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Chadstone Just Announced Plans to Add an Ambitious New Fresh Food Precinct

The shopping centre's development plans continue with ​​The Market Pavilion — a huge precinct inspired by the food markets of Europe.
By Libby Curran
October 06, 2022
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By Libby Curran
October 06, 2022
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It's been only a matter of weeks since Australia's biggest shopping centre Chadstone revealed plans for its new $71 million dining and entertainment precinct The Social Quarter, which is set to launch before summer's out. But it seems the centre's latest ambitions for expansion don't end there — it's just announced another $485m development project, including an overhauled fresh food precinct dubbed ​​The Market Pavilion.

Also incorporating a new commercial office tower by the name of One Middle Road, the latest plans are extensive and not slated for completion until mid-2024. But here's what you have to look forward to, anyway.

Inspired by the food markets of Europe, The Market Pavilion's ground-floor retail space is set to clock in at over 26,500 square metres and play host to more than 50 different food retailers. Shoppers will be able to find a huge, multicultural range of pantry essentials, artisan produce and specialty goods, all in the one spot.

The new buildings will be aiming for that sweet 5 Star Green Star rating, by way of a new 740kW solar power system harvesting energy to use onsite, a target of net-zero operational emissions and design features like the roof's natural ventilation louvres — alone expected to reduce the site's annual energy consumption by 500,000kWg.

Luckily, we won't have to wait quite as long to experience Chadstone's new Social Quarter. That 10,350-square-metre precinct is on track for completion this summer, showcasing hospitality offerings from the likes of Half Acre, Urban Alley and White + Wong's, alongside entertainment venues including Holey Moley and Hijinx Hotel.

The Market Pavilion and One Market Road are set to open mid-2024 at Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, Victoria.

Published on October 06, 2022 by Libby Curran
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