Westfield to commence construction of new Bunnings Supa Store at Westfield Marion

27 November 2002

Countries: Australia

Westfield has commenced construction on a $16 million bulkygoods development incorporating a new 10,000 square metre Bunningsstore adjoining Marion in South Australia.

The Bunnings Warehouse supa store will more than triple the sizeof the existing Bunnings and will continue to service the localMarion community with all its hardware requirements in a newwarehouse style of operation.

Bunnings General Manager of Property, Matthew Toohey confirmedthe new outlet would be the fourth warehouse in South Australia forthe Group complimenting other stores at Parafield, Mile End andNoarlunga.

Mr Toohey said “The new store will provide a range of more than45,000 products as well as a hire shop, cafe and children’splayground.”

Bunnings expects to employ around 160 people at the newwarehouse that will be a combination of full time and part timejobs.

Westfield Joint Chief Operating Officer Michael Gutman said theBunnings development will enhance the range of retail hardwareoffer and consolidate Marion as the premier retail destination inAdelaide.

“The decision to relocate into a much larger building at Marionreflects the tremendous success of Bunnings over recent years andWestfield is delighted to be a partner of Bunnings in both Adelaideand elsewhere throughout Australia.”

The new outlet is scheduled for completion in the second quarterof 2003.

Westfield Marion, a joint venture between Westfield Trust andCommonwealth Funds Management, currently features major retailersMyer, David Jones, Kmart, Big W, Target, Coles, Woolworths, 302specialty shops and the largest cinema complex in the southernhemisphere.