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Lower Hutt’s Queensgate Shopping Centre continues its post-quake transformation

A raft of new high street retailers are opening at Queensgate Shopping Centre in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Among the most-anticipated of the centre’s upcoming openings are H&M and Mecca Maxima, but there’s plenty of others in addition.rn

A raft of new high street retailers are opening at Queensgate Shopping Centre in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Among the most-anticipated of the centre’s upcoming openings are H&M and Mecca Maxima, but there’s plenty of others in addition.

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Stride Investment Management Limited, managers of Queensgate Shopping Centre, has announced a full calendar of retail store openings at the centre for the latter end of 2017.

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Roy Stansfield, Stride’s general manager for shopping centres, says the arrival of the range of stores heralds a new era for Queensgate, which has undergone significant refurbishment following the earthquake late last year. It partially closed a year ago, and re-opened in March after six months of construction and demolition work.

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“We’re already looking forward to the much-anticipated arrival of clothing retailer H&M on Thursday, 26 October, so to have these new stores joining the centre in the coming months promises an exciting shopping experience for Queensgate customers in the lead up to Christmas,” says Stansfield.

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Queensgate’s new stores are:

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  • Australian cosmetics and skincare retailer Mecca Maxima will open its fourth New Zealand store at the centre in November.
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  • Australian apparel retailer Seed Heritage will open its first full-concept store stocking newborn, baby, child and womenswear in November.
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  • New Zealand outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Macpac will open at Queensgate by the end of 2017.
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  • American footwear retailer Skechers is due to open within the coming months, also.
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“Alongside these exciting new stores, we are also happy to announce that existing Queensgate stores Amazon, Merchant and Decjuba will be opening new concept stores before Christmas,” says Stansfield.

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Health 2000, Glassons and Hallensteins are also upgrading existing stores. Stansfield says recent store openings at Queensgate include Hannahs, Portmans, Boost Juice, Bed Bath N Table, and Bed Bath and Beyond Homestore.

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