Tuesday, 5th Sep 2017
Woolworths will bring its fresh take on supermarket shopping to Brisbane’s newest food and lifestyle precinct, the $800 million West Village on Boundary St, West End.
Woolworths and West Village developer Sekisui House have entered a lease agreement that commits Woolworths to anchor the extensive retail offer at West Village with a next generation full-line store.
Taking a sustainable approach to both construction and operation, Woolworths is promising an enhanced shopping experience with a marketplace-style layout and expanded product lines as part of the West Village masterplan.
Shoppers will be able to browse premium meat and specialty cheese rooms, pick-up woodfired pizzas, and grab a healthy bite at the in-store sushi station.
There will be 450 basement carparks to be accessed from Mollison St. The carpark will employ number plate recognition for easy access.
West Village project director Andrew Thompson said Woolworths was committed to delivering a new ‘world-leading’ supermarket.
Mr Thompson said both Woolworths and Coles had vied for the West Village location, which has planning approval for a full-line supermarket.
“We were careful to choose a retailer that delivered a sustainable and innovative shopping experience tailored to West End’s unique character,” he said.
“Woolworths’ plans for the store will exceed shopper and environmental expectations when it opens in early 2020.”
Mr Thompson said the 15-year lease agreement on the 4050 sqm space fronting Boundary Street had set a Queensland record demonstrating Woolworths’ confidence in the Boundary St Precinct.
The retailer’s commitment to sustainability will commence during construction with responsibly sourced building materials and the use of low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials.
Offering shoppers an enhanced level of visual, lighting and acoustic comfort, Woolworths at West Village also will have a high-performance heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system providing a fresh air component significantly above minimum standards.
The store will give its food waste to perishable food rescue services such as Oz Harvest and Second Bite, and it will also participate in on-site organic waste recycling.
Online and in-store customers will have access to a ‘click and collect’ service that will deliver their groceries to a drive-through collection point in the basement carpark.
Woolworths will trade alongside 35 speciality stores representing a mix of national and independent retailers.
In addition to the convenience offer of Woolworths, West Village will have a fresh food market in the historic Peter’s Ice Cream Factory with cafes, restaurants and bars that open onto expansive parklands.
Supporting the food and lifestyle offer, there will be a childcare and early learning centre, an allied health and medical centre and a health and well-being precinct.
Located just 1.1km from Brisbane’s CBD and adjacent to the South Bank cultural precinct, West Village is uniquely located within the economic and social heart of Brisbane.