Kmart serves up a ton of good news at Fair­field

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE $ 24 mil­lion stage two of the Fair­field Cen­tral shop­ping cen­tre is tak­ing shape with new an­chor ten­ant Kmart start­ing re­cruit­ment for 100 new jobs.

The re­tail de­vel­op­ment, fronting the Bruce High­way and Univer­sity Drive at Idalia, is a joint ven­ture be­tween Lancini Prop­erty and De­vel­op­ment and Fair­field Land.

Com­ple­tion of the pro­ject is on track for Novem­ber with min­i­mal con­struc- tion dis­rup­tions months.

Stage two will see the ad­di­tion of Kmart and another 25 spe­cial­ity shops in­clud­ing a med­i­cal cen­tre, op­tometrist, pathol­ogy, bar­ber, gam­ing and hobby shop, mas­sage ther­a­pist and post of­fice, as well as a cafe, carvery and Mex­i­can res­tau­rant.

“We are thrilled to be bring­ing such a fan­tas­tic range of ser­vices to Fair­field

over

the

past

few Cen­tral stage two,” leas­ing ex­ec­u­tive Hanna Peard said.

“There is def­i­nitely a de­mand new din­ing op­tions in the area.”

In prepa­ra­tion for open­ing, Kmart Gen­eral Man­ager Prop­erty Ben Smith said the re­tailer had re­cently com­menced its re­cruit­ment plan with more than 100 staff to be em­ployed.

Bar­bara Al­bert from The Re­tail De­sign­ers has been work­ing with re­tail­ers

for in the de­liv­ery of qual­ity de­sign and fitouts.

Her de­sign stu­dio has been a part of de­liv­er­ing projects through­out Townsville and Bris­bane, the most re­cent be­ing the $ 450 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment of In­dooroop­illy Shop­ping Cen­tre.

“We are deal­ing with pro­fes­sional re­tail­ers with a vi­sion for a more up­mar­ket re­sult in the ever- evolv­ing Townsville mar­ket,” Ms Al­bert said.

UP­MAR­KET: Artist im­pres­sions of the Fair­field Cen­tral shop­ping cen­tre ex­pan­sion at Idalia.

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