The Glebe Hill Village shopping centre is an upcoming shopping venue under construction in Hobart, Australia. It is being developed by property development group Tipalea Partners to provide a modern convenience retail option to the residents of the region.
The new shopping destination was approved by Clarence City Council in May 2016. A soil turning ceremony for the project was conducted in May 2021, while the shopping centre is expected to be opened in September 2022.
Spanning 5,900m², the Glebe Hill Village mall is estimated to involve an investment of A$35m ($26m). It is anticipated to generate approximately 200 construction jobs and more than 350 jobs upon opening.
Glebe Hill Village location
The Glebe Hill Village shopping centre is located on 2.35ha of land on Hance Road in Glebe Hill/Howrah region in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania. It is situated at the intersection of Pass Road and Rokeby Road.
Glebe Hill is the first new major neighbourhood shopping centre to be built in the Greater Hobart region in more than ten years. It will serve Rokeby, Clarendon Valley and Glebe Hill communities in Hobart.
Glebe Hill Village shopping centre design
The Glebe Hill Village shopping centre will have 3,545m² (38,158ft²) of gross floor space dedicated to the supermarket, while speciality retail outlets will be located across 2,152m² (23,164ft²) and the internal mall will occupy 804m² (8,654ft²).
The facility will feature a central mall space surrounded by different tenancies. The design positions the main building in the southern end of the site to ensure minimum impact on the residential dwellings in the surroundings.
The design includes a two-storey void in the central part of the mall to create enough space for a large gathering area and allow the entry of natural light inside the mall.
The building will feature simple shed-like elements, while the primary batten facade system is designed to complement the residential setting in the surrounding area. The building’s colour palette is inspired by the roof colour palette of the adjacent residences. The facade design also incorporates face brick elements, timber structural elements, and shaded shopfront glazing.
Retail and dining spaces at Glebe Hill Village
The Glebe Hill Village shopping venue will feature a Coles supermarket as the anchor tenant. It will also accommodate 18 speciality shops including food outlets, a bank, a pharmacy store, Lovely Nails nail salon, Moe & Co hair salon, Australia Post postal services, TSG tobacco store, and Panda Chinese traditional massage store.
Dining options will include a McDonald’s round-the-clock drive-through, Subway, Liv-eat Healthy Eating, Hokkaido Sushi, Glebe Hill Bakery, and Pizzarazzi.
The new Australian shopping centre will feature a completely on-grade car park with 260 car spaces. Amenities at the mall will also include real-time air quality monitoring, wireless phone charging facility, Wi-Fi, parcel lockers, and smart bathrooms with water usage monitoring system.
Visitors will also have access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and recycling facilities.
Tipalea Partners selected Australian architect and interior design firm BDA Architecture to provide architectural design for the project. Global urban planning company GHD acted as the urban planning consultant for the project.
AD Design + Consulting, an engineering consultant based in Australia, is providing civil engineering services, while traffic engineering and transport planning firm Midson Traffic is the traffic consultant.
Australian construction and facilities management company Fairbrother was selected to build the shopping centre.