At the end of May (2021), Tipalea Partners held the soil turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction at Glebe Hill Village (Hobart) by our fantastic contractors at Fairbrother.
Set to deliver a new standard of convenience in retail, the 5,900m2 shopping centre consists of Coles plus 18 specialty shops in an air-conditioned mall. There’ll be 260 car spaces in an expansive, completely on-grade car park.
The soil turning ceremony was well attended with Mayor Doug Chipman and a number of Clarence City Council members joining the celebration, as well as a number of our great retailers, the Fairbrother team, and a strong media presence.
After an introduction and thank you by Scott Spanton, CEO of Tipalea Partners, the Mayor gave a brief address followed by John Carrington, Tasmanian Regional Manager for Coles and Paul Ransley, Divisional Manager Southern for Fairbrother.
“This is such an exciting project – one that will employ many local people during and after construction – and we’re proud to be bringing it to the community,” said Fairbrother’s Paul Ransley.
We’re excited to see the $35 million project come to life as it will employ many locals during and after construction. With Coles, 18 specialty stores and a drive-thru McDonald’s, the centre will be a great new addition to the rapidly growing community.
“There hasn’t been one developed here for over 10 years so it’ll be quite different” commented Scott Spanton, CEO of Tipalea Partners. “Glebe Hill Village is essential infrastructure for what is Hobart’s fastest growing catchment and will create about 200 jobs during construction and more than 350 ongoing jobs once the centre opens.”
Media coverage of the event was excellent, with Glebe Hill making the lead story on Channel 7 News that evening, as well as a minor appearance on ABC News, a strong story in the Mercury newspaper, and a number of other national property-oriented publications.
We’re grateful for the Council and community support and look forward to the centre opening in September 2022. For more information and updates on Glebe Hill Village, visit the centre’s website or Facebook page.