$18M expansion proposed for Penrith Westfield

Scentre Group, the owner of the Westfield shopping centre chain, has lodged plans for an $18-million expansion to its Penrith complex, aiming to make it a “leading entertainment and leisure precinct”.

The redevelopment, at 565-595 High Street, partners Scentre with the GPT Group, as well as planners Urbis.

GALLERY  

The application, lodged with Penrith City Council this month, aims to “revitalise and activate” the existing shopping centre and establish a night-time economy in Penrith, 55km west of Sydney.

The redevelopment would deliver a new three-level dining precinct in addition to expanding the cinematic offering of tenants Hoyts.

The application seeks approval for refurbishment works to the cinema, adding two new Lux Cinema auditoriums and a lounge.

The proposal also covers a reconfiguration of its Riley Street Entrance and dining precinct, making room for three new restaurants.

The revamp aims to “establish the identity of the new dining precinct and expanded cinema offering”, adding a further five retail tenancies to the section.

Boosting the night-time economy was a priority of the Penrith Local Strategic Planning Statement, which says that a greater focus should be placed on diversifying offerings to expand visiting hours into the night.

Penrith Westfield Shopping Centre is one of the largest regional shopping centres in Western Sydney, catering to a population of around 477,000 and has undergone a number of refurbishment in recent years.

Via The Urban Developer






Get our enews

Design and development news that comes to you

Subscribe
                 


Women in construction

The recently released Building Commission NSW Women in Construction Report, commissioned by the NSW Building Commission, makes several ...

HIA: Lack of skilled tradespeople hurting long-term building target

A pre-budget submission from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) believes that the Federal Government’s target of building 1.2 ...

Home is where the comfort is

The Heritage Apartment emerges from a desire to create a space where coziness is one of its pillars, ...

Go with the flow

Located in the picturesque landscape of the Beskid Żywiecki Mountains, Poland, on an area with a steep slope ...

Introducing Vetérro™ - Where excellence meets imagination. Elevate your space today.

Vetérro™ by HVG Facades is the latest high-density fibre cement product. Redefining the landscape of architectural cladding.

  MORE  

Stay connected to the SPEC

Join our reader network by signing up to our weekly newsletter and receive design and development news straight to your inbox





Specifier Source is brought to you by the same company that publishes Home Design, Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine, Outdoor Design Source, Build Home, CompleteHome and many more.

© 2022 Universal Media Co. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Service. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Universal Media Co.