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17 August, 2017
Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre has today announced that Aldi Supermarket will open at the centre in mid 2018. This will be teamed with a refurbishment of the shopping centre including the construction of the new Aldi box, tenancy remixing, a modernised façade and a proposed casual dining precinct.
Fairfield Gardens, which has been a busy local shopping centre since opening in 1987, will commence refurbishments this month, starting with the removal of shade sails in the carpark adjacent to Coles, where the new Aldi store will be located.
Building contractors, “Built” have been appointed to undertake the project – the same contractor that worked on the newly refurbished Toowong Village. TRG Architects are designing the shopping centre refurbishment, with a strong focus on contemporary design and materials.
The proposed casual dining precinct will bring warmth and vibrancy to the Fairfield Road side of the shopping centre with 6 to 8 tenancies available. The new tenancies will vary in size from 40m2 to up to 140m2, with external licenced seating and some converging into a newly created outdoor courtyard.
Centre Manager, Mr Darren Hitchon said that by next year customers could enjoy the choice of cross shopping two supermarkets with Coles and Aldi, meet at the centre for a meal or a drink, and still enjoy the local convenience and service based nature of Fairfield Gardens.
“With the new contemporary designs for the shopping centre, together with the addition of Aldi and new casual dining options, Fairfield Gardens will be able to offer more choice, variety and value, and meet the needs and expectations of the changing customer within the trade area,” Mr Hitchon said.
“With a customer base made up of a large proportion of young professionals and families with above average incomes, together with the unique inner city location and high passing vehicle traffic, we see great potential for Fairfield Gardens which we hope to capitalise on with this project”.
Mr Hitchon said that Fairfield Gardens will remain open during the construction and refurbishment and all efforts will be made to ensure disruption to shoppers and retailers is kept to a minimum.
Fairfield Gardens is owned by YFG Shopping Centres and managed by Retail First Pty Ltd. It is anchored by a high performing Coles supermarket, 7-Eleven, BCC Library, Tennyson Ward office, 30 speciality retailers including Snap Fitness, plus Aldi opening in 2018.
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