Woolworths Group says it will open a large Big W store alongside its refurbished Woolworths supermarket at Sydney’s Town Hall later this year
The group has invested more than $10 million in the new store, hoping to help reinvigorate the city’s CBD as Covid restrictions ease.
With the two brands under one roof, city residents and commuters can pick up a broad range of products along with grocery essentials on the go.
“By bringing together Woolworths and Big W in the one location we can improve the local shopping experience for our customers while driving more activity in Sydney’s Town Hall precinct,” said Woolworths Supermarkets MD, Natalie Davis.
City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Woolworths’ Town Hall expansion is a positive step and a “real vote of confidence” in helping the CBD rebound.
“We’re already seeing an upswing of activity as workers begin to return to city centre offices and a release in pent-up demand to be back in town among friends and colleagues, enjoying everything the city has to offer,” he said.
Big W MD Pejman Okhovat said that the Town Hall location will offer great value for city dwellers and workers.
The refurbished setting in the lower level of the Town Hall building will include 150 new gourmet lines, rubs and dressings, an indigenous range, lunch and dinner inspirations, premium sushi offerings and more. To control traffic, reconfigured check-out and wider entrances will help customers move in and out of the store.
Construction is expected to be completed mid-year.