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Huge development potential on offer in fast-growing Hobsonville

Huge development potential on offer in fastgrowing Hobsonville

A large, strategically located landholding that could be developed for a range of uses in the high-growth suburb of Hobsonville will provide buyers with a unique opportunity to plan their next major project.

The flat 7,758sq m of freehold land at 120C Hobsonville Road in Hobsonville offers dual street frontage and is zoned for Business – Mixed Use under the Auckland Unitary Plan. This designation allows for residential activity as well as predominantly smaller scale commercial activity.

The site is located near a recently opened New World supermarket and supplementary retail complex, while both State Highway 16 and 18 are accessible within minutes, making this one of the most sought-after development locations in West Auckland.

Colliers Directors Craig Smith and Josh Coburn have been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale and are taking expressions of interest with a closing date of Wednesday 15 September, unless sold prior.

Coburn, Site Sales Director at Colliers, says this property will pique the interest of developers and investors who will be able to leverage the tremendous success of the adjacent development.

“The property presents as a vacant, flat and regular shaped parcel of land with access to required services at the boundary,” Coburn says.

“The site offers dual frontages with the longest boundary being approximately 130m. The land lies in a north-east/south-west orientation with prominent exposure to passing vehicles on State Highway 18.

“The Business – Mixed Use zoning means the buyer will have a wide range of options for future development.”

Smith, Site Sales Associate Director at Colliers, says this site is located in an area that is projected to experience huge growth in the coming years through continued commercial investment.

“Hobsonville has been heavily developed with 4,500 new homes, 11 cafés, restaurants and bars, shops, two brand new schools - Hobsonville Point Primary School and Hobsonville Point Secondary School - plus five childcare centres along Hobsonville Road,” Smith says.

“Hobsonville Point is well-served by buses and a commuter ferry to downtown Auckland, as well as enjoying close access to both State Highway 16 and State Highway 18.”

Hobsonville Point is a 167ha former New Zealand Defence Force site, which, on completion, will be home to more than 10,000 residents. It is currently being developed as a new suburb under the stewardship of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. It is seen by many as one of New Zealand’s most successful master-planned communities.

The urban sprawl through the development in greater West Auckland has seen extensive upgrades completed on the Northwestern Motorway, which has resulted in State Highway 18 linking with State Highway 1.

From Hobsonville, off-peak travel allows commuters to reach Auckland’s CBD in approximately 22 minutes or Auckland Airport in 26 minutes.

Smith says the expansion of Hobsonville, and its surrounding suburbs, has made it a highly desirable location.

“Nearby Westgate provides a new urban town centre that has been developed with Stage 2 of the NorthWest Shopping Centre opening in September 2016. Westgate also provides bulk retail giants Briscoes, Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings with Costco currently under construction. It is also home to the Westgate Bus Terminal that links with the rest of Auckland.”

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Craig Smith

Associate Director | Investment Sales

Auckland West

Craig is a member of the West Auckland Investment Sales team. He specialises in the acquisition and disposal of office, retail, industrial and land assets.

Craig brings with him a strong talent for building rewarding and trusting relationships with his clients and property investors. It is this talent that allows Craig to foster exceptional relationships within the Auckland property market.

Craig joined Colliers in 2015 with five years agency experience in the West Auckland market where he worked as a broker for a large international agency. He relishes the opportunity to build on his past results and to continue his professional service to all of his clients.

Since beginning with Colliers, Craig has continued to exceed his clients expectations with his attention to detail, unrivalled local knowledge and relentless competitive spirit. With these key attributes, Craig has quickly established himself as one of the leading brokers of Colliers West Auckland.

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Josh Coburn

Director | Site Sales

Auckland West

Tenacious, personable and driven, Josh Coburn draws on 16 years' experience in New Zealand's property sector in his role as Director of Site Sales at Colliers International. His key focus and passion are delivering quality development opportunities to the market and acting as a partner in the development process to see projects come to fruition.

Futhermore, Josh is the General Manager of Collier's West Auckland Business, overseeing 5 brokers in a rapidly emerging Metropolitan market.

Josh re-joined Colliers International in 2015 after four years working as the Development Manager for Haydn & Rollett Construction - a role in which he focused on development of commercial and industrial properties joint ventures, and commercial-scale residential opportunities.

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