Gallagher Jeffs was engaged to investigate and develop several redevelopment scenarios for the Jindalee Homemaker City centre including:
- Redevelop as a retail shopping centre
- Redevelop to include supermarket and some specialties
- Redevelop as an expanded homemaker centre.
After investigations of the surrounding competition and a commercial assessment of the redevelopment scenarios, the expanded homemaker centre option was decided, with a view to securing a major electrical retailer. In addition, the redevelopment needed to deliver better integration of the centre through road connectivity.
Gallagher Jeffs produced three reconfiguration strategies, complete with design concepts and cost modelling. This enabled the GPT Group to make a sound decision on whether to redevelop the site and whether the approved concept could then be developed to allow a design and construct tender to be undertaken.