Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City
Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City exterior
|Location||Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia|
|Opening date||November 1994|
|Developer||ING Real Estate|
|Management||Armstrong Jones Management|
|Owner||Lend Lease Group/Australian Government Future Fund|
|No. of stores and services||300+|
|No. of anchor tenants||8|
|Total retail floor area||96,000+ square metres (1,033,335 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||2|
|Parking||Yes, 2 four level decked parking areas, approx 4,300 car bays|
|Information from Lakeside Joondalup|
Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City is a major shopping centre, located in Joondalup, a satellite city in the north of Perth. It is located next to Grand Boulevard and is adjacent to the Joondalup railway station. It currently holds the title of Largest shopping centre in Western Australia.
History and development
Construction of the centre commenced in 1991, and it opened in late November 1994. It celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2004, and invited all retailers who had remained in the centre since its opening to a gala party held in The Great Space.
The centre has undergone a number of relevant extensions and developments since opening.
The cinema, originally opened as a Greater Union was constructed on top of the Joondalup Line railway reserve and opened in 1998. Sometime post 2000, the cinema was then sold to Grand Cinemas.
In 1999, the centre has added a new Department Store (Target) in the South-west corner. The area was originally left vacant and was secured until the construction phase began.
Valued at A$116 million (2006), the expansion included a new major supermarket, department store and some 100 speciality stores, as well as adding a four storey parking structure of 1,710 new car bays located on the south eastern side of the site. The new extensions connect with the existing centre via an enclosed area over Station Square. As part of the extension, ING Real Estate's existing "air rights lease" over the railway line was converted to freehold title. It was a condition of development approval that public access be maintained from the commencement to cessation of rail services at the adjoining Joondalup Interchange.
The first portion of Stage 3 was opened to the public on December 7, 2007. This portion included the Fashion Mall (located within the old East Mall area), the Station Square precinct, the relocated Food Court, as well as a small selection of speciality retail stores..
The Second portion of Stage 3 was opened to the public on April, 2008. This allowed access between the lower part of the center to the adjoining road of Boas Ave. The remainder of Stage 3 was opened to the public on the 4th of December, 2008
In 2012 the centre began further expansion of the centre to the south. The first stage of the expansion opened in March 2014, and included a new multi-storey carpark (800 bays) and 20 specialty stores (including a relocated Australia Post and Westpac and a new Bankwest). This was shortly followed by the opening of an expanded Coles supermarket. The second stage, consisting of a new Myer department store, a new fashion mall, second food court and alfresco dining precinct, opened in November 2014. In December 2014, a new food court opened above the existing food court adding six new food tenants to the centre.
Currently major reconfiguration of the centre is occurring in order to include further mini-major stores
A third stage of expansion is currently underway expected to be opening throughout 2015. This stage includes a number of new food establishments including three new bars, a Max Brenner, a new coffee shop, and a number of new specialty fashion retailers. Further to this, major reconfiguration of an exterior parking area which was a result of a failure of the Myer department store in the centre's stage 3 expansion will allow for a number of new mini-major stores including Aldi (opening 2016) and H & M (opening August 29, 2015). Rumours currently suggest a number of other high brand retailers will open up shop as part of this expansion including an Apple Store, Zara and Topshop.
The most striking feature of the centre is the main area known as The Great Space. It consists of a number of white tent-like structures covering a major area of the centre, with a large centre stage and display area in the middle of the area. Also inside the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, many variety stores feature within the "Great Space" which offer a variety of different products to center customers.
Adjoining the centre is the Joondalup Interchange, opened in 1993. The station services the Joondalup Line as well as numerous bus routes covering suburbs from Whitfords to Clarkson and beyond. Further to this, the station is also a member of the TransWA network.
The centre has a number of restrooms facilities located at entry points and lifts throughout the two story section and carparks. The Shopping centre also has taxi ranks / set downs at the north, east and west entrances. All wheelchair accessible.
The centre is divided into a number of areas including:
- Myer Mall - The newest mall in the centre containing 90+ shops predominantly focusing on fashion and accessories.
- The Great Space - The central area of the centre which contains the entrances of Target, Coles, Kmart and Woolworths as well as a large amount of variety retailers.
- East Mall - Prodominated with well established fashion brands, footwear shops and telecommunication retailers.
- Food Court - Featuring 13 food shops, prodominently fast food
- Fresh Food Court - The newest food court which contains a number of healthier restaurants, some of which contain their own dining areas. This area will also house 2 bars in Early 2014.
- Station Square - An outdoor restaurant precinct to the north of Joondalup Train Station. Currently not open but will feature a bar, restaurant and cafe.
- Fresco - A restaurant precinct to the north which contains cafe, restaurant and tavern.
- South Mall - Renovated and expanded mall including 2 banks and a predominantly boutique offering.
- North Mall - Older mall featuring health insurance companies and hair care providers
- West mall - Older mall featuring a variety of fashion and food offerings.
Major retailers within Lakeside Joondalup including:
- Myer Department Store
- Big W Discount Department Store
- Kmart Discount Department Store
- Target Discount Department Store
- Coles Supermarket
- Sisters Supa IGA Supermarket
- Woolworths Supermarket
- Grand Cinemas Movie Theater
Major food restaurants
Major food restaurants outside of Lakeside Joondalup on centre controlled lands include:
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