Capital Food Market in Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory, has opened its doors to the public with 40 food and beverage merchants.
The 4300sqm market hall is the final stage of real estate investment manager Elanor Investors Group’s revitalisation of the 3ha gateway site where the original Belconnen Fresh Food Markets precinct has been since 1976.
Capital Food Market features a 540kW solar electricity generator and an elevated roof structure to allow natural daytime illumination and ventilation.
Sustainable waste management practices, such as eliminating single-use plastics and providing customers with recycled plastic shopping trolleys, are also implemented at the site.
“We’re very proud to have executed our strategy of revitalising the Belconnen Markets precinct whilst delivering the new fresh food, dining and retail experiences in a highly convenient and sustainable way for the local community,” said Michael Baliva, Elanor’s co-head of real estate.
“The new Capital Food Market will reacquaint its customers with our loyal markets traders in their new stores while introducing them to a range of new fresh food providores and casual dining operators in time for the Christmas holiday season.”