BELMONT Forum’s $65 million refurbishment is nearing completion with new stores and facilities set to open in the coming months.
The new Coles is set to open on Wednesday, March 7 and more speciality stores, additional rooftop parking – with lift and travelator access into the centre – and a fresh-food precinct will also be added in the coming months to complete the extensive redevelopment project, which started in late 2016.
During 2017, Belmont Forum welcomed new arrivals such as Cotton On, Bed Bath N Table, Novo, Michael Hill, Pandora, Transit, Bras N Things and Connor, joining earlier newcomers Aldi, JB Hi Fi Home and Best & Less.
Many existing retailers continue to invest in Belmont Forum, with Betts opening a new store, Sunglass Hut moving from their kiosk to a larger store and Miss Maud moved to a new location opposite Coles with a new cafe.
The internal and external upgrade continues with a full refurbishment including significant interior mall upgrades and facade improvements, and extra carparking bays have been added.
Belmont Forum’s new dining precinct has been providing customers with more choices since it opened last April.
Perron Group senior asset manager Graeme Glass said the changes at Belmont Forum were significant in order to meet the evolving needs of the local community.
“We’re very excited that we’re now entering the final phase of the project and that the overall refurbishment to date has been positively received by people living and working in the City of Belmont,” he said.