Chatswood Chase

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Chatswood Chase
Location Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°47′40″S 151°11′09″E / 33.79455833°S 151.1859611°E / -33.79455833; 151.1859611Coordinates: 33°47′40″S 151°11′09″E / 33.79455833°S 151.1859611°E / -33.79455833; 151.1859611
Opening date 1983
Management Vicinity Centres
Owner Vicinity Centres
No. of stores and services 216
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 63,713 m2 (685,801 sq ft)
No. of floors 4
Parking 2,441 spaces
Website www.chatswoodchasesydney.com.au/

Chatswood Chase is a shopping centre in the Sydney North Shore suburb of Chatswood that opened in 1983. It is located at the eastern edge of the Chatswood CBD on the corner of Archer Street and Victoria Avenue.

As at October 2016, Chatswood Chase currently had 216 stores including Apple, Coles, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi and Kmart.[1]

History and development[edit]

Chatswood Chase originally opened in 1983 and was the first large scale shopping centre to be built in Chatswood it was the home to the only Myer store in NSW until the early 1990s then briefly became Grace Bros before closing altogether [2] In 2003, Chatswood Chase was purchased by Centro (now Vicinity Centres). In August 2012, Harvey Norman closed its store due to poor sales.[3]

Redevelopment[edit]

In 2007, Vicinity Centres proceeded with a large and extensive redevelopment, growing the centre’s gross lettable area by approximately 10,300 m². Total cost was around $185 million.[4]

The Trust previously reported the acquisition of an adjoining office building at 19 Havilah Street in Chatswood and has since also secured an option to purchase the access lane to Chatswood Chase off Malvern Avenue to facilitate the proposed redevelopment.

This involved relocating Coles Supermarket into a larger retail area, undertaking a major extension to the lower ground retail space, the introduction of a new food court, the addition of approximately 130 new car parking spaces and an upgrade to the Victoria Avenue entrance. Work on the expansion concluded in 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chatswood Chase Sydney". www.vicinity.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  2. ^ Inc., Willoughby District Historical Society,. "Suburbs - Chatswood CBD- History and Heritage - Willoughby District Historical Society Inc.". www.willoughbydhs.org.au. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Price tag too high for too many". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Chatswood Chase". Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  5. ^ Colonial First State Development announcements

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