Westfield Knox has today unveiled its new gourmet marketplace, marking the opening of the first stage of its phased $355 million redevelopment. Creating a destination that has been truly reimagined for the community, the new precinct is anchored by major supermarkets Woolworths and ALDI and features an elevated selection of specialty fresh food, quick-eats and more, open just in time for Christmas.
Westfield Knox Centre Manager, Kristian Nicholls said: “Welcoming our local community through the doors this morning and showing them what we’ve been working on was a momentous occasion and is just the beginning for Westfield Knox. The new gourmet marketplace elevates the food offering and provides convenience and choice for our customers leading into the busy Christmas period.
“The opening of the first phase at Westfield Knox gives our community a taste of what’s to come, with fashion and lifestyle retailers, a refreshed food court, community basketball court, and swim school planned to open in the next phases across 2023.”
To celebrate the launch, customers can enjoy an array of festivities from today until Sunday 18th December including fresh food giveaways, kids craft workshops, roaming entertainers, live music and exclusive offers for Westfield Plus members.
“We invite customers to experience all that the new precinct has to offer with live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and giveaways over the next few days. While you’re here, you can also check out the festive events happening in-centre including Santa Photography, Christmas gift wrapping and more,” Kristian said.
Once complete, Westfield Knox will span approximately 144,810 square metres and feature seven major retail partners and approximately 350 specialty stores.
The transformation of Westfield Knox
Stage one: now open
New gourmet marketplace on Level 1, featuring over 30 retail partners and food catering experiences including Woolworths and ALDI supermarkets.
Stage two: throughout 2023
New 2,000 sqm Knox public library.
The Level 2 retail mix will span a diverse mix over 20 new and existing retail partners, including Rebel Sport and JB Hi-Fi. The mix will feature fashion, beauty, lifestyle, youth and homewares as well as other uses.
Introduction of a new mini-major precinct, featuring new and existing brands.
Unveiling of the new NBL (National Basketball League) specified full-sized basketball court.
A new swim school concept operated by Aquatic Achievers, featuring a 25-metre pool offering swimming lessons for children up to 12 years of age.
Opening of new multi-purpose community space.
Introduction of new parking management system to support customer experience.
Comprehensive internal upgrades including new flooring, new ceilings, changes to skylights and finishes throughout, as well as upgraded amenities.
Improved accessibility including gender-neutral amenities, changing places facilities, a calm room and a regularly scheduled ‘quiet hour’ event to be implemented in centre.
Installation of onsite rooftop solar system, glass crushing, food composting system, smart recycling bins and rainwater harvesting tank.