Shopping centres battle to be biggest and best north of Brisbane

Shopping centres battle to be biggest and best north of Brisbane

The shopping centre arms race north of Brisbane has heated up, as centres battle to beat each other by building up, out or throwing all manner of extras in.One strategy employed was for centres to create a hub for shoppers by combining retailers with residential towers, entertainment, food and commercial spaces.
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Shopping centres north of Brisbane were battling it out for shoppers’ attention, with some adopting the bigger and better approach while others tried to entice customers with extras. Photo: Supplied Brisbane Racing Club has started building a $1.5 billion masterplan in between Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourse.The masterplan incorporated a new shopping centre, including space for a major supermarket, an estimated 12-15 specialty shops as well as office space above.
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An artist’s impression of the residential towers to be built next to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Photo: Brisbane Development In addition, eight residential towers were also going to be built, with 1200 apartments planned and building heights ranging from nine to 15 storeys.There was also going to be a new hotel, with about 150 rooms, and a sports club on the ground level, as well as a two-hectare aged care retirement facility.
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Brisbane Racing Club general manager of property Jeff Kahler hoped the development would create a “hub” in the Ascot area.He added the aim was to put all money from the masterplan back into the racecourses and believed it would “enhance the racing experience”.
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Lutwyche City planned a major makeover after new owners took over in 2015. Photo: Brisbane Development According to Brisbane Development, two separate developments were following a similar trend.The developer and manager of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre planned to build two new residential towers, nine and 20 storeys in height, known as Keating Park Residential.
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Shopping centre and residential towers to be constructed between Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourse. Photo: Brisbane Development It was expected to include 124 apartments as well as a ramp linking to the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre carpark.The historic TC Beirne and Burlington Buildings in Fortitude Valley were also in for a refurbishment, which would see the ground floor transformed into The Arcade and The Beirne Laneway.
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Aspley Hypermarket received a facelift including new shops, food court and interior design. Photo: Supplied The development was hoped to form a new focal point for food, beverage and retail in Fortitude Valley, with commercial offices to be built on the floors above.Meanwhile, on Monday Westfiel…