Chatswood Interchange

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Chatswood Interchange
(1)Chatswood pedestrian mall-2.jpg
View of Chatswood Interchange from Chatswood Mall
LocationChatswood, New South Wales
Coordinates33°47′50″S 151°10′55″E / 33.797140°S 151.181982°E / -33.797140; 151.181982Coordinates: 33°47′50″S 151°10′55″E / 33.797140°S 151.181982°E / -33.797140; 151.181982
Opening date1988 (original) 2014 (new)
OwnerGalileo Group
No. of stores and services70
No. of anchor tenants1
Total retail floor area10,000 m2 (107,639 sq ft)
No. of floors4
Public transit accessChatswood railway station
Websitewww.chatswoodinterchange.com/

Chatswood Interchange (also known as The Interchange Chatswood or The Interchange) is a shopping centre in the suburb of Chatswood in the lower North Shore of Sydney and is integrated with the Chatswood railway station and features a Woolworths supermarket, 70 speciality stores, three high-rise office towers and high-rise apartments.[1]

Interior of Chatswood Interchange
The Interchange in 2005 before it was demolished to make way for the Epping to Chatswood rail link

Transport[edit]

The Epping to Chatswood rail link and the North Shore rail link offers frequent train services to Chatswood station which is integrated with Chatswood Interchange. Chatswood station will partially close in 2018 with the Epping to Chatswood link to convert to Sydney Metro.

Chatswood Interchange has bus connections to Sydney CBD, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, Telopea, Kingsford, Bondi Junction, Crows Nest, Balmoral, Northern Beaches including Frenchs Forest, Dee Why, Manly and surrounding suburbs. It is served by Sydney Buses, Forest Coach Lines, Metrobus and NightRide with bus stops on either side of the railway line.

There is also parking in nearby streets and car parks.

History[edit]

The Interchange opened in 1988 integrated with the station entrance. It featured around 30 speciality stores with no anchor stores.

With the construction of the Chatswood to Epping line, The Interchange as well as Chatswood railway station and its attached bus interchange was demolished in 2005.[2] Construction started on new railway station, bus interchange and shopping centre in late 2005. The CTI was constructed as a Public Private Partnership and was to include a new shopping centre called 'Metro Chatswood' and three towers. The private developers, CRI Chatswood, went into receivership whilst construction was underway. As a result, the shopping centre remained vacant until 2014 and major construction of the towers was delayed for several years.[3][4]

The centre opened in 2014 as Chatswood Interchange. Woolworths opened its 2000sqm store and its BWS chain opened on the ground level.[5] Many kiosks have opened in stages and the post office has relocated there.[6]

On March 28, 2015, The District food court opened on the top level, which included 14 vendors that offered Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Italian cuisine.[7][8]

As a result, Chatswood Interchange is expected to reach $634 million by 2026 and can support trade for over 75,150 people.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chatswood Interchange - Information". www.chatswoodinterchange.com. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. ^ "Chatswood Central Business District - 05/04/2005 - PRIV - NSW Parliament". 23.101.218.132. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  3. ^ "Chatswood development delays trigger $28m payout for Bonett". Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  4. ^ Inc., Willoughby District Historical Society,. "Suburbs - Chatswood CBD- History and Heritage - Willoughby District Historical Society Inc". www.willoughbydhs.org.au. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  5. ^ "Chatswood interchange transformed into retail hub". Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ "Chatswood Interchange Kiosks starting to open". Railpage. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  7. ^ "Dining district is sure to dazzle". Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  8. ^ "Chatswood - Chats About". www.visitchatswood.com.au. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  9. ^ "Chatswood Interchange - leasing". www.chatswoodinterchange.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.

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