Sydney Inner West shopping centre, Marrickville Metro has confirmed that its new community-focused development is scheduled to open mid-2021, due to delays as a result of COVID-19.
The new community-inspired hub will include a fresh food precinct and mix of speciality retailers. It will feature a market-style showcase of artisan fresh produce, food products, authentic ethnic cuisines and a variety of indoor and alfresco dining and drinking destinations.
The food precinct will be anchored by a new Coles supermarket, adding to the current offer of Woolworths and ALDI. It will also offer a click and collect service and local home delivery. In addition to a variety of food and produce options, the Inner West community can expect to see speciality retailers such as a boutique bookstore and gift stores, as well as additions in the health and fitness domain.
Marrickville Metro is incorporating solar energy into the new development, which will see more than 1,800 solar panels installed on the roof and will generate 650,000 kWh of energy each year – the equivalent of 25% of the running energy costs of the new building. With the new solar panels producing an emissions reduction equivalent to 533,000 kg of CO2, this is one of many community initiatives being introduced.
Marrickville Metro centre manager, Dean Young said, “Marrickville Metro has been a proud part of the Inner West community since the 1980s, and we are keen to keep adapting and developing the centre in response to what our Inner West customer wants and deserves. Our new development does just that.
“Our goal is to create one of the most sustainable shopping centres in NSW and a space that truly reflects the values of the local community.”