Westfield West Lakes

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Westfield West Lakes
The Westfield Group logo.svg
Location West Lakes, South Australia
Opening date 1974
Owner Scentre Group
No. of stores and services 260
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 71,000 sqm
No. of floors 2
Website Westfield West Lakes

Westfield West Lakes is a shopping centre located in West Lakes, South Australia serving as a shopping hub for Adelaide's beachside western suburbs. It contains approximately 260 stores, with anchor tenants David Jones, Harris Scarfe, Target, Kmart, Coles, Woolworths and Reading Cinemas. The centre also includes a City of Charles Sturt Community Centre and Library, facing West Lakes Boulevard. Westfield West Lakes is the only major suburban shopping centre in Adelaide to have paid parking.

Ownership History[edit]

Built in the mid 1970s as a part of the West Lakes Development by Devine Properties, West Lakes Mall was opened in November 1974.[1] The centre was designed to be in the 'Community Square' of West Lakes, which is also home to the Lakes Resort and AAMI Football Stadium. Owned by Deutschland Retail Property Trust Australia Limited, Westfield Group acquired a 50% interest in 2002. Subsequently, the remaining 50% ownership was sold to a private Australian Investment firm. In July 2014, the Westfield Group became two companies Scentre Group and Westfield Corporation. The Westfield Group portion is now owned by Scentre Group. [2]

Redevelopment[edit]

2004 - 2006 saw a major expansion to the North of the centre. Located next to David Jones (previously John Martin's), a large food court, fashion strip and Reading Cinema complex was built. Adjoining the cinema, is a large double storey carpark, overlooking AAMI Stadium to make up for lost carparking.

Redevelopment of the centre was completed in October 2013. It extended the centre further to the north-west, next to David Jones & Harris Scarfe and introduced a paid parking system.[3] Target become an anchor tenant as well as approximately 40 additional retailers being added.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westfield Group - Westfield West Lakes
  2. ^ Condon, Turi (20 June 2014). "Westfield restructure a success: Lowy". The Australian Business Review. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.westfield.com.au/westlakes/info