The largest regional shopping centre in Perth’s east, Midland Gate will undergo a $100 million expansion Vicinity Centres announced today on behalf of the centre’s co-owners.
Currently anchored by Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Big W, Target, and Ace Cinemas, Midland Gate’s redevelopment will be unveiled in stages, with the full expansion complete in early 2019.
In a new era for Midland, the fully enclosed single level centre will expand to approximately 69,000 square metres of gross lettable area and will include a new fresh food precinct, an expanded dining offer and 215 retailers on completion.
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.
The new fresh food precinct will be home to a selection of 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 innovative new store layout being rolled out in response to growing changes to the way customers live and shop.
With construction commencing this month, the redevelopment will create an estimated 965 jobs including 315 jobs through construction and 650 ongoing retail, hospitality and services roles at the completed centre.
Mr Angus McNaughton, CEO and Managing Director of Vicinity Centres said: “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% by 2025.”
“This redevelopment project will deliver greater choice and convenience for our customers and 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 making it a contemporary destination for customers to enjoy family-friendly dining, day and night.
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.
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