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Opportunity to take pole position at Pilkington Park

Opportunity to take pole position at Pilkington Park

At a time when Auckland’s overall industrial vacancy rate remains near record lows, premier grade, modern industrial warehouse and office space at the master-planned transformation of the former Pernod Ricard site has become available to lease.

Wyborn Capital who purchased the site last year through Colliers have plans to masterfully pivot the 7.35ha industrial site at 169-171 Pilkington Road into a high-profile industrial hub, which has been dubbed Pilkington Park.

Andrew Reed, General Manager at Wyborn Capital, notes that the plan is to “reposition the property into a market-leading industrial business park accommodating businesses with various requirements.”

Now that much of the preparation to execute the vision is in place, the team at Wyborn Capital are looking for occupiers to come and take pole position on the high-profile southern corner premises on the site known as Pilkington Park A.

Hamish West, Industrial Director at Colliers, who is marketing the property with colleagues Brad Johnston and Greg Goldfinch, notes that Pilkington A is an exceptionally appointed premises that is going to be highly attractive to a wide variety of users from the flourishing industrial sector.

“Area A provides 6,347 square metres of modern warehousing space, with a stud height of 9.8 metres and access via five roller doors. There is a large 1,776 square metre drive through canopy with ease of access through the well-appointed entry and exit space.

“Adding to the attractiveness of the opportunity to lease the warehouse space is the appropriately sized, 560 square metres of office accommodation split over two levels as well as proposed new cafeteria facilities.

“Equipped with easy access, a large container drop-off area, unloading zones and storage, moving around the Park is a breeze.

“And, with existing racking already in place, this space is ready to go,” says West.

Brad Johnston, Industrial Director at Colliers notes the Park’s surrounds make this a compelling option for occupiers.

“Pilkington Park will offer solutions for a number of warehouse, storage and distribution users that understand the benefits for their business and their staff of being set amongst thriving surrounds.

“While the building functionality, access and manoeuvrability across Pilkington Park can be considered first-class, it is the additional amenity at the Park and in the surrounding area that makes Pilkington Park A a significant drawcard for occupiers.

“Pilkington Park offers workers an onsite café, childcare centre and ample onsite staff amenities.

“There will be a fully-secured site with 24-hour access control and state-of-the-art security systems. A dedicated Property Manager will provide additional support for the day-to-day operations as well.

Greg Goldfinch, Industrial National Director at Colliers, says not only is position a fundamental benefit, location is key to the premises appeal.

“The site is superbly positioned within one of Auckland’s most significant growth nodes, only 13km from the CBD.

“It is within a catchment area that has undergone significant development in recent years, including the master-planned Stonefields residential community and the expanding Lunn Avenue retail precinct.

“Strategically located in the heart of the Tāmaki Regeneration Precinct, Pilkington Park is nestled within one of Auckland’s major growth centres undergoing significant transformation with residents expected to grow from 18,000 to 60,000 by 2043.

“This is an industrial hub with exceptional proximity to roading links, public transport, the airport and Auckland CBD, it’s the opportune location to operate a business from.

“The recently completed AMETI roading development links neighbouring Panmure with the Mt Wellington Highway and creates excellent access to one of our cities most affluent areas, Eastern Bays.

“Panmure and Glen Innes Train Stations provide public transport for the new occupier’s workforce within strolling distance, while a 11km shared cycleway and pedestrian loop will be operating in the next three to five years.

West says the industrial sector’s long-term strength and resilience over the past year from a thriving industry boosted by many essential services, logistics and construction likely means the premier space for lease at Pilkington Park will be keenly sought after.

“Vacancy remains low, future supply is limited, and developable land is scarce. All of these factors mean we are likely to see a buoyant industrial leasing market well into the future.

“Occupiers who are ready to benefit from Pilkington Park will need to move quickly to secure their position”.

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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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Brad Johnston

Director | Industrial

Auckland South

Brad joined Colliers International in early 2005, specialising in the selling and leasing of industrial property and land at Auckland International Airport and its surrounding areas.  He quickly formed relationships with Goodman, an Australian-based listed trust, Auckland International Airport Limited and numerous other high profile developers, owners and major users.

Brad is consistently a top performer in the Colliers Industrial Team and is a senior broker. Brad has worked for numerous corporations implementing their property strategies. Most notably Downer NZ. He has also completed sales transactions for Z Energy, Plumbing World and McDonalds Restaurants.

Brad has leased more space in the Airport industrial precinct than any other commercial agent. 

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Greg Goldfinch

National Director | Industrial

Auckland South

Greg specialises in the mid to upper end of the Industrial sale and leasing markets. He joined Colliers International in 2004, coming from a policing background. He quickly established strong relationships within the industrial market and has worked exclusively for the likes of Fisher & Paykel, The Warehouse, Freedom Furniture, Fletchers, NZ Police, NZ Guardian Trust, Goodyear Dunlop NZ Ltd and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.

Greg has been the lead broker on nearly all of the largest transactions in the industrial property market over the last ten years. Greg has completed three of the largest industrial sales ever in the New Zealand market. He is a regular top 10 broker for Colliers across NZ having transacted in excess of $6billion worth of industrial real estate in his time with Colliers.

In 2013, 2019 and 2020 Greg was awarded the Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year Award by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and was runner up in 2018. Greg was Colliers International’s top salesperson in New Zealand across all sectors in In 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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