The 5,900m² Glebe Hill Village shopping centre was completed in August 2022. Credit: Tipalea Partners Pty Ltd.
The shopping centre project was approved by the Clarence City Council in 2016. Credit: Tipalea Partners Pty Ltd.
A Coles supermarket is the anchor tenant at the shopping centre. Credit: Tipalea Partners Pty Ltd.

The Glebe Hill Village (GHV) shopping centre is a shopping venue in Hobart, Australia. It was developed by the property development group Tipalea Partners to provide a modern convenience retail option to the region’s residents.

Clarence City Council approved the new shopping destination in May 2016. A soil-turning ceremony for the project was conducted in May 2021, while the shopping centre opened in August 2022.

Spanning 5,900m², the Glebe Hill Village mall is estimated to involve an investment of A$35m ($26m). It generated nearly 1,000 jobs, including 550 jobs during construction and more than 400 jobs from retailers.

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, 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 serves the Rokeby, Clarendon Valley and Glebe Hill communities in Hobart.

Glebe Hill Village shopping centre design

The Glebe Hill Village shopping centre has 3,545m² (38,158ft²) of gross floor space dedicated to the supermarket, while speciality retail outlets are located across 2,152m² (23,164ft²) and the internal mall occupies 804m² (8,654ft²).

The facility features a central mall space surrounded by different tenants. The design positions the main building at the southern end of the site to ensure minimum impact on the surrounding residential dwellings.

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 features 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 colours 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 features a Coles supermarket as the anchor tenant. It also accommodates 17 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.

The mall is also home to Tasmania’s first Liquorland, a medical centre, a K9000 dog wash and two ATMs. Dining options include a McDonald’s round-the-clock drive-through, Subway, Liv-eat Healthy Eating, Hokkaido Sushi, Glebe Hill Bakery, Pizzarazzi and a Saigon Express.

Glebe Hill Village Amenities

The new Australian shopping centre features a completely on-grade car park with 260 car spaces. Amenities at the mall include real-time air quality monitoring, a wireless phone charging facility, free Wi-Fi, parcel lockers, and smart bathrooms with a water usage monitoring system.

The mall is also equipped with a full solar array, monitors, a weather station, car counters, people counters, duress intercoms and a building information dashboard. Visitors can also access electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and recycling facilities.

Contractors involved

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.

Australia-based engineering consultant AD Design + Consulting provided civil engineering services while traffic engineering and transport planning firm Midson Traffic was the traffic consultant.

Australian construction and facilities management company Fairbrother was selected to build the shopping centre.