Gungahlin is set to receive its first cinema with the construction of a new retail and entertainment precinct scheduled to begin construction in 2017.
An application for the 20,000 square meter entertainment centre has been lodged with the ACT government and construction is set to start in 2017 and finish by the end of 2018.
The precinct has been designed by Cox Architecture and is being developed by Gungahlin lifestyle on the corner of Hinder street and Hibberson street. The centre will be focused on helping to increase night time activity in the Gungahlin Town Center.
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Burgess Rawson Canberra managing director and leasing agent Guy Randell says the complex will help to bring more people to Gungahlin. “Gungahlin’s first cinema complex will anchor the precinct and drive significant interest but that’s just the beginning,” he said. “One of our main objectives is to ensure this is a lively and active precinct all day that offers residents a sense of community and one they can return to again and again to try the different offerings and activate the main shopping precinct of Gungahlin.”
“The cinemas will be will be the latest digital technology with seven screens. We also intend to offer a fresh food marketplace that will allow the residents of Gungahlin to have a wider variety of offerings in one place. We are looking to formally go to the market for tenants by the end of the year,” he said.
“The new entertainment complex seamlessly integrates with the existing town centre by extending the Hibberson Street retail precinct north along the light rail route,” he said.
The centre will also include over 300 new parking spaces in anticipation of the extra people who will come into Gungahlin.
Main Photo: An artist impression of the proposed Gungahlin entertainment & cinema precinct. Photo by: Cox Architecture