Stage one brings together the world’s finest in fashion, food and lifestyle shopping

08 July 2002

Countries: New Zealand

The first stage of the Westfield St Lukes $55 million, 8,500 sq metre extension and upgrade is now complete and customers are seeing unveiled for the first time the new contemporary design for the centre with the first eleven new stores plus a brand new McDonalds.

Director of Westfield New Zealand John Widdup says the redevelopment brings together the finest in fashion, food and lifestyle shopping with new retailers at this point including fashion retailers Kimberleys, Pumpkin Patch, Blitzz and Divo – a brand new concept of funky urban fashion and homeware.

“Our customers say they are impressed. By Christmas this year we will boast a very sophisticated choice of high end fashion stores to complement the quality stores already established at Westfield St Lukes.

“The centre opened more than thirty years ago and we regard it as the flagship of the Westfield portfolio with nearly 10 million customer visits each year.

“On completion in mid 2003 St Lukes will have a state of the art 8 cinema multiplex, over 150 fashion and lifestyle stores, a Farmers department store, Kmart and a Foodtown supermarket,” said John Widdup.

The investment is part of Westfield Trust’s long term development programme which is in excess of NZ$1 billion, ensuring that Westfield Trust’s portfolio is the premier shopping centre portfolio in New Zealand.