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Southgate refurbishment almost complete

13 Sep 2011

It is one of Melbourne’s most iconic shopping venues, but it is about to get even bigger and better.

The Southgate refurbishment is almost complete, with traders and patrons alike eyeing the end of the tunnel.

The $26 million upgrade has run to schedule and is due for completion in November.

The revamp will welcome many new entities into one of Melbourne’s most iconic shopping and restaurant venues including Lindt Chocolatiers, Kikki K and Grill’d.

The additional shopping options aren’t the only changes. The appearance of the centre’s frontage will be transformed as well as the removal of stairs, making way for escalators, making it easier for everyone to move between levels.

The amenities and facilities will also be upgraded and the internal ceilings, floors and walls will all be refurbished with new finishes and fittings.

Work started on the upgrade in September last year and has steadily progressed.

Head of Dexus Retail Glyn Williams said it was keen to re-position Southgate to become one of Melbourne’s key dining, retail and entertainment destinations.

“We are delighted to welcome these exciting restaurant concepts for our customers which will further enhance Southgate’s reputation as the preferred dining destination for Melburnians,” Mr Williams said.

He also said the company itself was excited about the completion date approaching, stating: “We have had fantastic interest and feedback from restaurateurs and retailers about this next stage of Southgate’s evolution and we look forward to re-launching Southgate to the public in November.”

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