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Development partner appointed for Karrinyup apartments
Investment management
23 July 2019

AMP Capital has selected leading multi-residential developer Blackburne to develop 94 high-end residential apartments on the east side of Karrinyup Shopping Centre which is undergoing an $800 million development.

The east residences, which will comprise a range of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and penthouses, will be a fitting addition to the circa 109,000 square metres of premium retail, food and entertainment that Karrinyup Shopping Centre will offer on completion.

AMP Capital’s WA Divisional Development Manager Shopping Centres, Scott Nugent, said mixed-use development is a trend that is being embraced both locally and nationally.

“By combining shopping, dining, entertainment and living, we’ll be creating a lively community hub where people can meet, relax, shop, dine or enjoy unique experiences close to their own home. Retailers will also benefit from having residents right on their doorstep, contributing to the vibrancy of the centre beyond 5pm.”

“Blackburne has a proven track record when it comes to the quality of their product, ability to provide bespoke design and their numerous award-winning projects. We are looking forward to working with them to deliver high-quality apartments that will complement the new Karrinyup,” Mr Nugent said.

Located just 12 kilometres north of Perth, Karrinyup Shopping Centre is situated in a well-established area, which includes many of Perth’s most prestigious suburbs.

Blackburne Founder and Managing Director Paul Blackburne said the project presented a unique opportunity to create larger, higher-end residences in a premium location.

“Located on the east side of Karrinyup Shopping Centre, the elevated site provides incredible views over Lake Gwelup, surrounding parklands and the city skyline.

“By combining shopping, dining, entertainment and living, we’re presenting buyers with a level of convenience and connectivity that has not previously been seen before in Perth,” Mr Blackburne said.

Blackburne is planning to launch the east residential apartments for sale later in 2019, with construction set to commence towards the end of 2020 and practical completion targeted for mid-2022.

About the Development

Located just 12 kilometres north of Perth, Karrinyup Shopping Centre is situated in a well-established area, which includes many of Perth’s most prestigious suburbs.

On completion of the development, the centre will have over 109,000 square metres of premium retail space including a number of new large-format international retailers, high-quality fashion retailers and an exciting food and entertainment offering.

The development of Karrinyup will boost the Western Australian economy through the creation of 2,500 jobs during construction and will provide sustainable long-term employment opportunities for the next generation, with a further 2,500 jobs created in retail sales, support and management.

Karrinyup Shopping Centre is managed by AMP Capital on behalf of its owner UniSuper. The development commenced in November last year and is on track for completion in late 2021. 

About AMP Capital Real Estate

AMP Capital is one of the largest direct real estate fund managers in the Asia-Pacific1 with more than $28 billion2 in assets under management on behalf of global investors. We are also one of the most experienced, with our heritage in real estate investment, development and management spanning over 50 years and many investment cycles, starting with Australia’s first skyscraper which opened in 1962.

AMP Capital’s extensive global network and integrated management model allows its 600-strong team of real estate professionals to realise true value for clients through the investment management, property management and development of a portfolio of some of the most iconic shopping centres, office buildings and industrial estates across Australia and New Zealand.

1. Source: ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2018
2. As at 31 December 2018. This includes AMP Capital’s 24.9 percent share of PCCP’s NAV, equivalent to A$1.5b as at 30 Sep 2018

About Blackburne

The Blackburne name has been synonymous with the Perth property industry for many years. Since the inception in 2003, Blackburne has had a passion for property. It’s at the heart of everything we do.  The developments we create benefit from our property obsession, and so do our many clients. They know that from the ground up, every detail of their new apartment has been designed to deliver an exceptional lifestyle experience, all backed by a professional team delivering integrated property services, including: property management, strata management, investments, commercial and residential sales and mortgage broking.

We are the leaders in high-end luxury apartments in Perth. To date, Blackburne has designed, built and marketed over 1,000 apartments in and around Perth, including:

  • Aria - Swanbourne
  • Oracle – Perth
  • The Cove – Minim Cove
  • Enclave – East Perth
  • Azure – Rockingham
  • Essence – Claremont
  • Marina East – Ascot 

Pictured, top: High-end east residential apartments at Karrinyup Shopping Centre (Artist's impression).