Stage two of the exciting $412 million redevelopment and expansion of Stockland Green Hills was unveiled on 10 August adding 16 more retailers and services as well as 350 rooftop car parking spaces, taking the customer experience to the next level.
Customers will welcome household name retailers such as Bed Bath N’ Table, Habitiana, Lowes, Spendless Shoes, Darrell Lea, Butterfly Silver, Price Attack, Australian Geographic as well as innovative service providers including OPSM, Beautiful Hair, I Brow Station, The Green Room, Laser Clinics Australia, Helloworld, Escape Travel, and ANZ Bank.
“We’re delighted to see our customers embracing the new centre so enthusiastically as we continue to transform Stockland Green Hills into an even more vibrant, thriving shopping, leisure and entertainment destination that will be the pride of the Hunter,” said Chris Travers, Stockland Green Hills Centre Manager.
“There’s already an incredible buzz around the centre, and stage two will deliver more exciting new retailers and more services reinforcing that we are delivering the biggest and the best retail destination in the region.”
Retailers are excited to be reopening in the new and improved centre, which will elevate the customer experience.
Ebony Synnott, Regional Sales Manager at OPSM said: “We are excited to be returning to Green Hills. The customers are lovely and the centre is expected to be huge with lots of big name retailers joining the shopping centre. To be a part of that for the Hunter is exciting.
OPSM’s new retail store will make it easier for customers to shop and connect with the brand.
“Bright colours and quirky graphics bring a warm, fun and inviting personality to the store. The intuitive layout creates a better flow and overall customer experience, while improved procedures allow us to more accurately capture customer needs and cater to them accordingly. Our highly specialised friendly team are raring to go and welcome you back to OPSM Green Hills,” said Ebony Synnott.
There is much more to come this year for the local community with stage three on schedule to open in November, delivering a new full-line Target and 80 more specialty stores.
Another retail evolution is underway at Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat, which will deliver a redefined shopping experience and a vibrant community hub for Victoria’s central west.
The $37 million redevelopment, which began in July, will add over 6,700 square metres of new retail space with a focus on youth fashion, casual dining and everyday convenience and will feature over 100 retailers.
Stockland Group Executive and CEO of Commercial Property, John Schroder, said: “We’re responding to our customers’ feedback to ensure Stockland Wendouree remains the retail destination of choice with a greater range of specialty fashion, retail services and a vibrant and inviting casual dining experience for our customers to enjoy.”
At the heart of the upgrade will be a new full-line 3,800 square metre Woolworths with an artisan delicatessen, an onsite bakery, and an adjoining BWS liquor store. The centre’s dining offering is being revamped with a new laneway dining precinct offering indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of casual dining choices.
Sustainability at Stockland Wendouree will also be at the forefront of its design with plans for a rooftop solar installation to reduce carbon emissions and an inclusive playground designed in conjunction with the Touched by Olivia Foundation, to ensure children of all abilities can play together.
John Schroder continues, “This redevelopment is all about offering our customers a first-class retail experience on par with that of any major metropolitan city. We are confident that, on completion, Stockland Wendouree will become the star destination for the community to meet, eat, shop and socialise.”
The redevelopment will take approximately 12 months to complete and will generate approximately 500 jobs during construction and 250 ongoing local retail jobs.
The centre will remain fully operational during the redevelopment program with most retailers trading as normal. Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction and all works will be carefully scheduled to minimise disruption. Woolworths temporarily ceased trading in June to make way for the construction of a new revitalised Woolworths supermarket. Coles supermarket is trading as normal.
The redevelopment of Stockland Green Hills and Stockland Wendouree shows Stockland’s commitment to providing quality retail experiences for local communities, now and into the future.