The highly anticipated major makeover to the northern entry of Court Cooleman Court is underway, with the current concrete ramp entry to be replaced by an enclosed, weather-proofed travellator.
The upgrades to Cooleman Court, which has been a mainstay of the Weston Creek community for over 40 years, will deliver a new look to the shopping centre in a private development by owner Mirvac.
The new entryway on Mahony Court will provide a more functional and attractive façade to the main pedestrian and car parking area of Cooleman Court.
The $2.6 million upgrade includes a visual facelift to the centre and the installation of new signage to align with the new fit-outs and contemporary styling that has been undertaken by retailers in the past months.
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The improvements, which Mirvac said will “enhance access and exude an elegant ambience on arrival to the centre”, will include the installation of travelators at the entry and a lift.
The entire area will be enclosed in glass with double auto doors alongside a contemporary aesthetic green feature wall. Additional works to improve the appearance and functionality of the centre will include new entrance mats, new automatic doors for the disabled toilets.
Cooleman Court’s centre manager Irini Daglis said there will be no interruption to customer access during the four months of work at the centre and shared her excitement to the facelift at “Coolo”.
“Our goal is to ensure our customers are having the best experience possible when they visit us, which this revitalisation will deliver,” Ms Daglis said.
“We are thrilled to be able to present a centre that will reflect the expectations of our customers who have always made us the heart of their community.”
The centre has also launched a new Community Library Nook located on the top floor, providing a time out area for customers to enjoy. The community library will have a book share system for customers to come and borrow or donate a book.
The Southern carpark has also recently been upgraded to include two main bus stops on Parkinson Street, along with the addition of new on-street parking and upgrades to the existing carpark.
40-year veteran favourite Greengrocer and fresh fruit juice and salad bar Freddy Frapples will be celebrating the makeover by offering customers ongoing specials and promotions. Owner Thanasis Stavrakis described the improvements around the whole centre as fantastic, making “the entire customer experience better”.