MANDURAH Forum is moving forward at a cracking pace.
The redevelopment is gearing up to reveal the first major retail stage of the $350 million redevelopment with a new Target store, a fresh food market hall and a range of new specialty stores.
About half of the expanded centre is expected to open mid-year offering Target, Kmart, Big W and Coles.
A huge fresh food market hall flanks one of what will eventually be four entries and welcome halls while a spacious butchery is opposite.
After listening to customer feedback, the new complex will offer free Wi-Fi, a new pedestrian entrance from Mandurah Road and a fully equipped parent’s room offering a secure toddler play area, parent’s kitchenette, private feeding areas and a large baby change area.
There are more than 14,000sq m of floor tiles.
The development has been under construction for just over 12 months.
More than 1500 new car bays are available in the multi-deck and rooftop carparks and driving in and out of the centre is also easier thanks to new access ramps and upgrades to Dower Street and the Clarice Street and Mandurah Road intersection.
The first next generation David Jones store in WA, a new fashion mall, restaurant precinct with alfresco dining options designed around a water oasis and a contemporary food court with some outdoor seating, will open in early 2018.