Chadstone’s most recent major development has been recognised globally for design and development excellence, receiving the International Council of Shopping Centres’ (ICSC) top award for Vision, Innovation, Value and Achievement (VIVA) – considered the best of the best – in Las Vegas.
The $660 million redevelopment, completed in 2017, included an expanded luxury precinct and the unique 7,000 square metre gridshell roof which features 2,700 individual glass panels creating a distinctive light-filled shopping and dining experience. The gridshell roof has also become one of Chadstone’s iconic design attractions and a popular place to take a “selfie” underneath.
Carolyn Viney, Chief Development Officer, Vicinity Centres said: “We’re thrilled to see the recent redevelopment of Chadstone recognised as a global leader, winning the prestigious top award presented by the ICSC, and we’re extremely proud to continue working to further evolve Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.
“The ICSC VIVA award is a testament to John Gandel, the visionary and leader who has taken Chadstone on an incredible journey to one of the world’s top shopping, dining, entertainment and lifestyle destinations. The Gandel Group has been a wonderful partner for Vicinity through various milestones including $2 billion in annual sales – which ranks Chadstone as the number four shopping centre in the world, by sales,” Ms Viney said.
Mr John Gandel said: “I’m personally delighted that Chadstone has been internationally recognised. This development was significant in the history of the centre, it’s cemented Chadstone’s place on the world stage and it is a wonderful achievement to be one of only a few Australian enterprises ever to win a global ICSC award.”
Ms Viney said: “We know the 24 million people who visit each year are always looking to Chadstone for the best in retail, dining and entertainment experiences. We’re thrilled that the major redevelopment of the centre has continued to capture the imagination of our customers and the community, and we know that we need to continue to evolve to meet their ever-changing needs and expectations, and we’re excited about the future.”
The evolution of Chadstone continues with the opening of Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel, a 250-room, premium hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s south-east in November 2019.
Ms Viney added: “Hotel Chadstone is our next mixed-use development which will include The Link between the hotel, shopping centre and our existing commercial office tower. We’re creating a truly integrated, luxurious lifestyle destination for our customers, including the more than 450,000 international visitors who come to Chadstone every year, with that number continue to grow.”
Chadstone is owned by the Gandel Group and Vicinity Centres.
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