With an aim to revitalise the Brisbane CBD shopping precinct, the ISPT-owned Wintergarden centre is undergoing a $100 million transformation.
The new-look centre will offer a total of 75 stores over 13,500 square metres. Stage one of the development saw the opening of 15 stores including Swarovski, Rodd & Gunn and RM Williams while stage two, which will feature more than 50 stores and a 750 seat food court, is due for completion in early April this year.
As part of entering into stage two of the redevelopment, ISPT has announced a number of new retailers had confirmed that they will be joining the centre, including Tommy Hilfiger, cosmetic giant Mecca Maxima, Ben Sherman and Sam Wagner.
Seed, French Connection, Coach and Cue will all house flagship stores in the new Wintergarden too.
ISPT development director Chris McCluskey said international names have chosen to trade in the CBD precinct in the last few years and Wintergardern is excited to add to the mix of ‘affordable luxury’.
“These names which have chosen to be in our centre are all demonstrating their confidence in Queen Street Mall, particularly the Edward Street end, as a retail hotspot. With a massive 90 metres of prime Queen Street Mall frontage – as well as frontages on Edward and Elizabeth Street, we are supremely positioned to take advantage of this growth,” he said.
With a number of stores having concluded their negotiations and just awaiting finalisation of the lease documentation, McCluskey said additional retailer announcements would be made in the coming weeks.
The new-look centre will offer a total of 75 stores over 13,500 square metres. It will feature a 90-metre long, 25 metre high, and three dimensional metal art façade. This facade will also be fitted with a sophisticated lighting system that will play ever-changing animated content, mood lights and images.