Sunshine Marketplace

Sunshine Marketplace (was to be called Market Towers) is a regional shopping centre in Sunshine, about 13 kilometres (8 mi) west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has been built next to the existing Sunshine Plaza.

Sunshine Marketplace
Sunshine Marketplace entrance in Sunshine, Victoria.jpg
Entrance to Sunshine Marketplace from the carpark.
LocationSunshine, Victoria, Australia
Opening date1997 (1997)
DeveloperCentro Properties Group
ManagementVicinity Centres
OwnerVicinity Centres
No. of stores and services74
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area33,850 m2 (364,400 sq ft)
No. of floors1 of stores and 1 of car parking
Parking1,743
Websitewww.sunshinemarketplace.com.au

Sunshine Marketplace has a variety of national, international and independent retailers, it has a Gross Lettable Area of 33,850 m2 (364,400 sq ft), 1,743 parking spaces and approximately 74 stores.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1994 Woolworths Limited purchased two-thirds of the former Sunshine Harvester Works site for $10 million, and submitted plans to build a $70 million shopping complex containing a Big W department store, Safeway supermarket, cinemas, and around 50 shops.[2] Sunshine Marketplace opened in 1997 and a major redevelopment program was undertaken in 2004. The redevelopment included a new 300 seat Diners Life precinct, refurbishment of the inner and outer facades, additional stores inside and the Village Cinemas Megaplex which includes the only Intencity Gaming Complex in Melbourne's West.[1]

On 30 January 2016 during a violent storm, the roof of the Village Cinema area began to collapse to due the heavy rain and winds.

Major anchorsEdit

TransportEdit

Sunshine Marketplace is 500 m (1,600 ft) from Sunshine railway station. The 220 bus from Sunshine to Gardenvale [3] stops in front of the shopping centre as do the 408 Highpoint to St Albans via Sunshine [4] Public Transport Victoria</ref> and the 903 SmartBus route from Altona to Mordialloc.[5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Santel Architects - Sunshine Marketplace". santelarch.com.au.
  2. ^ "From the archives". Brimbank & North West Star Weekly. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "220 Sunshine - City - Gardenvale". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ "408 St Albans Station - Highpoint SC via Sunshine Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "903 Altona - Mordialloc (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.

Coordinates: 37°46′55″S 144°49′53″E / 37.78194°S 144.83139°E / -37.78194; 144.83139