Merrifield City Centre Gains Momentum
Merrifield City Centre will be the vibrant retail, leisure, business and employment hub in the new capital of Melbourne’s north.
The next phase of master planning for the Merrifield City Centre has now taken a significant step forward, with a series of design workshops held with Hume City Council during June 2014.
The Merrifield City Centre is destined to become home to retail shopping, supermarkets, fresh food stores, casual and formal dining venues, education, health and employment opportunities, outdoor plazas and living spaces. Importantly, the commencement of the master planning process with Council brings the vision one step closer to reality.
The planning for the Merrifield City Centre incorporates the integration of public transport and the ability for strong connections between the various precincts within Merrifield, whether by walking trails, bicycle paths, open space links or the road network. With the development and construction of Merrifield Living now well underway and the Merrifield City Centre in master planning phase, the overall blueprint for Merrifield is unfolding as a unique and highly desirable place in which to live, work and play.
Sitting within the Merrifield City Centre, the core retail precinct will provide a best in-class regional shopping centre that will set the benchmark for design and retail experience in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne.
Merrifield Development Manager Chris Engert said the retail core will become a showpiece of the Merrifield City Centre and broader northern corridor, offering an exhilarating future for the Merrifield community. “We are delighted to be collaborating with Council in the detailed planning of such an important part of our development,” said Mr. Engert.
Residents and visitors of Merrifield City Centre will find city life at its best, with opportunities and advantages that only a contemporary city can deliver. An entirely new centre for commerce, retail and recreation – with beautifully planned precincts offering all the everyday services and necessities – Merrifield City Centre will be enhanced by outdoor plazas, public spaces and access to comprehensive transport options.
The plan is to deliver the first stage of retail development within the Merrifield City Centre as early as possible, to service the growing population and businesses within the region.
Based on current forecasts, this is estimated to occur as early as 2018 and is expected to comprise a single supermarket neighbourhood centre with potential for a liquor store and other specialty retail shops and services – including various take-away stores, cafÃ©s, bank, post office, hairdressing, beauty and medical / pharmacy outlets.
Stay tuned for further exciting announcements relating to the Merrifield City Centre later this year!