Westfield Woden

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Westfield Woden Plaza (also known as Westfield Woden) is a large shopping centre located in the Woden Town Centre of Phillip of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The centre comprises four anchor tenants - David Jones, Big W, Coles and Woolworths - and more than 250 other retail, leisure, and dining outlets.

Westfield Woden Plaza (formerly Woden Plaza)
Viewed from Callam Street multi-storey carpark opposite cinema. In 2009
Opening date18 September 1972; 51 years ago (1972-09-18)
OwnerScentre Group and General Property Trust (dual ownership)
No. of stores and services266
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area62,000 m²
No. of floors4

History edit

Woden Plaza was initially constructed in stages during the late 1960s and early 1970s, opening as a direct competitor to the Canberra Centre, situated in the City Centre less than 15 minutes away. To begin with, the centre's only components were what now houses the Big W and David Jones areas, but, during the 1980s, expanded to include a medium-sized food court.

In 1996, the Centre underwent a major redevelopment, adding on a new wing to the building called "The Fresh Food Market" (currently housing Coles and Woolworths) as well as a new Hoyts 8-screen cinema complex. It would also see General Property Trust purchase the first, second, and third storeys of the Bonner House building, situated across from the back of the centre, and connect the areas together with a pedestrian bridge.

The centre was once again revitalised during 2018, where a further expansion opened a new dining district on Bradley Street. This project, created as a joint venture with Perron Group, introduced six new eateries in an indoor-outdoor setting, also modernising the facades of Bonner House.

Ownership under The Westfield Group edit

The Westfield Group purchased a 50% stake in the complex during 2005, with the remaining 50% still belonging to General Property Trust.[1] [2] As of July 2014, this shopping centre is now under Scentre Group management.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Westfield takeover Woden." Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (22 Feb 2005): NA. General Reference Center Gold. Thomson Gale. (CELPLO). Retrieved 26 Nov. 2006 [dead link]
  2. ^ "Westfield in $262m Woden Plaza deal." Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (19 Feb 2005): NA. General Reference Center Gold. Thomson Gale. (CELPLO). Retrieved 26 Nov. 2006 [dead link]
  3. ^ Condon, Turi. "Westfield restructure a success: Lowy". The Australian Business Review=20 June 2014.

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