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A site to behold - Large 1.6ha industrial site with vacant premises in Manukau up for grabs

A site to behold  Large 16ha industrial site with vacant premises in Manukau up for grabs

A large, vacant site in the heart of Manukau’s industrial precinct with a highly functional premises is expected to be keenly sought-after and appeal to a wide range of owner-occupiers, add-value investors or developers given the attractive features the offering provides.

The freehold site at 17 Ryan Place spans some 16,488sq m with the current premises providing a low coverage of 2,647 sq m, comprising a 2,129sq m medium stud warehouse, 157sq m office and 130sq m canopy.

Colliers has been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale by deadline for offers closing at 4pm, Wednesday 18 August, unless sold prior.

Paul Higgins, Director of Industrial at Colliers, says vacant industrial sites of this size rarely come on to the open market in such a sensational spot.

“This high-profile expansive site boasts a great warehouse facility and should appeal to owner-occupiers, investors or developers that are looking to add to their portfolio,” Higgins says.

“The medium stud warehouse is equipped with multiple roller doors and an adjoining single level office space.

“The remainder of the site is a predominantly sealed yard that is entirely fenced and secured, making it suitable for container devanning and storage. This presents a wide range of business opportunities for the future.

“The property has ample onsite car parking, which only adds further appeal.”

Hamish West, Director of Industrial at Colliers, says Wiri and Manukau is fast becoming the most sought-after industrial and commercial area in Auckland.

“Many leading companies now choose to call Manukau their home with a healthy mixture of large format retail, traditional retail, and industrial operators in place leading to a wide range of businesses that offer a number of amenities for occupiers and staff to take advantage of,” West says.

“Developable and vacant land in the region is becoming increasingly scarce, which provides the new owners with a truly exceptional opportunity – it’s a site to behold.”

Ryan Place is located close to the busy intersection of Great South Road and Cavendish Drive, just a stone’s throw from the Te Irirangi Drive motorway on-ramps.

Mitch Broderson, Associate Director of Industrial at Colliers, says the location presents several benefits.

“This popular central Manukau spot is well-served by both its easy accessibility and the number of popular amenities nearby,” Broderson says.

“The recent extension to State Highway 20 gives access to the wider Auckland region, with travel times to Auckland Airport considerably shortened.

“The site is near the local Westfield shopping centre and the surrounding ancillary retail provides an abundance of local amenities.”

The location is zoned for Business – Light Industry under the Auckland Unitary Plan, which anticipates industrial activities that do not generate objectionable odour, dust, or noise.

This includes manufacturing, production, logistics, storage, transport, and distribution activities. The anticipated level of amenity is lower than the centres zones, Business – General Business Zone and Business – Mixed Use Zone. Due to the industrial nature of the zone, activities sensitive to air discharges are generally not provided for.

Given the appealing combination of location, site size, and vacant possession of a highly functional building, Higgins anticipates this property will generate strong interest from a range of parties.

“We expect to hear from people from throughout the country for what looms as an attractive asset. We recommend prospective purchasers undertake due diligence as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”


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Paul Higgins

Director | Industrial

Auckland South

Paul joined Colliers in 2005 working in Auckland's industrial team specialising in the mid to upper end sales and leasing market. Paul has also spent a couple of years working for Colliers in the Central and Eastern Europe market where he was Director of Poland's Krakow office. In 2010 Paul returned to Auckland to again work in Auckland's industrial market.

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Hamish West

Director | Industrial

Auckland South

With more than twelve years of experience in the commercial and industrial property sector, Hamish has been involved in a significant number of industrial property projects in Auckland and across New Zealand. During this time he has been responsible for the sale of more than $1.4B worth of industrial assets, in addition to providing leasing and design build solutions totalling more than 660,000m² for a range of major local & international occupiers.

Career Success

Hamish has proven to be a consistent and highly effective broker and in 2012 & 2015 was awarded with the Colliers National MVP Award for Brokerage Excellence, and 2015 saw him achieve the ranking of 6th highest revenue earner in Colliers nationally.

Market Specialisation

Hamish specialises in the sale and leasing of high value assets in the South Auckland Property market and has been involved in many projects including:

  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Tenanted Investment sales
  • Receivership sales
  • Vacant possession sales
  • Development property sales
  • Land sales
  • Vacant building leasing
  • Design build leasing
  • Tenant property sourcing
  • Purchaser property sourcing

Hamish has done a significant portion of his work with both private clients and corporate clients including Goodman, PFI, Broadway Developments, Southborne Holdings, Stride, Kiwi Income, Auckland Airport, Norak Properties, JKGL Group, Samson Corporation, Southpark Corporation, Quadrant, Location Group, Argosy, Windward Properties, and Depot Investments to name a few.

Recent occupiers include Bunnings, GPC (Repco), GUD, Ricoh, Ideal Electrical, Crown, Sirva, Wedderburn, GEA Process Engineering, Delmaine, Siemens, Hydraulink, Verifone, Sistema, Tyco, Bunnings, Fletchers, PMA Global, Compac Sorting Equipment, and many other SME businesses.

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Mitch Broderson

Associate Director | Industrial

Auckland South

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