Frequently asked questions.
What is planned for the Mountain High Shopping Centre?
- Mountain High Shopping Centre has started its $15m redevelopment that will transform it into the premium retail centre in outer eastern Melbourne.
- In additional to a revamp of the exterior and interior of the Centre, the main additions are a new 100 place childcare centre, a medical centre, and an expanded NDIS service centre. As well as 10 new businesses once fully let.
When will works begin and complete?
- Leading commercial building company Harris HMC has commenced work on the redevelopment with completion expected in early 2022.
Why is the Centre being redeveloped?
- Like any shopping centre, Mountain High needs regular updating to maintain its quality and provide the optimum level of service and amenity to tenants and customers.
- Adding a high-quality childcare within walking distance of the train station will be a big benefit to workers commuting into the CBD.
- Providing a higher quality hospitality offering is a key objective and will further strengthen the Bayswater Activity Centre’s role as the key community meeting place.
- The Bayswater Activity Centre is a key business area of the City of Knox and in their plans for rejuvenation.
- It has been 10 years since the last upgrade and the owners see an opportunity to transform Mountain High into the best Neighborhood Retail shopping centre in the growing eastern corridor of Melbourne.
What will change and what will the new Centre be like?
- The Centre will expand to 8,500sqm with room for up to 30 retail tenancies. There aremore than 500 free car spaces around the centre as well as being in easy walking distance from the Bayswater Railway station and local bus services.
- In additional to a revamp of the exterior and interior of the Centre, the main additions are a new 100 place childcare centre, a medical centre, and an expanded NDIS service centre.
Will the Centre close during construction?
- No. The Centre will remain open throughout construction with existing tenants working with management to continue to serve customers by moving to alternate locations within the Centre if required.
- Centre operator, CHP Management, will work with the existing tenants, the builders and other construction service providers to ensure the Mountain High Shopping Centre remains well and truly open for business during construction.
- The construction team is committed to working with existing tenants and neighbouring businesses to minimise disruption to them and their customers.
- There will be no impact to the Pine Street carpark which provides the majority of car parking for the Activity Centre.
- McCauley Lane will probably have restricted access during construction, but property owners will be able to access their properties and their parking.
What will happen to the existing tenants in the Centre?
- Some tenants are not impacted by the redevelopment
- Other tenants are impacted have moved to alternate locations within the Centre to continue to serve customers.
Will you be compensating tenants for loss of business?
- Centre operator, CHP Management, will work the existing tenants, the builders and other construction service providers to ensure the Mountain High Shopping Centre remains well and truly open for business.
- There will be a significant boost to trade during the construction due to the 200 workers expected to be on the construction site.
- The construction team is committed to working with existing tenants to minimise disruption to them and their customers.
- We anticipate that following completion of the redevelopment the Shopping Centre will be a stronger anchor for the Activity Centre and there will be significant increase in foot traffic to benefit all small businesses in the area. We also hope it will be the catalyst for new apartment and other commercial developments.
Who do I contact to find out more?
- In the first instance, contact Hayley Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org | 0455 502 258 | 03 9036 2855