New retailers open doors and new homes start to emerge
- New Northcote Tavern and Hot Hot Pot now open for business
- Construction underway on first homes along Eley Rd
MELBOURNE, 7 FEBRUARY 2020
Frasers Property Australia’s Burwood Brickworks development in Melbourne’s east is buzzing with activity as construction starts on the first new homes, the first four apartment buildings begin to take shape and more retailers open their doors to the community.
Since the official opening of the Burwood Brickworks shopping centre on December 6, retailers continue to finalise their shopfronts and open for business in what is aiming to be the world’s most sustainable shopping centre.
New Northcote Tavern and Hot Hot Pot are the latest to open, providing more dining choices at the centre. The new retailers join Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, Reading Cinemas and acre farm & eatery, as well as a host of speciality shops including Cannings Butchers, Choice Pharmacy, Dogue, Biome, Norwood Café, Glossed Nails, Hu Hui Asian Supermarket, My Sushi, Ichiro Izakaya Bar, iHub, MyPlace Massage & Foot Spa, The Source Bulk Foods, Maxicare, Eye Trend, Better Home and Ben & Jerry’s at Burwood Brickworks.
On-site childcare centre Insight Early Learning will open next month, and Burwood Brickworks Medical has already opened its service to the local community.
“It’s fantastic to see such diversity in the types of retailers open for business at Burwood Brickworks. There was much anticipation for what was to come and now the community is able to experience it for themselves in the most comfortable environment imaginable,” Eric Park, Centre Manager at Burwood Brickworks says.
“To build on the excitement of the opening of Burwood Brickworks, we’ve coordinated a full calendar of events in coming weeks, with a series of fun workshops, retailer offers, gift card giveaways and treasure hunts planned so people can get to know their new local shopping centre.”
The first stage of the urban plaza open space and kids play is complete and already being enjoyed by community groups. The urban plaza will eventually provide an essential link between the retail centre to other open space and homes as progress continues on the residential stages of the development.
Construction of the first homes at Burwood Brickworks is underway with a number of homes springing up on a selection of the 16 land lots along Eley Rd, with the first residents expected to move by the middle of the year.
The first four apartment buildings are also beginning to take shape, with appointed builder Hacer Group now six months into construction. The first residents are expected to move into the apartments by the end of the year.
Foundation work on the four apartments has now been completed and the next phase will see the buildings rise out of the basement as construction continues.
Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential Victoria, Frasers Property Australia says it will be a significant milestone for the community to have the first residents moving in later this year.
“The first residents who move in will be able to immediately enjoy the amenity of the shopping centre and entertainment precinct nearby.
“It’s quite exciting to witness the early phases of what’s going to be a thriving community in years to come.”
Once completed the $500+ million1 Burwood Brickworks mixed-use community will include approximately 700 homes ranging from freestanding houses, semi-detached terrace housing and apartments as well as 2.5 hectares of open space and parklands, community facilities and two large public spaces connected to the urban plaza, shopping centre and rooftop urban farm and eatery.
Frasers Property is aiming for the shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks to be the first retail development in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge™ certification.
This means it will generate more energy than it consumes on an annual basis, retain and recycle all of the water it uses and dedicate 20 per cent of its site footprint for growing food via initiatives such as a rooftop urban farm, among other measures.
In addition to seeking Living Building Challenge™ certification, Frasers Property has received a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.1 (Design Review) rating for the shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks from the Green Building Council of Australia and a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating for the overall development.
1Frasers Property Australia forecast estimates put the total value of the Burwood Brickworks mixed-use development at $520 million, including $115 million development value on completion of the shopping centre.