Westfield Riccarton

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Westfield Riccarton
Westfield Riccarton Level 1.jpg
LocationRiccarton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Coordinates43°31′51.38″S 172°35′51.62″E / 43.5309389°S 172.5976722°E / -43.5309389; 172.5976722Coordinates: 43°31′51.38″S 172°35′51.62″E / 43.5309389°S 172.5976722°E / -43.5309389; 172.5976722
Address129 Riccarton Road
Opening date1965; 54 years ago
DeveloperWestfield Group
OwnerScentre Group
No. of stores and services198[1][2]
No. of anchor tenants7
Total retail floor area54,000m² (581,251ft²)
No. of floors2
Parking2,400 (Lighted Lot, Parking garage)
WebsiteWestfield Riccarton

Westfield Riccarton, (also known by its former name Riccarton Mall), is a large retail complex located in the Christchurch, New Zealand suburb of Riccarton. First opened in 1965, it is Christchurch's oldest shopping mall.[3]

Riccarton Mall was extensively remodeled around 1994–1995 with most stores relocating to new premises within the mall; Farmers is one of the few stores to remain in its original location; the remodel introduced a food court into the mall and a new rooftop car park.

In 2003 Westfield began a NZD$90 million redevelopment of the shopping centre which was completed in 2005. A strong focus of the redevelopment was a leisure component, with the introduction of the six-screen Hoyts Cinema multiplex, which features the second-largest projection screen in New Zealand. In addition to the cinema, a restaurant and café area was constructed at the Rotherham Street end of the mall.

Farmers at Westfield Riccarton

On 28 May 2009, the mall opened phase one of a new $75m expansion;[2] the latest redevelopment included 40 new retailers and a new café court. An additional cinema screen was added to the existing Hoyts Multiplex; the first stage of development, a new four-level car park building with space for 400 cars, was completed in January 2009. The expansion increased the size of the mall to approximately 54,000 square metres.

Annual sales for the full year 2018 were $535.6 million.[4]

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  1. ^ Westfield Riccarton press release (December 31, 2007)
  2. ^ a b Westfield Riccarton - Phase One Of Redevelopment Completed
  3. ^ "Canterbury places – North and west Christchurch". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Four biggest NZ malls a focus for Scentre in $790m property expansion". The New Zealand Herald. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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