The latest artist impressions of Cornmeal Promenade were released earlier this month, sharing with the community a new outdoor dimension to Sunshine Plaza.
Cornmeal Promenade will be transformed into an outdoor waterfront dining and leisure experience where customers can enjoy a range of restaurants, social and public spaces along a connected pedestrian pathway.
Situated on the north-west side of the existing Centre, Cornmeal Promenade will also incorporate new outdoor activity areas and a pedestrian bridge built across Cornmeal Creek, linking to the Woolworths Plaza Parade precinct and enhancing customer access around the centre.
“Our intent with the redevelopment has always been to further build on this special guest experience already available at our Riverwalk entertainment and dining precinct,” Sunshine Plaza Centre Manager Michael Manwaring said.
“The Cornmeal Promenade image shows how we plan to provide customers with a distinctive experience that encapsulates the water and natural environment surrounding Sunshine Plaza."
Global architecture, planning and design firm Callison RTKL lead the creative design process for the centre expansion, including the Cornmeal Promenade precinct.
The design incorporated a relaxed backyard coastal theme showcased through social built structures, activity areas, material selection and landscaping, whilst retaining the indoor and outdoor elements that have become the plaza identity for many customers.
The redevelopment will create a 24-hour public boardwalk that will connect to the existing pedestrian network through to the Maroochydore CBD and the coast beyond.
Construction activity is currently underway in the western car park and along Cornmeal Creek, with 200 construction personnel working daily to deliver the new Kmart multi-level car park, additional two-level Myer rooftop parking, and a new Myer loading dock by late 2017.
On completion, customers will enjoy over 34,000 square metres of additional retail space with the region’s first David Jones department store, a new BIG W, a refurbished Myer, a new Amaroo Street mall entrance, Cornmeal Promenade dining precinct, large format fashion operators and over 100 new specialty stores, bringing highly sought-after fashion brands to the Sunshine Coast.
The transformation of the centre is due for completion prior to Christmas 2018.