A new dining terrace, together with extra floor space to accommodate “a major anchor tenant”, have been added to redevelopment plans for Caringbah Home centre.
Approval was given in late 2016 for a major upgrade of Sutherland Shire’s largest bulky goods retail centre, previously known as Caringbah Homemaker.
The centre includes stores such as Harvey Norman, Freedom, Fantastic Furniture and JB Hi-Fi.
An extra floor will be added and the centre will also expand outwards to the corner of Willarong Road and Koonya Circuit, taking in two properties, including one occupied by Taren Point Swim School.
This will provide a new frontage and main pedestrian entrance opposite the new Bunnings warehouse.
Property owner Adventus said in a modification application (MA), since receiving DA approval, it had been working towards design refinement with the key anchor tenants..
The company said discussions sought agreement on “tenancy layout that is commercially attractive, less impactful from a construction and trading perspective, and generally more functional in terms of operating requirements”.
“This will result in a reduction of bulk and scale of the development on this frontage and enhance amenity for customers,” the MA said.
Proposed changes on the first floor include a new “alfresco dining / terrace, looking out over Taren Point Road.
On the second floor, it is is proposed to increase gross floor space by 1093 square metres “to accommodate a major anchor tenant on this level”.
“The revised configuration of the centre has been designed within an approach to be more customer friendly for visitors,” the MA said.
“In order to deliver this, a range of modifications are required to the built form, layout, car parking, and landscaping.”
Sydney South Planning Panel will determine the MA after assessment by Sutherland Shire Council.