Chartwell Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located on a 4.22-hectare (10.43-acre) site in the suburb of Chartwell, 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) north of Hamilton, New Zealand. The shopping centre is informally referred to as "Chartwell Square" by many Hamilton residents, as this was its name before The Westfield Group took over ownership.

Chartwell Shopping Centre
LocationChartwell, Hamilton, New Zealand
Coordinates37°45′03″S 175°16′45″E / 37.7508°S 175.2793°E / -37.7508; 175.2793Coordinates: 37°45′03″S 175°16′45″E / 37.7508°S 175.2793°E / -37.7508; 175.2793
Opening date1974
ManagementStride Property Group
OwnerStride Property Group
No. of stores and services129[1]
No. of anchor tenants3; Farmers, Event Cinemas, Countdown[1]
Total retail floor area29,024 m2 (312,412 sq ft)[1]
No. of floors3
Parking~1,000 spaces[1]
The former logo of Chartwell Square

History and developmentEdit

The centre was built in 1974, and underwent a major redevelopment in 1992.[2]

Between 2005 and 2007 Westfield Chartwell underwent a NZ$40 million upgrade. This saw the opening of a Skycity Cinema complex,[3] a new food court with 450 seats, multi-storey car parking for 270 vehicles, and many new stores in place.[4] The grand opening of the refurbished Westfield was scheduled for Thursday, 7 December 2006, but the opening of the Skycity Cinema was delayed until Thursday, 17 May 2007.

In January 2010 Westfield Chartwell committed NZ$33million towards another upgrade, which was completed in October of the same year. This expansion included a new two level Farmers department store and the opening of several new stores.[5]

In November 2015, Stride Property announced they would be purchasing the Chartwell Shopping Centre from Scentre Group. It had agreed to pay $445 million for the Westfield Queensgate shopping centre in Lower Hutt and the Westfield Chartwell shopping centre in Hamilton.[6] The rebrand took effect in August 2016.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Westfield Chartwell | Scentre Group". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Charter for change". Commercial Design Trends. Trends Publishing (NZ). 23 (4). 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  3. ^ Drinnan, John (12 February 2007). "Hoyts thinks big in battle to attract moviegoers". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Westfield Chartwell Extension Opens" (Press release). Westfield Corp. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Shoppers Get More to Discover at Westfield Chartwell" (Press release). Westfield Corp. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. ^ Rutherford, Hamish (27 November 2015). "Westfield malls in Lower Hutt and Hamilton to be rebranded after sale". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  7. ^ "A Fresh Look for Chartwell" (Press release). Stride Property Limited. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.

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