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New lease of life for Mt Barker Village shopping centre

Complete redevelopment in the works for popular local neighbourhood centre

Grand plans are underway to transform Mt Barker Village shopping centre in South Australia into a larger, redeveloped retail offering.

Colliers International’s Ben Laycock has been appointed to secure a range of new retailers to join anchor tenant Foodland at the new look Mt Barker Village, at the corner of Hutchinson Street and Victoria Crescent in Mt Barker, due to open early in 2017.

Mr Laycock said the existing neighbourhood shopping centre, originally built in 1978 and upgraded again in 2003, would be demolished and replaced with  a larger centre, anchored by a new state-of-the-art, 2,500sqm Foodland supermarket.

“Foodland, which has been the anchor tenant since 1988, will double in size from its existing footprint in the current shopping centre and will be complemented by up to 12 speciality shops including pharmacy, hair salon, café/ restaurant, take away food, fitness/lifestyle, newsagency, bakery, butcher, consulting/ service and fashion tenants,” Mr Laycock said.

“The pharmacy and Cindy’s Hairdressing Salon from the existing centre have also agreed to new leases in the redeveloped Mt Barker Village."

Colliers International is seeking quality tenants to occupy retail and service tenancies ranging between 40sqm and 200sqm.

Mr Laycock said the redeveloped centre would cater to the growing local community at Mt Barker.

“The Mt Barker Village shopping centre has catered to the local community for many years,” he said. “It is now being completely redeveloped to provide a convenient and modern shopping experience for customers.

“This will include the latest state-of-the-art Foodland supermarket, up to 15 specialty shops and more than 200 at-grade carparks.

“The precinct, which is currently being documented by leading South Australian architectural firm Walter Brooke and Assoc., will also incorporate a standalone medical centre on Victoria Crescent including dental, chiropractic, doctor, pathology and consulting services with easy pedestrian access between the two complexes."

Foodland owner Graham Rugless said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to create a store that will be designed for our customers with an individual, localised feel and point of difference.

“We will have a strong emphasis on local and gourmet product and excellent service in an eco-friendly designed store.”

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