Sunshine Marketplace

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Sunshine Marketplace
Sunshine-entrance.jpg
Entrance to Sunshine Marketplace from the carpark.
Location Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Opening date 1997
Developer Centro Properties Group
Management Vicinity Centres
Owner Vicinity Centres
No. of stores and services 74
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 33,850 m2 (364,400 sq ft)
No. of floors 1 of stores and 1 of car parking
Parking 1,743
Website http://www.sunshinemarketplace.com.au/

Sunshine Marketplace (was to be called Market Towers) is a regional shopping centre in Sunshine, about 13 kilometres (8 mi) west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has been built next to the existing Sunshine Plaza.

Sunshine Marketplace has a variety of national, international and independent retailers, it has a Gross Lettable Area of 33,850 m2 (364,400 sq ft), 1,743 parking spaces and approximately 74 stores.[1]

History[edit]

In 1994 Woolworths Limited purchased two-thirds of the former Sunshine Harvester Works site for $10 million, and submitted plans to build a $70 million shopping complex containing a Big W department store, Safeway supermarket, cinemas, and around 50 shops.[2] Sunshine Marketplace opened in 1997 and a major redevelopment program was undertaken in 2004. The redevelopment included a new 300 seat Diners Life precinct, refurbishment of the inner and outer facades, additional stores inside and the Village Cinemas Megaplex which includes the only Intencity Gaming Complex in Melbourne's West.[1]

On 30 January 2016 during a violent storm, the roof of the Village Cinema area began to collapse to due the heavy rain and winds.

Major anchors[edit]

Transport[edit]

Sunshine Marketplace is 500 metres (1,600 ft) from Sunshine railway station. The 220 bus from Sunshine to Gardenvale stops in front of the shopping centre as does the 408 Highpoint to St Albans via Sunshine; and the 903 SmartBus route from Altona to Mordialloc.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Santel Architects - Sunshine Marketplace". santelarch.com.au. 
  2. ^ "From the archives". Brimbank & North West Star Weekly. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sunshine Plaza/Hampshire Rd (Sunshine)". ptv.vic.gov.au. 

Coordinates: 37°46′55″S 144°49′53″E / 37.78194°S 144.83139°E / -37.78194; 144.83139