- Will be built at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in Brisbane's western suburbs
- AMP Capital signed the deal with Eagers Automotive
- Set to open in December 2021
Brisbane’s Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s investors, managed by AMP Capital, have signed an agreement with Eagers Automotive to establish the unique new concept inside the shopping centre itself.
Expected to open in December 2021, the AutoMall West will be the first time the unique concept has been available at an Australian shopping centre.
The AutoMall is designed in response to customers feedback who are seeking new shopping experiences, in particular those who want a broader mix of services and stores that are convenient.
It will feature multiple car brands in a purpose-built facility that will also be a destination for not just new and used vehicles but also for servicing and maintenance.
The showroom – designed by Sydney-based Public Design Group – will be 2400sqm and located in the shopping centre proper where it will blend with the surrounding shops along with a children’s playground.
Macro Ettorre, AMP Capital’s Head of Retail and Investments – Real Estate, is confident the new concept will appeal to eager customers seeking a different vehicle-purchasing experience.
“We are excited to partner with Eagers Automotive in this exciting new retail format and first within Australia. This partnership is a coming together of the future of car sales and the future of retail,” says Mr Ettorre.
“The AutoMall West at Indooroopilly is just one of the new exciting usages that we are creating that customers will come to expect in the shopping centre of the future.”
Keith Thornton, Eagers Automotive COO, says the AutoMall will complement the AutoMall BNE which is currently being built next to Brisbane Airport and is confident the new concept is modernising their offering.
“We know that what customers are looking for in a car shopping experience has changed. By bringing our car sales operation into the familiarity of a shopping centre environment, we’re simply modernising our offering. It’s an Australian first that we couldn’t be more excited about,” says Mr Thornton.
To emphasise convenience, the AutoMall West will feature a ‘Quick Service’ facility which will enable customers to drop-off and pick-up their vehicles for servicing within the car park.
And no, unfortunately for several reasons you cannot do a test drive through the shopping centre.
But VIP delivery bays in the car park will feature vehicles that can be used for test drives which customers can order.