Scentre Group recently announced the commencement of its $790 million redevelopment of Westfield Newmarket, creating a world-class retail and lifestyle destination in the heart of Auckland.
Incorporating multiple sites over four-and-half hectares, the Broadway site will be home to Auckland’s first David Jones department store, a new format Farmers department store, Countdown supermarket and more than 230 new specialty stores. Westfield Newmarket will showcase New Zealand’s best fashion, with a compelling mix of local and international designers, new-to-market brands and some of the most well-known retailers from New Zealand and Australia.
A rooftop lifestyle, dining and entertainment precinct, integrating a new state-of-the-art Event Cinemas complex offering V-Max and Gold Class, will encompass some of the country’s finest food and beverage experiences in a vibrant outdoor environment, providing Newmarket’s local community and the wider Auckland population with an exceptional leisure and hospitality experience.
On completion, Westfield Newmarket will represent a premium fashion, food, technology, lifestyle and entertainment experience unrivaled in New Zealand. Westfield Newmarket will become the flagship “living centre” for the Group’s New Zealand portfolio and set a new benchmark in extraordinary retail and lifestyle destinations.
Westfield Newmarket will offer a range of bespoke concierge services that will set a new standard in customer experience including valet parking, a styling suite and hands-free shopping.
Is Westfield Newmarket now closed?
Yes. Westfield Newmarket has closed for a redevelopment that will see the centre transform into a world-class retail and lifestyle destination. This includes retail stores and parking.
Where have the stores that used to be located in Westfield Newmarket gone?
Some stores have relocated to Nuffield Street, Broadway, and the wider Newmarket area. Some stores now open in Nuffield Street and Broadway include: • Barkers • Country Road • Seed Child and Heritage • Trenery • Witchery • Farmers (Beauty) • Scarpa • Peter Alexander • Life Pharmacy • Farmers (Home)
Where can I park now the carpark is closed?
There are a number of parking options including Nuffield Street, Eden Street and Rialto Newmarket. (Check out Wilson Parking, Tournament Parking and others on the internet.)
Is Westfield Newmarket being demolished?
To enable the Group to create a brand new lifestyle experience, the development will mean some areas of the current shopping centre will require demolition. The office tower on the corner of Morrow St and Broadway remains open with businesses continuing to operate. Access to these businesses is on Broadway.
Construction work is taking place at 309 Broadway. Is this part of the Westfield Newmarket redevelopment?
Yes. The Group is building across the road at 309 Broadway to deliver five levels of new retail space and parking. This site will be connected to the existing centre with a two-level pedestrian air bridge across Mortimer Pass creating a seamless retail journey.
What disruption can I expect whilst construction takes place? Will this include road closures?
The intention is not to close roads during the construction. Mortimer Pass, Morrow Street and Broadway will remain open. However, as can happen with a redevelopment, from time to time it is inevitable there will be some disruption to the surrounding area. This could include noise, change of traffic patterns, and heavy vehicles in the area. The Group is very conscious of the need to mitigate any disturbance for our community and neighbours. If you have any feedback or concerns, please call the community liaison on 0800 500 020.
When will Westfield Newmarket be re-opening?
Westfield Newmarket will re-open in late 2019.
When Westfield Newmarket re-opens, will it be the same as it used to be?
No. The Group is creating a brand new lifestyle experience at Westfield Newmarket for the community and visitors to Auckland. Whilst the previous site will still be part of the new destination, the Group will be reimagining this space to incorporate a larger retail footprint, more parking, enhancing the interiors to deliver world class design and of course, adding more fashion, dining and lifestyle stores over five levels of retail.
How many stores will there be at Westfield Newmarket?
Upon completion there will be more than 230 specialty stores.
What brands will be opening at Westfield Newmarket?
Auckland’s first David Jones will be opening at Westfield Newmarket along with a state-of-the art Event Cinemas complex. We also look forward to welcoming back Farmers and Countdown with brand new stores as part of the redevelopment. These brands will be complemented by more than 200 specialty stores that will include a world of fashion, beauty, sporting, technology, adventure, lifestyle, a brand new concept gourmet market and an impressive rooftop dining and entertainment space.