Rejuvenation of Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
Antunes Group Announce a Retail Rejuvenation in the Heart of Adelaide’s South
Richard Antunes is proud to unveil plans for the long-awaited reinvigoration of Hallett Cove Shopping Centre, creating a vibrant new retail hub.
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre is located 24kms south of the Adelaide CBD and occupies a prominent corner allotment of 52,909m2, offering significant frontage to Lonsdale Road, achieving passing traffic volumes of over 10 million vehicles annually.
Currently a triple supermarket, convenience-based sub-regional shopping Centre, Hallett Cove is home to anchor major retailers including Woolworths, Aldi, and Drakes Supermarkets, and discount department store, Big W.
The redevelopment, which will create many jobs during construction, proposes new restaurants, an open-air playground, and over 50 local and national retailers which will be made up of a mix of new and existing tenants. When completed it will generate over an additional 100 permanent jobs in Adelaide’s South.
Owner, Richard Antunes, purchased the Centre mid-2021, with a strong vision for the redevelopment. He explains “we want to create a well-balanced environment that can be used every day by the community; a space that enriches everyday life, with indoor and outdoor experiences designed for convenience and connection.”
“We (Antunes Group) have a strong track record in retail and are confident in the plans because we’ve taken the time to properly resolve the issues we faced since buying Hallett Cove Shopping Centre.”
“Centre analysis has provided a pleasant surprise, proving that we already have more than 3.5 million visitors to the Centre per year. The businesses that are already in and committed to the Centre, trade well. There is a great opportunity for future growth and ambitious plans.”
“Once completed Hallett Cove won’t just be a shopping Centre, it will be the community heart of Adelaide’s South,” said Mr Antunes.
As part of the planning process, and this exciting journey, after careful consideration, award-winning design practice, Hames Sharley have been appointed to reimagine the Centre with a thoughtful, balanced and considerate approach to soften, invigorate and bring the Centre to life.
Hames Sharley Managing Director, Caillin Howard is excited to bring the vision to life, “Hames Sharley is proud to be a part of the Hallett Cove rejuvenation. It’s been a pleasure to build an understanding of the role this place plays to its community and to work with the team to reshape and align the Centre and bring new soul and purpose whilst addressing our community’s needs.”
“It will be an ongoing collaboration to furthering the role of the centre from its base of convenience to adding more lifestyle, food and beverage and aspirational shopping experiences, where one cannot just come to shop, but locals can connect and meet for so much more.”
“More public spaces, more amenity, and further connection to the sea views”.
“In time, the owner will oversee the growth of the Centre into a living, breathing hub, no longer just a shopping destination.”
Construction will commence in Q4 2022 including the reconfiguration of the previous food court, creating a new dining precinct with outdoor amenity on the South-East corner. Reactivation of the Aldi entrance will include a new open-air children’s activity zone, café and outdoor seating area, where diners and shoppers will be able to watch their child’s imaginations run wild in and relax in the alfresco dining space and enjoy the view.
The reimagined Centre will welcome an array of new national and local retailers who have already committed, and we are proud to announce that the confidence existing anchor tenant, Woolworths, have in their Hallett Cove store, has resulted in a $6m + refurbishment and expansion which will incorporate a new relocated BWS (where works have already commenced) and introduce a new ‘direct to boot’ service.
Further exciting retail announcements and the new rebrand will be unveiled in the coming months.