Ebuild Constructions starts work on stages two and three.
A new shopping centre joined Perth’s retail market on Saturday with the opening of the first stage of The Gateway Shopping Precinct, which will service the fast-growing community at Alkimos Beach.
The IGA-anchored shopping centre, on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Graceful Boulevard, is being developed by Mount Hawthorne-based Ecorp Project Management and will be leased and managed by Colliers International.
Along with the 1300sqm IGA, stage one, which was built by Ebuild Constructions, includes 10 specialty stores that will meet demand for local shopping that is forecast to increase strongly as more homes are built at Alkimos Beach.
Ecorp Project Management Director George Naoum, who has worked on a number of shopping centres in the metropolitan area and is part of the syndicate that owns the centre, said a high standard of amenity for the new community had been the focus.
“The engagement with tree-lined Turnstone Street, which will run through the centre of the precinct, will be similar to the presentation of Bay View Terrace in Claremont,” Mr Naoum said.
“The precinct is being built to a high standard and will have a diverse range of services and retailers for the Alkimos Beach community, which is 40km north of Perth.”
Construction has started on stages two and three which will see an already leased medical centre, a childcare and a play centre added to the precinct.
A tavern, cafes and food retailers and showrooms are planned for future stages with The Gateway expected to be fully built in 2019-2020.
Colliers International Executive Retail Leasing Tim Scott said the centre was well positioned to take advantage of the expanding northern corridor.
“Its location next to the upcoming Alkimos city centre and proposed train line extension will provide exponential benefits to the centre moving forward,” Mr Scott said.
Alkimos Beach, the first six star, Green Star community in Australia is being jointly developed by Lendlease and LandCorp.
Lendlease Communities WA General Manager Anthony Rowbottam said the Gateway Shopping Precinct was a unique offering for the 1200 existing residents at Alkimos Beach.
“With another 1250 more homes to be developed, a great deal of growth is yet to be realised,” Mr Rowbottam said.
“The Gateway Shopping Precinct is an example of our commitment to support the early delivery of amenity for the Alkimos Beach community.”