Mountain High Shopping Centre has announced the commencement of the $15m redevelopment of the Centre.
Leading commercial building company Harris HMC has been appointed to undertake the redevelopment with preliminary works having started in mid-February 2021 and completion expected in early 2022.
The redevelopment itself will create 200 jobs during construction with the new Centre set to add an additional 30 jobs.
Charles Hunt from centre management firm, CHP Management, spokesperson for the project said the redevelopment will transform the Mountain High Shopping Centre into the premium retail center in outer eastern Melbourne.
“The revitalised Mountain High will be a truly one-stop-shop for most daily needs and services for the local and surrounding communities.
“The new Centre will feature Coles & Liquorland, a large Childcare centre (capacity for 100 children), the NDIS, a Discount Chemist Outlet, an M3 Health GP Clinic, a gym, the Knox Library and a broad range of hospitality and specialty stores.
“The Centre will expand to 9,500sqm with room for up to 30 retail tenancies, it will have more than 500 free car spaces as well as being in easy walking distance from the Bayswater Railway station and local bus services.
“The revamped Mountain High Shopping Centre will be an attractive location for existing and new tenants. Building on the recently upgraded Bayswater train station, level cross removal and parking facilities refurbishment as well as the overhaul to Mountain Highway parking facilities.
“In addition to the refurbished building and brand-new interior, Mountain High Shopping Centre has a large catchment with 39,000 local residents, and 40,000 jobs in the adjacent industrial park, passing traffic flows of 37,000 cars per day and an estimated 60,000 visitors from outside of the catchment each year.
“Importantly the Centre will remain open throughout construction with existing tenants working with management and the builders to continue to serve customers by moving to alternate locations within the Centre as required,” Charles said.
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