Manly West Shopping Centre Looks to Grow with Expansion Plans

Shopping centre
Existing site (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Plans have been submitted for the expansion of a shopping centre on Burnett Street in Manly West. 

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The proposed expansion plans call for an infill addition to the northeastern section of the existing Mayfair Village at Manly Shopping Centre.

The project design, rendered by architecture firm V Architecture, calls for an extension to be built on the northeast corner of the site, providing space for new retail offerings and upgrading pedestrian access. The plans do not alter existing parking or vehicle entry from Burnett Street.

Aerial view of site (Photo credit: Urbis)

The shopping centre slated for expansion is located at 11-31 Burnett St, Manly West. The proposed addition consists of 475 square metres across two levels. 

Artist’s impression of shopping centre’s proposed expansion (Photo credit: V Architecture)

It includes reconfigured tenancies on the first floor and a new retail space above two existing ones. A new lift and stairway are part of the blueprints, along with enhanced landscaping.

Photo credit: V Architecture

Roughly half of the property is currently unoccupied, while a single-story commercial building occupies the other half. This structure will be removed to make way for the development. In total, there will be 94 parking spaces for residents and visitors once completed.

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Planners at Urbis say the extension will significantly improve the streetscape on Burnett Street, which presently lacks connection to the shopping centre. The new build-out and entry points will provide better visibility and bolster the overall coherence of the site.

Shopping centre
Photo credit: V Architecture

“Importantly, the proposal capitalises on the underutilised ground floor space and enhances pedestrian connections to the surrounding residential neighbourhood through solving the topographical change between the site and the east Burnett Street frontage,” said Urbis.

“Overarchingly the proposal demonstrates an enhanced interface with Burnett Street to the north and east, whilst maintaining key connections from the development area to the remainder of the Mayfair Village on Manly shopping centre.”

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The application for expanding the Manly West shopping centre is now under assessment by local officials.

Published 6-February-2024