Stockland is forging ahead with the first stage of the much anticipated Birtinya Town Centre development on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Construction of the $87 million Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre, commenced prior to Christmas and has made significant progress in under two months.
Caitlin Sandford, Stockland Development Manager, said: “We have wasted no time getting to work on this this integral first stage of construction for the Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre which will be located right at the heart of the Birtinya Town Centre.
“Significant piling and ground improvement works are currently underway and we are working towards our first key milestone next month which will see wall panels for the centre erected.”
The first stage of construction will see 1623 concrete piles being installed below the ground, some up to 18m deep, 600 tonnes of structural steel laid and 15kms of electrical cabling used.
Caitlin Sandford continues, “Stockland Birtinya will be consciously different, designed to embrace its coastal location with architectural finishes, extensive landscaping and natural ventilation offering a relaxed atmosphere that will offer a great place for convenience shopping, having a coffee or meeting friends for dinner.”
Stockland Birtinya will feature a flagship Coles and ALDI supermarket, two mini-majors, an open-air, late night dining precinct, some 30 specialty retailers and 522 car parking spaces. Stockland anticipates the first stage to be complete by the end of 2018.
Stockland has committed to a 5 Star Green Star As Built rating for the new Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre, featuring solar panels and end of trip facilities among other sustainability measures.
Stockland Birtinya Shopping centre is the first stage of the broader $830 million Birtinya Town Centre masterplan development.
Across an area of 18 hectares, Stockland plans to develop vibrant and thriving town centre for Birtinya which will include the subregional Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre, a new civic plaza, walkable waterfront along Lake Kawana and open green space - all integrated with commercial, health related research facilities and high density residential.
Mark McMahon, Senior Development Manager, Stockland, said: “The Birtinya Town Centre masterplan is the next big catalytic project for Oceanside bringing together commercial, apartments and mixed use development with open green space to create jobs and drive future investment across the Sunshine Coast region.”
“This will be Oceanside’s dynamic urban heart, a place that is centralised and accessible – a place that connects people for business and fun, and, importantly, creates a regional destination for the Sunshine Coast.”
The Birtinya Town Centre development is estimated to generate significant local employment for the region with more than 550 jobs during construction and more than 14,600 new full time jobs on completion.
Leasing enquires at Stockland Birtinya please contact Aaron Stephenson on 0449 645 003 or Hamish Riddle on 0401 889 138.