On Thursday, 31 May, the Property Council held the New Kids on the Block retail breakfast at the Brisbane Club.
With stage two of the Wintergarden redevelopment now complete, ISPT’s Development Director, Chris McCluskey, outlined to guests the ups and downs of redeveloping one of Brisbane’s CBD’s landmark shopping destinations.
As the centre extends nearly 90 metres down the Queen Street Mall, considerable time, effort and cost was expended on developing a construction management plan to ensure minimal impact on surrounding retailers on the ground level, and the Hilton Hotel above.
A four year vision, reassessed along the way as a result of the GFC and the impact of online retailing, the redeveloped Wintergarden is now home to a range of new fashion labels, as well as the CBD’s largest food court.
ISPT’s Project Leasing Manager, Ashlee Hill, gave the audience an overview of the process involved in securing these new tenants, and the importance of co-location in their decision making.
A food services consultant has been engaged by ISPT to ensure the Wintergarden food court not only provides a unique offering for CBD workers, but the operators themselves are able to make the most of the limited time frame of peak demand.
With IPST holding major interests in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, including Broadway and the Myer Centre, the audience was left with a sneak preview of what we can expect to see from the mall in the future.
A big thank you to our speakers, moderator Greg Clarke, and to the sponsors of our Retail Series- Ray White Retail and Urbis- as without your support events like this would be unable to proceed.
Jane Falconer - ISPT & Fiona McDougall - ISPT
Peter Habermann - QIC, Andrew Thompson - Lend Lease & Ben Slack - Urbis
Trent Dillet - Retail Food Group, Craig Herbert - Ray White Retail & John Dwyer - Ray White Commercial
Kathy Mac Dermott - Property Council of Australia, Andrew Schmidt - Ray White Retail, Chris McCluskey - ISPT, Ashlee Hill - ISPT, Greg Clarke - McGees Property & Peter Hyland - Urbis
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