About Caddens Corner
Construction is underway on Caddens Corner, a new neighbourhood shopping destination for Penrith City. The four-hectare site owned by Western Sydney University, located on O’Connell Street, Caddens is accessible from the Great Western Highway, the M4 and is close to Werrington Train Station.
The Caddens Corner project is part of the Western Growth strategy, reshaping the University’s campus network, and allowing the University to maximise its investment in the core university activities of teaching, engagement and research. This project also encompasses the University’s commitment to the communities of Western Sydney, particularly in the face of significant population growth.
Due to open in spring 2020, Caddens Corner will include around 9,000 sqm retail space with:
- A full-line Woolworths Supermarket and BWS liquor store
- Around 5,000 sqm of specialty retail/food outlets
- Food and dining precinct, childcare centre, medical centre and gym
- Carpark with more than 500 spaces and an EV electric vehicle charging facility
The design incorporates natural ventilation, allows for rainwater to be harvested to maintain landscaping and includes solar powered lighting in the carpark. The carpark will also include four charging stations for electric vehicles and bike storage, change and shower facilities for cyclists. In addition, Caddens Corner's sustainable, 5-Star Green Star – Design & As Built credentials mean the new shopping centre will meet the needs of the growing community.
“The Caddens Corner neighbourhood shopping centre forms part of our broader Penrith campus master plan and Werrington redevelopment. Our Penrith campus is set to become a cornerstone of the Penrith Health and Education Precinct – a place where people can live, learn and work in a community with connectivity, facilities for industry and retail, open space, and a high level of amenity,”
– Peter Pickering, Vice-President, Finance and Resources at Western Sydney University