[PRO] Westfield Marion (2019/20 Extension)

All high-rise, low-rise and street developments in areas other than the CBD and North Adelaide. Includes Port Adelaide and Glenelg.
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#61 Post by Howie » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:49 pm

No UK has really resisted the shopping centre movement for as long as they can, and in some ways I think that's probably a good thing.

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#62 Post by pushbutton » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:59 pm

I wouldn't say the food court at Meadowhall was tiny by any means, it's certainly at least twice the size of Marion food court. Maybe it's been upgraded since you lived there, or maybe you just forgot how big it is?

Also the food court at the Traffod centre is even bigger than meadowhalls (and a million times nicer).

Yes we do have excellent facilities in terms of functionality and range of shops here, but it would be nice if they spent a bit more on quality shopping environments.

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#63 Post by bva » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:54 pm

the question of demand is important in the uk but so is need. both can be artificially created by surveys etc for use in retail impact assessments, however, i certainly believe that large shopping devs can kill of high streets. that said, it is niche marketing where places like jetty road can find a future so i think your ideas plus boutique and festival shopping is the way to go

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#64 Post by Ben » Thu May 03, 2007 2:04 pm

This thread is about (meant to be) Marion and not Port Adelaide I believe there is a separate thread on this topic.

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#65 Post by Pikey » Fri May 04, 2007 2:02 pm

Thread cleaned up - keep it on topic.
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#66 Post by Ben » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:32 pm

From The Messenger:

THIS is the first image of the proposed $200 million redevelopment of Westfield Marion, which will make the retail hub Australia's second-biggest shopping centre.


Viewed from Diagonal Rd, with the existing centre tower visible, the artwork shows the centre's facade has been moved forward to include new shops and cafes.

It also depicts a balcony on the second level, which caters for diners or shoppers, while also allowing for car parking underneath.
Although it is not visible in this sketch, a three-level car park and landscaping also is planned for the Diagonal Rd side of the shopping hub.
The redevelopment, which is planned to start in 2009 and be finished by 2010, means Westfield Marion will be second only to Melbourne's Chadstone shopping centre in size in Australia.

An extra 90 shops will be added to Marion's existing 270 businesses, along with an additional 900 car parks for a total of 6449 spaces.
The Guardian Messenger broke the news of the plans in April.

Westfield spokeswoman Julia Clarke could not be contacted before press time but said when the upgrade was announced the centre was due for an overhaul. ``It's typical for shopping centres to be redeveloped every five to seven years, and Marion was last redeveloped in 1997, so the centre is ready for an upgrade,'' she said.
T
he redevelopment must be approved by Marion Council before work can start.
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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#67 Post by urban » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:33 pm

Good to see shopping centres finally providing street frontage.

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#68 Post by Cruise » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:05 pm

urban wrote:Good to see shopping centres finally providing street frontage.
The West Lakes redevolpment did a nice job on providing a nice street frontage

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#69 Post by pushbutton » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:16 am

Sorry to sound so cynical, but I work at Westfield West Lakes and I have not seen any nice street frontage. Have I missed something?

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#70 Post by Cruise » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:48 am

pushbutton wrote:Sorry to sound so cynical, but I work at Westfield West Lakes and I have not seen any nice street frontage. Have I missed something?
The new part facing east towards football park looks good IMO.

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#71 Post by AG » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:55 pm

The West Lakes upgrade isn't really street frontage, it's just several shops and restaurants that front onto the carpark on the AAMI Stadium side, whereas the Marion upgrade will have actual frontages to Diagonal Road.

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#72 Post by Cruise » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:55 pm

AG wrote:The West Lakes upgrade isn't really street frontage, it's just several shops and restaurants that front onto the carpark on the AAMI Stadium side, whereas the Marion upgrade will have actual frontages to Diagonal Road.
yeah i agree that it isnt a real street frontage but still looks good though IMO

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#73 Post by pushbutton » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:12 pm

Personally I think it's very ugly and disjointed. Still, I'm glad you like it!

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#74 Post by jimmy_2486 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:08 pm

IMO that is a very bad render, it shows nothing.

you cant see anything on that photo, i cant even see what they are trying to do??

Show a bit more with the extra carparks and that?

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[PRO] Re: #Proposed - Westfield Marion Expansion - $200 million

#75 Post by pushbutton » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:03 am

It would be nice if there was anything TO see!

Come on Westfield, cough up a bit of cash and invest in something decent at Marion. We deserve that after all the money we spend in your centres, and your tenants certainly deserve it after all the extortionate rents they have paid you!

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