New Northcote Tavern and Hot Hot Pot are the latest to open stores at Frasers Property’s Burwood Brickworks’ shopping centre.
The centre will welcome its on-site childcare centre Insight Early Learning next month while Burwood Brickworks Medical has already opened its services to the local community.
The new retailers join Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, Reading Cinemas and acre farm & eatery, as well as a host of speciality shops including Cannings Butchers, Choice Pharmacy, Dogue, Biome, Norwood Café, Glossed Nails, Hu Hui Asian Supermarket, My Sushi, Ichiro Izakaya Bar, iHub, MyPlace Massage & Foot Spa, The Source Bulk Foods, Maxicare, Eye Trend, Better Home and Ben & Jerry’s at Burwood Brickworks which officially opened last month.
Since the official opening of the shopping centre on December 6, Burwood Brickworks centre manager Eric Park said retailers are continuing to finalise their shopfronts and open for business in what is aiming to be the world’s most sustainable shopping centre.
“It’s fantastic to see such diversity in the types of retailers open for business at Burwood Brickworks,” Park said.
Park said to build on the excitement of the opening of Burwood Brickworks, they have coordinated a full calendar of events in the coming weeks with a series of workshops, retailer offers, gift card giveaways and treasure hunts planned so people can get to know their new local shopping centre.
According to Frasers Property, the first stage of the urban plaza open space and kids play is complete and already being enjoyed by community groups.
The urban plaza will eventually provide an essential link between the retail centre to other open space and homes as progress continues on the residential stages of the development.
Construction of the first homes at the Burwood Brickworks development is underway with a number of homes springing up on a selection of the 16 land lots along Eley Rd, with the first residents expected to move by the middle of the year.
The first four apartment buildings are also beginning to take shape, with appointed builder Hacer Group now six months into construction.
The first residents are expected to move into the apartments by the end of the year.
Foundation work on the four apartments has now been completed and the next phase will see the buildings rise out of the basement as construction continues.
Once completed the $500+ million Burwood Brickworks mixed-use community will include approximately 700 homes ranging from freestanding houses, semi-detached terrace housing and apartments as well as 2.5 hectares of open space and parklands, community facilities and two large public spaces connected to the urban plaza, shopping centre and rooftop urban farm and eatery.
Frasers Property is aiming for the shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks to be the first retail development in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification.
This means it will generate more energy than it consumes on an annual basis, retain and recycle all of the water it uses and dedicate 20 per cent of its site footprint for growing food via initiatives such as a rooftop urban farm, among other measures.