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AMP Capital has announced the commencement of Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre’s $142 million development. Construction has begun this month based on Hames Sharley’s designs with completion expected in 2020.

The development, which AMP Capital is managing on behalf of owner UniSuper, will extend the existing ‘Metro’ centre to the south between Smidmore and Edinburgh Roads, Marrickville, in Sydney’s Inner West.

Once completed, Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre will increase in size by fifty percent to 33,000 square metres, and will be home to over 40 new retailers including Coles, as well as a fresh food precinct and indoor and al fresco dining options. The development is designed to celebrate the food and art culture of Sydney’s Inner West and reflect the industrial heritage of the area. It will also enhance the existing retail, leisure, dining and fresh food offerings.

Hames Sharley’s focus for the project has been to create both socially and environmentally appropriate solutions, and by working closely alongside AMP Capital, local artists and business owners the space will look to reflect the diversity of Sydney’s Inner West and the residents within its local community.

This week’s announcement follows the commencement of construction on Hames Sharley’s designs for the $800 million Karrinyup Shopping Centre development, which AMP Capital is also managing on behalf of owner UniSuper.