Tipalea Partners has unveiled its plans to develop Cobram Village, a $40 million neighbourhood retail centre set to introduce major national retailers and competitive pricing to the town while providing a significant boost to local employment.
Prominently located at 2-6 Colgan Street in Cobram in northern Victoria, Cobram Village has been designed by Melbourne’s leading retail architecture practice i2C to become the gateway to Cobram’s commercial centre.
The site is currently vacant with the proposed development set to revitalise the entry point to the town and create more than 200 construction jobs and a further 200 ongoing local jobs once the centre opens.
“The ambition has been to create a centre that reflects Cobram’s heritage and importance within the Moira Shire. Cobram Village has been architecturally designed to complement the existing street retail and deliver a ‘main street’ type environment while also providing a statement building at the gateway to the town,” said Scott Spanton, Chief Executive Officer of Tipalea Partners.
The proposed 8,615 m2 centre includes a 3,800 m2 full-line supermarket, a smaller 1,700 m2 secondary grocery store, a 635 m2 ‘mini-major’ retailer, a 320 m2 medical centre and parking for over 430 vehicles and 34 bicycles.
A further 2,160 m2 of specialty retail is also included in the proposed Cobram Village and future tenancies are expected to comprise a range of fresh produce, cafes and takeaway food outlets.