6 May 2013

Make Skygate part of your everyday

Skygate is the new name for convenience for shopping, business and leisure. The current home of favourite brands and retailers, including DFO and Woolworths, Airport Village has evolved into something new … Skygate.
Make Skygate part of your everyday

Skygate is the new name for convenience for shopping, business and leisure.

The current home of favourite brands and retailers, including DFO and Woolworths, Airport Village has evolved into something new … Skygate.

A butterfly spreading its wings is the inspiration behind renaming the prominent retail and commercial precinct located just off Airport Drive.

General Manager BNE Property Renaye Peters said the precinct has transcended its initial role as a shopping centre for airport workers and travellers.

“We have a bold vision for the precinct to become a unique lifestyle destination and the new name is befitting this vision,” she said.

As well as more than 130 retail and dining options, the precinct is already home to the Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel and a number of office buildings.

Skygate’s potential as a commercial hub is being realised, with a recent call for Expressions of Interest for a new commercial office building next to the Novotel Hotel.

“It’s a great business address that’s not only so close to the terminals but just 8km from the city,” Ms Peters said. “Combine that with Woolworths, a medical centre, childcare centre, dining, retail and green space, and you’ve got a place where workers enjoy coming every day.”

The property developments at Skygate embody the precinct’s vision as a vibrant centre for commerce and recreation under the recently released Property Development Master Plan. Hosting free events is also key to realising this vision and connecting with the local community.

As well as playing host to the recent Australian premiere of Cavalia, the precinct has an exciting calendar of its own free events including outdoor art festival Art with Altitude, celebrity Christmas cooking events and children’s entertainment.

Ms Peters said the free events are proving popular with local families looking for a convenient place to shop, relax and enjoy.

“We see the precinct growing with Brisbane, as a lifestyle destination for Brisbane’s north side that complements the city,” she said.

“We are excited to see how Skygate can contribute to the city’s cultural growth as it spreads its wings into an exciting destination at the gateway to Brisbane.”

Find out more at http://www.skygate.com.au

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