Developer Plans Upgrades for Ageing Sherwood Central Woolworths

Did you know that the ageing Woolworths supermarket that anchors Sherwood Central could soon be extended and upgraded, as part of a planned renovation of the retail centre?

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The long-time owners of the retail complex have applied for a material change of use in order to facilitate renovations aimed at modernising facilities and improving offerings for shoppers.

Headlining the plans are extensions to the Woolworths tenancy, including new direct-to-boot delivery options. Additionally, nine new specialty retail spaces are to be added during the renovation process.

Photo credit: Cottee Parker

Significant improvements to parking availability, site facilities and visual aesthetics have also been put forth. In total, the proposed upgrades are set to increase the centre’s gross floor area to 6,058 square metres.

Photo credit: Cottee Parker

To accommodate the refreshed layout prepared by architectural firm Cottee Parker, seven existing retail tenancies and part of the childcare centre will need to be demolished. The exterior facade is slated for a full upgrade as well, which developers say will greatly improve the aesthetic appeal of the core Sherwood commercial district.

Photo credit: Cottee Parker

“The proposal involves upgrades and extensions to the existing Woolworths supermarket which is necessary to cater for increasing demand. The overall upgrades will also provide a high  standard of visual amenity and will represent a significant improvement to the core commercial area of Sherwood,” planning reports indicate.

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The proposed extensions to the shopping centre are not expected to significantly impact the amenity of nearby sensitive areas, as the hours of operation will remain consistent with current hours. The shopping centre will continue its existing hours of operation even after the upgrades and extensions are completed.

The proposed renovations and extensions are currently under assessment by local authorities. If approved, the upgrades are positioned to bring Sherwood Central into the modern retail era and provide an improved shopping experience for patrons. Centre management aims for the redevelopment to act as an anchor for further growth in the surrounding community.

Published 18-September-2023

Woolworths to Anchor Yeerongpilly Green Retail Precinct

The retail precinct development, anchored by Woolworths, at the Yeerongpilly Green urban renewal project has been launched as restoration and refurbishment works of heritage-listed properties — The Institute and The Stables — commences. The recently opened pedestrian walkway provides tennis fans a perfect link from Yeerongpilly Train Station to the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson.

Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick announced the official launch of the $250 million development program on 15 January. The 5,000-sqm retail precinct will be anchored by supermarket store chain Woolworths and is expected to generate around 100 jobs once it is completed.

“Woolworths commitment is the catalyst for development of Yeerongpilly Green’s village centre, which will be a major drawcard for prospective purchasers looking to secure a home in the first stage of this vibrant riverfront community,” Mr Dick said.

“With new parklands, new pedestrian-friendly pathways and new roads complete, Yeerongpilly Green is already putting on a show, and this highly-anticipated retail precinct with the new Woolworths will form the heart of the project and provide the shopping experience an urban renewal project of this scale merits,” he said.

Together with the retail precinct launch, Consolidated Properties also announced the commencement of the $10 million restoration program for the two heritage-listed properties.

“Not only are we announcing Woolworths commitment to anchoring our village, we are also commencing development of one of two Heritage buildings,” Consolidated Properties Executive Chairman Don O’Rorke said

“The $5 million building will be completed mid-2019 and will be used as an experience centre incorporating a sales and display suite ready for our sales launch on 3 August at which our first 91 apartments and 10 townhomes will be formally released,” he said.

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Yeerongpilly Green’s 10-year construction will generate around 6,600 construction jobs. Once completed, the $850 million Yeerongpilly Green development is set be home to about 3,000 residents providing commercial and retail spaces, boutique hotel, parkland, and open spaces; providing 1,000 full-time long-term jobs.

“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $30 million into the creation of parks, plazas and infrastructure at Yeerongpilly Green, which will benefit residents, Brisbane locals and visitors, and we are extremely proud to have backed this economy-boosting project and the jobs it is generating for Queenslanders.”

“It’s fantastic to see this project evolve and the Palaszczuk Government has ensured the public areas are of an extremely high quality,” Member for Miller Mark Bailey said.

“The local community is excited by the notion that once this great new retail precinct is open, they will be able to enjoy the ease of shopping for groceries or grabbing something to eat or drink at their doorstep,” he said.