$180m Castle Towers development opens

By Nick Hall | 12 Dec 2019 View comments

A new $180m retail destination is causing a stir in Sydney’s outer suburbs, with the launch of the new Castle Towers development.

Late last week, stage one of the massive Castle Towers redevelopment project opened to the public, ushering in a new era for the Castle Hills district.

The $180 million lifestyle hub delivered 53 new stores, introducing more than 20 new retailers to the mix, making life more convenient for the centre’s 50,000 daily visitors.

“Recognising and responding to the evolving needs of the Hills district, the new lifestyle hub will offer a best in class selection of brands for our loyal and trusting customers across food and dining, homewares, tech and services, with an improved offering of everyday retail,” centre manager Eddie Paynter said.

The Castle Towers experience

Designed to streamline the everyday shopping experience, stage one of the Castle Towers development also makes use of the area’s vibrant local culture. Green and garden focused offerings such as Gro Urban Oasis and Flower Train headlined the launch, with big name retailers such as Uniqlo to follow later this month.

Paynter said the evolving needs of retail customers is driving the new initiative, which is expected to draw significant foot-traffic thanks to its proximity to public transport.

“The underground pedestrian tunnel that connects the new lifestyle destination to the Castle Hill metro station and bus interchange will make it easier for shoppers to access the centre, creating a new level of convenience and accessibility for the community,” he said.

On the food side of the equation, the $180m Castle Towers development also features a bustling new fresh-food and dining precinct.

Design experts Luchetti Krelle carefully created an immersive dining experience with a cocoon-like centralised spaces, giving shoppers a sense of calm and comfort.

“Our new fresh food precinct will be a destination for the community to shop, taste and interact with each other while the variety of shared seating options that extend beyond the food court will encourage the local community to gather,” Paynter said.

“We’re on the doorstep of an array of impressive farms in the Hawkesbury Valley, so residents of the Hills are passionate about fresh produce and entertaining family and friends.”