|Location||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Opening date||1970 (City Arcade), 1982 (Carillon Arcade)|
|Owner||Hawaiian Property Group (50%), Multiplex Property Trust (50%)|
|No. of stores and services||140|
|No. of anchor tenants||0|
|Total retail floor area||11,670 m² (Excludes Office Tower), 16,451 m² (Includes Office Tower)|
|No. of floors||5|
Carillon City is a major Australian shopping centre, located in Perth, Western Australia. It is located in the middle of the Perth main retail precinct between the Hay and Murray Street malls. It is linked to St Georges Terrace by way of access through Trinity Arcade and an arcade under the Hay Street Mall. Walkways and a pedestrian overpass connect the Cultural Precinct, public carparks, the rail and bus terminal with Carillon City.
History and development
Originally the centre was two individual arcades known as City Arcade and Carillon City. The then City Arcade was constructed in 1970 and refurbished in 1980. Carillon Arcade was opened in 1982.
Some of the original tenants were Miss Maud, Four Seasons and Sasellas Tavern, all of whom have remained at the same locations throughout all the changes undertaken to the centre.
Sometime in 1998, City Arcade was purchased by the Hawaiian Property Group and Multiplex Property Trust, and merged into what is now known as Carillon City. On the eastern side of the property resides a fourteen-story office block.
As part of the merger of the two arcades in 1998, extensive refurbishment works were undertaken to increase the aesthetic appeal of the new combined arcades.
In December 2013, the western end of the Carillon City site was demolished to make way for Australia's newest Topshop, Topman store, which opened in October 2014. The new store has a floorspace of 2,200 square metres, the same size as the current largest Topshop Topman store in Australia, which is located in Brisbane.
The centre gets its name from The Carillon Bells, a group of 35 bells which play melodic sounds. Carillon City's carillon is one of only four carillons in Australia. The Carillon Bells, launched in 1983, are made up of 35 bells.
On the south-western side of the complex, there is a three storey glass atrium which also has a two storey glass spiral staircase running from the first to second floors of the complex.
As the centre connects with two major pedestrian malls there is no direct transport to the location. However, the area is well serviced by bus links along St Georges Terrace, as well as services from the Perth Busport and the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. Rail services are available from the nearby Perth railway station.
The fifth floor of the complex also includes the Perth Tourists Lounge, targeted primarily at overseas visitors particularly from Asian destinations to relax while visiting and shopping within the city areas.
- "The Carillon City Bells Toll for Perth!". Carillon City. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.[permanent dead link]