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Opportunity to seize a strategic land holding in Henderson

Opportunity to seize a strategic land holding in Henderson

A large, strategically located, high-density zoned landholding that is less than 1km from Henderson Town Centre and Sturges Road Train Station has come up for sale, providing a rare opportunity for interested parties to secure their next major development site.

The three adjoining properties located at 32, 34 and 38 Swanson Road, Henderson provide a large 5,840sq m flat, developable site with two existing houses. The properties at 32 and 34 Swanson Road provide over 50m of frontage to Swanson Road with excellent access and exposure for future developments.

Colliers’ Site Sales Broker James Appleby, who is marketing the site alongside colleague Connor Glengarry, notes this strategic land holding in a highly sought-after residential catchment that has the highest density zoning available is a highly prized asset to secure.

“The site is favourably zoned for high-density development given the Residential – Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone (THAB) under the Auckland Unitary Plan,” Appleby says.

“THAB is a high-density zone enabling a greater intensity of development than previously provided for in many parts of the region. This zone provides for urban residential living in the form of terrace housing and apartments that are now eyed as a more favourable development option in Auckland due to the level of demand and the well-publicised undersupply.

“The specific purpose of the zone is to make efficient use of land and infrastructure, increase the capacity of housing and ensure that residents have convenient access to services, employment, education facilities, retail and entertainment opportunities, public open space and public transport.

“This is backed by the recently released development guidelines known as the National Policy Statement for Urban Design (NPS-UD) that Auckland Council is adopting and looking to promote to meet population and housing growth requirements in the ‘Super City’.

“Appropriately developable sites within 10 minutes’ walk of metropolitan zoned centres or major public transport hubs have been given the big tick of approval by government and Auckland Council, boosting the site’s appeal further.”

Colliers’ Glengarry notes the property is located in the centre of West Auckland, Henderson and has many strengths that make it attractive to developers and the ultimate end-user – people, either individually or as families.

“Immensely integral to the site’s attractiveness is that it is just minutes away from the Henderson town centre which boasts ample local amenities,” Glengarry says.

“Waitakere Hospital is nearby and there is an extensive range of associated medical facilities along Lincoln Road.

“Multiple schooling options nearby include Henderson North Primary School, Henderson Intermediate, Waitakere College, Liston College and St Dominic’s College.

“Only 20 minutes’ drive to Auckland CBD off-peak, the property also benefits enormously from being a mere 500m to the Sturges Road Train Station, which offers a frequent service to the Auckland’s CBD. The area is also well serviced by buses, which run along the front of the site, connecting Swanson Road to the wider Auckland region.

“Henderson has undergone significant transformation from a residential, commercial and community perspective over recent years and will undoubtedly continue to grow into the future as a key hub of West Auckland.

“Henderson also boasts some excellent cultural, recreational and educational facilities, including Auckland Film Studios, Corban Estate Arts Centre, WestCity Waitakere, Waitakere Mega Centre and West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre.”

The properties are for sale by way of Deadline Private Treaty, closing at 4pm on Thursday 9 September, unless sold prior.

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James Appleby

Broker | Site Sales

Auckland West

James is a broker in Colliers Site Sales team, specialising in the sale of residential and mixed use development sites throughout the greater Auckland area. James’ team are  experts in adding value to sites.

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Connor Glengarry


Auckland West

Connor specialises in the industrial and commercial sales and leasing market focusing on the rapidly developing West Auckland market.

As an emerging Broker he places emphasis on creating and developing long lasting relationships with his clients and always strives to achieve the best possible result for his customers. Personable, a good eye for detail and a professional attitude are all key features Connor brings to brokerage and ensures he adds value to every property transaction he is involved in.

Connor joined the Colliers West Auckland team as an executive assistant in 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. He assisted the West Auckland team for two years before becoming a broker at the start of 2020 and draws on a huge amount of experience running successful campaigns for the West Auckland office.

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