The Glen shopping centre in Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia is currently being redeveloped with an estimated investment of A$430m ($296m).

Owned by Vicinity Centres and Perron Group, the redeveloped shopping centre will become a one-stop destination for new international brands, a wide range of retailers and new dining facilities.

The redevelopment of the shopping centre is being carried out in multiple stages with the first stage started in March 2017. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

It is expected to create approximately 1,150 jobs during the construction period and 1,200 retail, hospitality and service jobs upon completion.

The Glen shopping centre location

The Glen shopping centre is located in the south-eastern suburb of Glen Waverley, which is 20km away from the Melbourne central business district (CBD) in Australia. It is situated at the corner of Springvale and High Street roads.

The Glen shopping centre redevelopment details

The Glen shopping centre redevelopment project mainly involves the expansion of more than 260 retail outlets, two-level town square, new mini-majors, two dining precincts and a fresh food market hall.

The project will increase the gross lettable area of the existing shopping centre by 78,000m². The heart of the shopping centre will feature two-level David Jones store, café, and personal shopping suite and beauty rooms.

It also houses beauty retail shops, including L’Occitane, MECCA, Endota Spa and The Body Shop.

Dining precinct at the shopping centre

The new fresh food market hall at the lower ground level of the shopping centre offers a range of fresh produce and speciality ingredients. It houses ALDI, Woolworths, Coles, and 60 boutique food retailers and speciality stores.

It will also feature new retailers, including Colonial Fresh Market, The Butcher Club, Selene’s Chocolate Bar, Go Vita and Nutshack. Existing retailers such as The Glen Asian Grocery, Sea Harbour, Fish Pier, Divine Poultry, The Glen Butcher and Bakers Delight have also been relocated to the lower ground level.

The shopping centre will house ten new restaurants such as Macelleria, Betty Burgers and Concrete, Tina’s Noodles, Bia Hoi, Gami Chicken & Beer, Masizzim, Miss Pickles 1971, Miss Ping’s, Shujinko Ramen, Gong Cha.

Construction of The Glen shopping centre

The redevelopment project is being carried out in five stages, of which four stages were completed and opened to the public.

Stage one, which includes the fresh food market, was delivered in October 2017, followed by stage two that was completed in March 2018. Delivered in October 2018, stage three involved the development of fashion and lifestyle precinct.

The new dining precinct, which is an element of the redevelopment project, was unveiled in August 2019. It includes a new indoor-outdoor precinct, which serves lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks every day.

A new format of David Jones and 50 new fashion and lifestyle stores were also opened in the shopping centre. Stage five of the redevelopment project involves the development of a mini-majors precinct by early-2020.

Contractors involved

Probuild was selected as the main contractor for the redevelopment of The Glen shopping centre in March 2017.

Mirage Doors supplied SD products, including glass, polycarbonate and solid infills, for the redevelopment of the shopping centre.

Dewick & Associates and BSA Allstaff Victoria provided operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals for the mechanical services works.

Arcadis is responsible for the design and construction supervision of traffic intersections near the site area. It also carried out all internal drainage works, including the new town square.

Details of existing Glen shopping centre

Opened in 1967, The Glen shopping centre has become a popular regional shopping destination. It was later expanded in the 1980s and 1990s with multiple redevelopments attracting David Jones and other important retailers.

Monash Council approved the redevelopment of the shopping centre in July 2015 to enhance the customer experience.

The shopping complex features more than 3,500 parking spaces and is accessible through Springvale Road, Snedden Drive and High Street Road. It has been added with 1,000 parking spaces to improve convenience.