Factory outlet DFO Homebush is getting a makeover that will transform it into Sydney’s first combined factory outlet and homemaker centre.
The Colonial First State owned property has commenced a $100 million redevelopment. It will be expanded from 86 stores on a single level to feature 126 stores across two levels. This will include 90 fashion retailers plus 18 bulky goods and homewares stores.
The new-look centre will feature a mix of leading luxury retailers as well as popular mainstream brands, and a new 475-seat food court dining precinct. The redevelopment will also include a significant upgrade to the existing DFO complex and improved car parking services to support the additional retail space.
Luxury retailers Armani and Zegna have just opened at the centre, while additional brands such as Michael Kors are set to follow suit in the coming months.
Head of development for CFSGAM Property Tony Gilchrist said the redevelopment will position the already popular centre as a comprehensive lifestyle shopping destination which is well placed to service one of the city’s fastest growing residential corridors.
“DFO Homebush is in a popular and growing trade area comprising upwards of two million people, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing increased demand for bulky goods and homewares,” he said.
“Combining the new homemaker centre with the existing factory outlet and increasing the number of retail stores will provide a full-service, convenient lifestyle hub.
“The redevelopment of DFO Homebush will also include improved car parking facilities, a sleek and clean interior design, and new family amenities which will couple the new retail space, ensuring the customer experience is enhanced across the board.”
The entire project is set for completion in mid-2014.