The $150 million Narellan Town Centre is fast taking shape, due for completion late 2016, with the overall development expected to be completed mid-2017.
The key northern section of the Town Centre’s purpose is to revitalise the Narellan precinct by acting as a catalyst for further high quality developments in the area and surrounding suburbs.
The expansion will double the mall’s floor space from 35,000sqm to 70,000sqm. This will incorporate a sky bridge over Camden Valley Way that joins the existing southern shopping precinct to the new northern sector to form a cohesive regional retail centre.
Australasian design firm The Buchan Group was appointed by Dart West Developments in 2009 to provide architectural and interior design services to the project, revising the centre’s original design concept to create a modern town centre.
The Buchan Group’s Project Director Anthony Palamara said he was excited to see the main section of the project being so close to completion, with the building set to become the new heart of the Narellan community.
“The project brief was developed in conjunction with Council and the owners Dartwest Developments.
The process involved the consideration of international and local benchmarking to create a major townscape adorned with hard and soft landscape, flanked by restaurants and an active plaza space,” he said.
“In terms of a commercial development it’s a generous and unselfish contribution by the developers in usable space for the local community.
“Upon completion the new building will redefine Narellan Town as a new central hub and town centre for Sydney’s south west”
The Town Centre’s external sky bridge, two entrance lobbies and sweeping retail facade have been designed to create a gateway landmark that embraces the restaurant precinct and civic plaza.
“In terms of standout features, this adjoining sky bridge is the pinnacle of the centre’s extraordinary design as it links the north and south retail precincts seamlessly and effortlessly for shoppers,” he said.
The expanded town centre will create an estimated 1750 jobs open and rival other major shopping centres in the area, including Macarthur Square in Campbelltown.
Image - artist impression of the Narellan Town Centre dining precinct.