The redevelopment of Kenilworth Centre came about due to the need to regulate and simplify the parking reticulation around the Centre. Currently, on high days, the centre is able to process around 1700 vehicles in and 1400 vehicles out of the premises per hour. This is well below the standard of 2500 vehicles in and out the average shopping centre in the industry is able to process.
The first phase began mid 2014 with piling being done to accommodate the columns for the new parking decks. This was completed in early December 2014.
In January 2015 the Kenilworth Centre began the second phase of the development, namely the building of the additional parking decks. This phase was completed at the end of September 2016 and boasts an additional 339 parking bays. A new slip road entrance was constructed, entering in off Chichester Road and one off Loch Road.
The third phase comprised of the demolition of the current parking garage on the North West side of the centre, which commenced June 2015, and the construction of a new garage complex with a lift and escalators servicing ground, mezzanine and first floor levels. There is an approximate 5000M² retail node on the first floor level. The project was completed in April this year.
“The most exciting redevelopment came to an end when the extension to Kenilworth Centre was opened and new and exciting stores start trading. We have welcomed familiar brands namely Contempo, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, HiFi Corporation, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Shoe City, The Fix, Exact and Legit. The new offering allows a variety of fashion and food,” management has expressed.
The new Kenilworth Centre trading hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays: 9am – 5pm
Activities such as face painting, balloon modelling and stilt walking will take place on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May from 11am – 2pm to celebrate the launch of this exciting redevelopment.
It was WELL WORTH the wait!