Woolworths Group is investing more than $10 million to open a new Big W store alongside a renewed Woolworths supermarket offering in Sydney’s Town Hall by mid-2022.

The new Big W store will be the only discount department store in Sydney’s CBD and is expected to create dozens of new retail jobs in the precinct.

The development will mean city commuters and locals can pick up a range of general merchandise products, as well as fresh food and grocery essentials in one place.

Located on level one of the Town Hall building, the smaller format Big W store will incorporate more than 1,100 square metres of retail space to offer gifts, books, general merchandise and more.

Big W managing director, Pejman Okhovat said, “We are excited to be part of the renewal of the group’s Town Hall location that will deliver great value for city dwellers and commuters. A carefully curated range for customers means that the new store will be the ultimate one stop shop.”

Woolworths managing director, Natalie Davis said, “We’re pleased to be backing the recovery of the CBD through further investment in retail in the Town Hall building. 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.”