Malaysian property developer UEM Sunrise Berhad has signed a 15-year tenancy agreement with Aurora Melbourne Central precinct to open a first-of-its-kind table tennis and dining-based entertainment concept.
Called Paddle Battle, the new ‘eatertainment’ venue will take up a 1680sqm retail area on the lower ground floor of the 86-storey tower. Set to open later this year, the venue will be complemented by an indoor dining area and a bar.
UEM Sunrise director for Australia, Ong Chee Wei, expects the new venue to be “a major drawcard” to the new 3500sqm retail space and help draw in prominent retail brands.
“We are witnessing the city quickly reinvigorating after the end of Covid restrictions, so it’s no surprise our retail precinct is also attracting significant interests. We expect this to only increase now Paddle Battle is on board.”
Home of Hospitality MD, Eleanor Barratt said: “We have been waiting to bring this project to life in Melbourne for many years now, the idea came about long before the pandemic hit.”
Aurora Melbourne Central is a mixed-use premium development comprising 959 residential apartments, 252 serviced apartments and 3,60 qm of office space.