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RAINE SQUARE NEWS
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- Behind the Scenes - February 2018
- Who's Coming to Raine Square? - 4 December 2017
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RAINE SQUARE STAGE ONE TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018
A vibrant new dining and entertainment destination in the heart of Perth’s CBD will be unveiled this September with the launch of Stage 1 of Raine Square’s $75 million redevelopment by Charter Hall.
RAINE SQUARE DEVELOPMENT NEWS
It’s been a very busy summer and start of 2018 at Raine Square.
See what’s happening on site at Raine Square with Charter Hall’s Regional Portfolio Manager Miles Rowe.
Q&A with Charter Hall Development Manager Patrick Hollingworth
Can you fill us in Patrick, on what has been happening development-wise at Raine Square over the summer?
Our focus has been on the Raine Square retail precinct, including the dining precinct, convenience level and Palace Cinema complex. The works are well on their way to completion with floors, walls and ceilings nicely progressed. The cinema fitout has commenced and other retail fitouts will be commencing imminently. At the Murray Street entrance, we have completed all ground works, have commenced the construction of the ground level and will be above fence level construction wise very shortly.
The Palace Cinemas level has been a big focus over the past few months. We are currently finishing off the walls which create the cinema spaces for the complex. The works are almost complete with floors, walls and ceilings well progressed.
What have been the recent key milestones reached at Raine Square?
Considering the fact that works only started in July 2017 and our current status, it is fair to say that milestones are being achieved every week. All demolition has been completed, we have installed six new escalators, the retail tenancies have been constructed, finishes to the internal retail precinct are well progressed and we have commenced the construction of the new Murray Street commercial and retail Glass box building.
The new laneway from William Street into Bankwest Place is also taking shape. The demolition either side of the laneway to create the space is complete and we are gearing up for the commencement of landscaping.
“This is a very complex project and now that the spaces are taking shape it is exceeding our expectations. The high-end finishes chosen for each area and the tenants who will be part of Raine Square means this will be an exciting CBD destination.”
Can you let us know what some of the inside spaces will look like?
The dining precinct level will be an exciting part of the building. The dining precinct has a terrazzo floor, which will complement a series of warm feature timber finishes installed around the voids and lining walls. The lighting throughout the internal spaces has been designed to achieve the desired ambience depending on the time of day.
The whole strategy for the way we are investing in the high-end finishes and lighting is about creating that sense of destination for customers so they experience a sense of visiting a collection of restaurants rather than series of separate food outlets.
“The finishes in the cinema are vastly different to what else is on offer in Perth currently. This will be a unique cinema experience for Perth audiences.”
The finishes in the Palace Cinemas include very high quality polished plaster walls featuring polished bronze and perforated metal screens. Each of the 13 cinemas will have a slightly different look and feel and will have a lounge-like ambience compared to the traditional cinema megaplex experience. The sound systems will be high-end and state-of-the-art. The standard Palace Cinemas experience will be a gold-class experience, which will ramp up the quality of comfort for Perth movie-goers. Each cinema will be licensed, not just the Platinum Class cinemas.
Finally, when can we look forward to the Raine Square development being open for business?
We are pleased with the progress the Built and Charter Hall teams have made in such a short space of time in bringing this exciting development to Raine Square. Stage one of the retail centre, will open in mid-2018 and includes the convenience level including Coles and other specialty stores, along with the grand opening of Palace Cinemas. The dining precinct is Stage two of the retail centre and will open for trade in Q3 2018. The commencement of trade through Murray street will start in early 2019.
RAINE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION NEWS
In 2017, the Charter Hall Group announced their partnership with the Raine Medical Research Foundation as their charity of choice, undertaking a corporate commitment to support the Foundation’s future funding of medical research.
The partnership commenced this month with Charter Hall’s commitment of a 2-year sponsorship for a new Raine Foundation program, the Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award.
The Award is intended to facilitate the visit of high-achieving international research scientists to an academic research institution for the purpose of bringing new knowledge and techniques in medical research, facilitating the training of staff and students, initiating and undertaking collaborative research, and advancing medical research in Western Australia.
The Award is now open for nominations at rainefoundation.org.au.
MEET OUR TENANTS
SuperChem’s mission is ‘to bring the local community a pharmacy that through the best advice will help customers get well, look good and maintain a healthy lifestyle at prices that they know will bring them savings…. SUPER SERVICE, SUPER PRICE’.
SuperChem owner Ernie Pirone opened his first pharmacy in the 1980s. Eventually responding to a market need for a pharmacy group that offered customer value and services, he opened the first SuperChem store in 1997 at Stirling Central. There are now 12 stores across Perth, plus a branch in Blacktown, NSW, with expansion into other states planned in the future.
All SuperChem stores carry an extensive range of products at the most competitive prices possible. Pharmacists and trained staff are always available to assist in the selection of over the counter medications and nutritional supplements or answer customer queries. All SuperChem pharmacies are QCPP (Quality Care Pharmacy Practise) accredited. SuperChem also offers a medication delivery service and dose administration aids (Webster Packs) to nursing home and community members, as well as Home Medication Reviews, MedsCheks and Diabetes MedsCheks.
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SuperChem Raine Square
Currently the Pharmacist Manager in Charge at our Raine Square store is Dijana Badrov. Dijana is a very experienced pharmacist and has been with SuperChem since 2015. She is a valued member of our team and her friendly nature and willingness to help customers is an asset to our brand.
Phone: 1300 4 CHEMIST
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE
Please be advised that between Tuesday and Friday (20-23 March) it will be necessary to close the footpath along Murray Street between the forecourt of Bankwest Place to William Street. This is for the assembly of scaffolding for the ongoing redevelopment of Raine Square. Once this work is complete, access will be restored.
Pedestrians walking along Murray Street will need to cross to the other side at an appropriate, safe location. We will have traffic controllers on-site throughout the closure to help direct traffic flow.
We urge pedestrians to use caution at all times when crossing the road.
For everyone’s safety, please follow the instructions of our team. Thank you for your patience during this period.
BEHIND THE SCENES – FEBRUARY 2018
Watch our time-lapsed demolition video, taken from July to 2017 to January 2018, to see what been going on behind the scenes of our $75 million redevelopment of the precinct.
WHO’S COMING TO RAINE SQUARE? – 4 DECEMBER
Raine Square 3D Video
Q&A with Darryll Ashworth, Metier CEO
As the leasing agent, what is your overall aim in terms of the tenant mix for Raine Square?
We are very conscious that most of the big suburban shopping centres are expanding so competition will be significant. In the coming years, each of these centres will have the same mix of retail outlets. So, what we’re looking to achieve at Raine Square is to create something that’s tangibly different. Several the tenants who have committed to Raine Square are new to Perth and will only be doing one or two stores. So, we can say that we will have the only store with that type of merchandise in the CBD. While this makes our job a little harder to find those retailers, it is much more rewarding because we’re helping to create a unique retail experience, that can only Raine Square can deliver.
What is the Raine Square fashion precinct going to look like?
Raine Square brings beautiful heritage architecture and new contemporary structures being created from scratch together. So, we can create a very diverse offering for retailers whose brand character lends itself to either the heritage style of the wonderful Wentworth Hotel or the stunning double height shopfronts in the new architecture to help create their brand structure. We’ll be able to offer fashion retailers a choice of retail façade. Key to our fashion precinct at Raine Square will be flagship fashion outlets. The average size of a fashion store at Raine Square will be between 250 and 300 square meters which means retailers can offer their full range of merchandise, rather than limiting the number of sizes or styles they make available. These are very bold footprints compared to a typical shopping centre of about half the size. So, it’s all about flagship fashion retailers making a bold statement that they’re here at Raine Square and this is where you’ll find everything they have to offer.
Tell us about the dining space at Raine Square?
We’re totally redesigning the food and beverage experience at Raine Square. Traditionally, food courts are only busy for three hours in the middle of the day. Being in the CBD, and with a new 12-screen cinema complex as part of the redevelopment, we have an opportunity to transform the dining experience beyond the typical workday cycle. Combine that with commuters from the new Wellington St underground bus station, easy access to Perth Underground through the linking tunnel and easy pedestrian access to the main train station, plus Yagan Square across the road, the number of people crossing through or close to Raine Square throughout the day and evening will be significant. Food outlets at Raine Square will have larger spaces of around 120 square meters, meaning each tenancy will have its own seating. This allows the operators to be licenced and diners can sit at a dedicated space have a drink with their meal after 5pm. So, at lunchtime you could enjoy a burger, and after work you can have a beer with your burger before catching a movie upstairs.
What can we look forward to at the convenience level of Raine Square?
The convenience level of retail at Raine Square was very popular and we’re delighted that the only Coles in the CBD will be returning along with Bakers Delight, Central Convenience Express, Maven Espresso, My Adventure Travel, NewsXpress, Subway and Superchem. There are other convenience outlets we want to offer such as optical and a liquor store. With the goal being to provide outlets suited to people who live and work in the area, which can be accessed daily.
What do you envisage for the laneway area of the complex?
A stunning new laneway will be cut through off William Street into Raine Plaza. It will have the heritage listed Wentworth Hotel on one side and brand-new architecture on the other, making it a fantastic alfresco walkway, which adds a new dimension and curiosity to Raine Square. In order to complement the eat-in al fresco offering we’ll have grab-and-go food operators so that commuters can pick up something on the way to work. Alternatively, if someone is staying in the city on a Friday night they might have a quick spruce-up at the salon. It’s about not being too exclusive in that part of Raine Square because we know people will be moving through reasonably quickly on their way to somewhere else. So, our vision is for the laneway is for it to be a place where people can catch-up, top-up, touch-up and keep moving.
If anyone wants to contact you about a leasing space in Raine Square, how can they reach you?
We’re delighted to be the leasing agents for what is a truly transformational project in the CBD.
The best way to be part of Raine Square is to contact Darryll Ashworth on firstname.lastname@example.org at Metier on 0407 606 933.