and a new café court fronting a public piazza. The redevelopment has been estimated to create 700 permanent jobs at the centre.
The Forum’s impressive design has been influenced by the local vernacular and culture of the region with references to the natural and man-made environments of the coastal location.
The redevelopment will officially launch at an event held at the centre on Monday, 4th April which will be attended by Western Australian State Premier Colin Barnett.