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Pipeline: Box Hill Central Retail and Coworking Precinct
A leading retail precinct in Melbourne's east

Box Hill's transformation is underway

In 2021, Vicinity commenced construction works at Box Hill Central, revitalising one of Melbourne’s busiest shopping centres and transforming it into a fresh and modern market-leading destination for purveyors of mouth-watering dining, fresh food and speciality ingredients.

The revitalisation of Box Hill Central brings to life the first stages of Vicinity’s ambition to create an integrated world-class mixed-use precinct, transforming the heart of Box Hill to introduce residential and commercial office space to support the popular shopping centre.

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Box Hill's southern retail precinct designed using customer data (Artist's impression).Credit: Vicinity Centres

Designed to meet the changing needs and tastes of the community, Box Hill Central’s south shopping precinct will be a key part of the precinct, with the current works covering more than 10,500-square metres of ground-floor retail and car park lobby areas.

Central to the design is the improvement of the precinct is improved access and engagement with the surrounding street network, delivered through a new southern entry point from Carrington Road, expected to attract more than one million visitors a year, three new travelators and a new customer lift connecting all levels of the car park.

The southern precinct will also benefit from a reconfiguration of the mall to accommodate new kiosks and an extension to the main internal avenue to create three new permanent retail stores, further enhancing the retail offering and experience for customers.

Take a behind the scene tour of Box Hill's retail developmentCredit: Vicinity Centres

Complementing the significant centre upgrades will be suite of new major and speciality retailers, including a new Coles supermarket launching in mid-2022, and new dual frontage restaurants facing out onto Carrington Road and into the precinct's internal centre avenue.

Box Hill welcomes coworking

Supporting Box Hill's leading retail offering will be the introduction of three levels of new commercial office space sitting above Box Hill Central South, complete with its own dedicated entrance onto Carrington Road.

To deliver coworking, Vicinity, in 2021, signed a 10-year partnership with Hub Australia to introduce a premium 4,100 sqm four-storey coworking space.

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Box Hill Central will introduce coworking (Artist's impression).Credit: Vicinity Centres

Hub brings a unique hospitality-led customer experience to the workplace and is one of Australia’s largest flexible workspace operators.

Another proof point in the delivery of Vicinity's mixed-use strategy, the coworking space will deliver state-of-the-art design, fit-out, technology, and hotel-style amenities.

Hub’s coworking space will also feature flexible workspaces including suites, offices, and coworking desks. A range of shared amenities for members will include a welcome desk with dedicated concierge, café and business lounge, a range of formal and casual meeting spaces, relaxation rooms, podcast and media studio, a large member kitchen with full cooking facilities, and utility/printing areas.

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The coworking precinct includes suites, offices and coworking desks.Credit: Vicinity Centres

Box Hill Central's vision

In mid-2020, Vicinity lodged town planning applications for the development of a 42,000 sqm commercial office building, a hybrid residential and commercial building comprising 366 apartments and 7,000 sqm of retail and office space.

The plan includes 3,350 sqm of new high-quality public open space in Box Hill, made up of Spanish Steps-inspired amphitheatre and town square areas along with the creation of new walkways and roads to connect the precinct’s residential, commercial, transport, retail and hospitality offerings.

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