Questions and answers
As works take place to build our extraordinary new lifestyle destination at Westfield Newmarket, we understand there may be some questions from our customers and community during the construction.
Below is a brief Q&A designed to provide further information for any questions you may already have.
Q: Is Westfield Newmarket now closed?
A: Yes. Westfield Newmarket has closed for redevelopment which will see the centre transform into a world-class retail and lifestyle destination. This includes retail stores and the car park.
Q: Where have the stores in Westfield Newmarket gone?
A: Some stores have relocated to Nuffield Street and the wider Newmarket area.
Stores now open in Nuffield Street include:
- Country Road
- Seed Child
- Seed Heritage
Q: Where can I park now the carpark is closed?
A: There are a number of parking options including Nuffield Street, Eden Street and Rialto Newmarket.
Q: Is Westfield Newmarket being demolished?
A: To enable us to create a brand new lifestyle experience, the development will mean some areas of the current shopping centre will require demolition.
The Office Tower on the corner of Morrow St and Broadway remains open with businesses continuing to operate. Access to these businesses is on Broadway.
Q: There is construction taking place at 309 Broadway. Is this part of the Westfield Newmarket redevelopment?
A: Yes. We are also building across the road at 309 Broadway to deliver five levels of new retail space and parking. This site will be connected to the existing centre with a two level pedestrian air bridge across Mortimer Pass creating a seamless retail journey.
Q: What disruption can I expect whilst construction takes place? Will this include road closures?
A: It is not our intention to close roads during the construction. Mortimer Pass, Morrow Street and Broadway will remain open. However, as can happen with a redevelopment, from time to time it is inevitable there will be some disruption to the surrounding area. This could include noise, change of traffic patterns, and heavy vehicles in the area. We are very conscious of the need to mitigate any disturbance for our community and neighbours. If you have any feedback or concerns, please call our community liaison on 0800 500 020.
Q: When will Westfield Newmarket be re-opening?
A: Westfield Newmarket will re-open in late 2019.
Q: When Westfield Newmarket re-opens, will it be the same as it used to be?
A: No. We are creating a brand new lifestyle experience at Westfield Newmarket for our community and visitors to Auckland. Whilst the previous site will still be part of the new destination, we will be reimagining this space to incorporate a larger retail footprint, more parking, enhancing the interiors to deliver world class design and of course, adding more fashion, dining and lifestyle stores over five levels of retail.
Q: How many stores will there be at Westfield Newmarket?
A: Upon completion there will be more than 230 specialty stores.
Q: What brands will be opening at Westfield Newmarket?
A: We are delighted to confirm Auckland’s first David Jones will be opening at Westfield Newmarket along with a state-of-the art Event Cinemas complex. We also look forward to welcoming back Farmers and Countdown with brand new stores as part of the redevelopment. These brands will be complemented by more than 200 speciality stores that will include a world of fashion, beauty, sporting, technology, adventure, lifestyle, a brand new concept gourmet market and an impressive rooftop dining and entertainment space. As we progress throughout the development, we look forward to sharing more brand names with you will closer to opening.
Q: I am interested in opening a store in the new development. Who can I contact for more information?
A: We are always interested in new concepts and our leasing team would love to hear from you. Please contact us here Newmarketprojectleasing@scentregroup.com and we will put you in touch with the right team member.
Q: Where is the nearest Westfield Centre in Auckland?
A: Westfield St Lukes with an extensive offer is a short distance from Newmarket. For details and a list of stores visit www.westfield.co.nz/stlukes
Q: How can I stay up to date with news about Westfield Newmarket?
A: The best way to hear first-hand about project updates, new store announcements and behind the scenes footage is connecting to our social and digital platforms. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter, and follow us on Facebook.