Rowe Group and its division Proven Project Management have been pleased to be actively responsible for the Karrinyup Shopping Centre refurbishment and Expansion since 2014. Our role is comprehensive, having been engaged for the dual responsibility of town planning and project delivery. Rowe Group’s capability is unique in Western Australia being able to manage projects from conceptualisation through to approval and finally completion.
Following a thorough design development and complicated town planning process, Rowe Group obtained approval for the refurbishment and expansion of Karrinyup Shopping Centre on behalf of AMP Capital. In parallel to the approvals process, Proven Project Management coordinated the detailed design phase and contractor procurement process. Proven Project Management managed the award of an ECI Contract with Multiplex Constructions which ensured early Contractor input into the design phase. The award of a Construction Contract to Multiplex Constructions, and commencement of construction took place on the 19th of November 2018 with the first stages, being the entry to the new north west fashion mall and multilevel car park, opening on the 21st of November 2019, well ahead of schedule.
The collaborative process of Proven, Multiplex and AMP Capital was instrumental in achieving the completion of the first stages ahead of time.
Construction at Karrinyup over the past 12 months has been hectic to say the least, with a workforce of some 650 personnel on site. This team effort has enabled Multiplex Constructions to be close to completion of all of the concrete and formwork for the eastern half of the development, an amazing achievement within that timeframe. The push to complete the structure has placed the project significantly ahead of programme on the eastern development side and afforded AMP Capital the opportunity to achieve its target programmes for the newly released stages. The following images show the extent of development completed from commencement to November 2019.
Redevelopment of Karrinyup Shopping Centre will expand the centre from 59,874 square metres to approximately 109,000m2 of Gross Leasable Area and will provide in excess of 4,500 car bays. The development is expected to cost $800 million and is estimated to generate 2,500 jobs in construction with a further 2,500 jobs created in retail sales, support and management. On completion, the Centre will incorporate approximately 290 stores including H&M, a number of high-quality fashion retailers, a new Fresh Market precinct with a new Coles and ALDI joining the existing Woolworths. There will be an exciting food and beverage offering with a large piazza, corso and “main street” leisure, lifestyle and entertainment hub which will include a state-of-the-art 10 screen HOYTS cinema
The first stage, whilst a small teaser, offers an insight into what’s to come with the opening of the first international brand being H&M. The more significant reveal is to follow, with the remaining stages of the Northern Fashion Mall due for completion later in 2020. This will see most of the Northern Fashion Mall completed and operating.
Completion of Northern Fashion Mall Well Underway
2020 is a significant year in Karrinyup’s development programme with the commencement of Stage 6 (the Western Precinct) in January. This will see all Precincts of the Project underway with construction occurring on the eastern and western sides of the Centre. Proven Project Management and Multiplex are well underway with planning to facilitate the transition of the existing Centre out of the future western development areas. The recent opening of Hungry Jacks and KFC leads the way in facilitating the access to the Western Precinct site areas.
Fast food Relocations Complete
Look out for the beginning of the Western Precinct and the construction of the iconic south west corner of the development.