Location: Sydney (NSW)
Macquarie Shopping Centre has long been one of Sydney’s most successful regional centres. The centre’s strategic location at the heart of the Macquarie Park business precinct, and opposite Macquarie University, enables it to serve not only a regional suburban residential catchment, but also the large university student and workforce populations and the surrounding business workforce.
Brief: MacroPlan Dimasi has assisted AMP Capital Shopping Centres, the manager of Macquarie Shopping Centre, over many years with tasks ranging from audits and review of the existing facility to long term strategic planning and assessment of future potential for expansion and redevelopment. AMP Capital Shopping Centres is now in the process of creating a new world class shopping, dining and recreation facility at Macquarie Shopping Centre, which will make it one of the leading regional shopping centres in Australia.
Result: The completed centre will add a second department store (David Jones), a new format Coles supermarket, together with a range of international retailers that are either recent entrants or new to Australia, and an extensive supporting range of specialty stores, cafes, restaurants and other services. It will also provide a modern ambience with highest quality finishes, offering greatly increased amenity as well as retail mix.
MacroPlan Dimasi has provided, and continues to provide, independent economic and market research advice to AMP Capital Shopping Centres in delivering this world class facility.