Westfield St Lukes

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Westfield St Lukes
Westfield St Lukes Centre St Lukes Road.jpg
Looking from the southeast.
LocationMount Albert, Auckland
AddressSt. Lukes Road
Opening date1971; 48 years ago (1971)
DeveloperWestfield Group
OwnerScentre Group
No. of stores and services167[1]
No. of anchor tenants4
No. of floors2
WebsiteWestfield St. Lukes

Westfield St Lukes, one of the big three shopping centres in the western suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand, stands on St Lukes Road in the suburb of Mount Albert. It receives about 6 million shopper visits annually.[2] With 43,000 m² gross floor area (2002 data),[3] it features a Farmers, Kmart, Countdown, an Event Cinemas 8 screen cinema complex and over 160 shops.[1]

Interior, showing anchor tenant Farmers and other shops

The centre opened in 1971 and is one of the oldest in New Zealand. About 100,000 people visited it on opening day. Partly to change this, Westfield invested around NZ$55 million in the early 2000s to extend and renovate the centre.[4]

In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Westfield St Lukes received three and a half stars, just under the maximum rating of four stars, based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects.[5]

Annual sales for the full year 2018 were $363.1 million.[6]

Expansion plans[edit]

In 2009, Westfield applied for a change to the District Plan which would allow the shopping centre to be extended to 92,500m2, with up to 77,500m2 of shops and cafes as well as 15,000m2 of office space and up to six storeys of building – which would make the centre larger than any other shopping centre in New Zealand. Westfield already own much of the properties in the north of the site, where it wants to expand, but some neighbours and groups have announced they will fight the mall expansion, primarily because of the extra traffic effects.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All stores". Westfield New Zealand. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ Gibson, Anne (19 May 2007). "Justin Lynch - Low-flying master of the mall game". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Councillors don't like "clutter" proposed for Westfield's Downtown & St Lukes sites". The Bob Dey Property Report. 19 November 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2007.
  4. ^ Hewitson, Michele (20 December 2003). "Spend, spend, spend some time at the mall". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  5. ^ Gibson, Anne (2008-07-07). "How your shopping mall rates against the rest". The New Zealand Herald.
  6. ^ "Four biggest NZ malls a focus for Scentre in $790m property expansion". The New Zealand Herald. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ Gibson, Anne (2009-04-29). "Bigger St Lukes would be biggest of all". The New Zealand Herald.

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Coordinates: 36°52′59″S 174°44′00″E / 36.883139°S 174.733332°E / -36.883139; 174.733332