New Zealand’s latest shopping centre is the equivalent of four rugby fields in size and forms the heart of the new Westgate Town Centre, part of Auckland’s Northwest Transformation; the largest transformation project in the country.
NorthWest Shopping Centre owners and developers DNZ Property Fund describes the centre as “a community hub”, a place for shoppers and families to visit for the very latest retail experience.
The $155 million shopping centre described as the “next generation” of shopping centres in design and retail offering will have almost 100 retail stores including anchor tenants Farmers and Countdown, with iconic Kiwi and Australian brands Glassons, Barkers, Max, Hannahs and an extensive jewellery offering. It also boasts the latest design food court making the best use of natural light and reflecting the west’s natural surroundings.
“The shopping centre has a contemporary design reflecting what the west has to offer, with wall and floor tiles depicting black washed up sand and a concrete rendered wall and natural timbers on the centres’ ceiling,” says centre manager, Jennifer Andrews.
“To cater to mothers and caregivers we’ve designed two parents rooms that are colourful and playful, equipped with everything needed for young babies, toddlers and their carers.
“The NorthWest Shopping Centre development has been 18 months in the making with construction on schedule and we’re excited to be opening the doors soon on what will be NZ’s newest contemporary shopping centre.”
Farmers opens its flagship store at NorthWest Shopping Centre featuring a new line of luxury brands and products for the first time in the region, including an interactive toys section.
The store will offer customers a contemporary and fashionable shopping experience including five new luxury beauty brands, an extensive fragrance and cosmetics offering, a huge home and living department spanning the entire top floor, and a much more extensive furniture offering featuring the latest design trends.
The store’s beauty department will see an enhanced brand offering, including new counters for Bobby Brown, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Shiseido and Clarins to complement a revamped offering from existing Farmers beauty staples Revlon and Elizabeth Arden.
Children will be treated to a featured LEGO concept area with TVs, special lighting, character graphics and interactive models. The colourful, bright fixtures and fun design are sure to entice kids and keep them busy while the rest of the family shop.
“Farmers is really looking forward to the opening of the NorthWest Shopping Centre with our new store the largest within the shopping centre at over 8,000sqm and spanning two levels,” says Rod McDermott, Farmers Trading Company MD and CEO.
“The new Farmers store is entirely dedicated to an extensive range of product and brands showcasing the very latest contemporary products including a brand new, never seen before sleep solution concept offer.”
The NorthWest Shopping Centre will officially open at 0900 after a ribbon cutting ceremony.
A full list of retailers and other information is available from www.northwestshoppingcentre.co.nz.