Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre management remain confident all will be right to go come the opening of stage three this Thursday, despite the site being in a state of organised chaos last week.
It was all hands on deck during a walkthrough last Thursday, with about 800 contractors on site to get the $100 million investment ready for its opening day.
After five years of planning and development, Perron Group’s general property manager Andrew Byars said the final days were about putting the final touches in place.
‘What we have delivered is an exciting new shopping and food destination that caters to the growing needs of our community,’ he said.
Stage three will add about 40 new specialty retailers, including Target, Cotton On, Bonds, Forever New, Lorna Jane, Pandora, Kathmandu, City Beach, Dusk, Chica Booti, Jim Kidd Sports and Collette Accessories.
For food lovers, Northbridge’s Dragon Palace will launch its flagship suburban restaurant at the redeveloped centre, joined by frozen yoghurt store Ugolicious, as well as Grill’d, San Churro, Guzman Y Gomez, Coffee Club and Nando’s.
Jy Diamond from the State’s first Lone Star Rib House said he was confident their move to the newly developed shopping centre would work.
More than 700 jobs will be created following the redevelopment. Stage three will open 8am this Thursday.