Lutwyche City refurbishment good for property buyers

There’s great news for buyers of new apartments in Lutwyche with a proposed refurbishment for the Lutwyche City Shopping Centre on the cards.

A development application has now been submitted to refurbish the Lutwyche City shopping centre. Built in 1974, this will be the shopping centre’s first major refurbishment. Abacus Property Group and Zenonos Group, who bought the shopping centre back in 2015 for $65 million are the companies behind this proposal.

If the development application is approved, the proposed refurbishment will include the following:
  • A new 3,400sqm Woolworths supermarket
  • Extension to exterior building footprint
  • Internal re-orientation of tenancies
  • A new child care centre, heath care services, retail tenancies and office space
  • New delivery and loading facilities
  • Public realm improvements and landscaping
  • Centre refurbishment and improved facade presentation
The refurbishment will also include the development of a number of tenancies which overlook Chalk Street and incorporate a long balcony running parallel to Chalk Street.

The Lutwyche City shopping centre will remain four storeys high and according to Urbis, “The enhancements will encourage pedestrian activity, with the overall presentation of the centre is significantly improved through provision of additional tenancies open to frontages”.

This exciting refurbishment will have plenty of benefits for nearby residents, and will be in high demand due to many new off the plan apartment developments under construction or newly completed close by, helping to create strong tenant demand both now and moving forwards. Situated in the heart of Lutwyche, this centre is the main local shopping centre for everyday convenience serving local residents.

Why buy new apartments Lutwyche?

Lutwyche is a great area to live, situated just 5km from the Brisbane CBD and sits on the Northern Busway, a major transport route. The busway station here has also been recently completed, providing another drawcard to the area.

Another reason why so many residents, particularly Gen Y are moving to Lutwyche is because of the affordable apartment prices. Property buyers including first home buyers and investors are making the most of lower than average apartment price points which can still be found here, alongside plenty of lifestyle opportunities.

Not only can you find lush parklands right on your doorstep including the Kedron Brook, but there are plenty of retail, dining and entertainment amenity within easy reach, as well as good schools and hospitals. And with the city just 20 minutes away, city professionals can get to the city quickly and easily.

Altogether, the Lutwyche-Wooloowin area comprises 36 new residential apartment developments which have recently completed, are under construction or are about to commence. More than 1,000 new apartments will soon be found here, and an updated shopping centre will be able to suitably cater for their day to day needs and requirements.

For larger shopping opportunities, then the Westfield Chermside shopping centre is just up the road and is the fifth largest shopping centre in Australia for even more opportunities.

To learn more about the drawcards of Lutwyche and what is attracting so many buyers and tenants to this northern suburb, get in touch with the team at iBuyNew today. We still have a number of new apartments for sale in Lutwyche whether you are looking for one, two or even three bedroom apartments.

Call us today on 1300 123 463 to find out the best apartments to suit you!
Published on 1st of February 2017 by Marty Stanowich
Marty Stanowich
Marty Stanowich


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