The North Lakes Times took an exclusive tour through the construction site last week, which is only months away from opening to eager shoppers! It has been revealed that Rebel Sport, Cotton On Mega and JB Hi-Fi will join K-Mart as the anchor tenants along with more than 60 specialty shops.
According to Sean Nash (Project Manager & Owner of Westfield Shopping Centre), 350 construction workers were on site and that figure would increase closer to the opening. He said the project was “on track” to open at the same time as IKEA.
“Painters will move on at the end of (this) week,” Mr Nash said.
“Kmart has already been handed over, so they are up to their fitout”.
“In early October the walls and ceiling will be fully sheeted (with plasterboard) and (by) the end of October we will be turning on the air-conditioning, sprinklers and the lights.”
According to the North Lakes Times, once everything has been completed, the extension will have a tropical-garden feel with hanging plants and palm trees.
A Westfield North Lakes spokeswoman said the new five – level carpark would also be open at the same time.
“We currently have about 2500 car parking spaces. When the multistorey carpark opens there will more than 5000,” she said.
Nothing was said about paid parking although shoppers told the North Lakes Times they wouldn’t mind having a paid parking system similar to Westfield Chermside with the first three hours free parking.
Source: Quest Community Papers