Hawke’s Bay’s new premier trade and retail hub remains on track to open its doors in July with tenants starting to line up and commit to this sought-after site.
The Crossing, which is being developed on a 1.9ha site in Onekawa, will feature up to 16 retail units and is located at 170-180 Taradale Road, only 4km from Napier’s CBD.
Block C is expected to be unveiled in July with Blocks A and B to follow in September. Intersection work on Taradale Road has largely been completed with the installation of traffic signals, which will be followed by the entry roads into the site.
Groundwork is close to completion with structural steel and flooring installed in Block C while the tilt slab walls have also been put in as the development continues to take shape.
Colliers has been exclusively appointed to market units at The Crossing for lease off the plans.
“We have secured several tenants for this new development who are excited to be part of this exciting location that will be highly appealing for Hawke’s Bay locals and visitors to the area,” Hames says.
“Two well-known national furniture retailers have agreed terms and can see the benefits this site provides by opening their first Hawke’s Bay stores here.
“With nearly 200 car parks, customers will love the easy access to this site that will provide a great shopping location in this growing region.”
Hames says The Crossing will be a high-quality development, with extensive use of precast panels and other durable materials.
“Each unit will have automatic entry doors to the front covered by pedestrian verandas, along with multiple shared car parks right outside.
“Service access is provided to the rear of each unit by way of a motorised roller door, while high studs provide great storage options.
“Air conditioning is provided to front of house and staff amenity areas, while hi-bay LED lighting is included in the base-build.
“The Crossing represents an unbeatable opportunity to secure a quality, brand-new premises with all the benefits of a prime location, plus the chance to capitalise on a complementary mix of neighbouring businesses.”
Rob Nankervis, Commercial Broker at Colliers Hawke’s Bay, says units ranging in size from 271sq m to 883sq m are still available.
“There is some flexibility in the size of the units for each building, which means in the early stages of development you could create a tenancy area to suit your needs, but we need to be having these conversations soon, so we encourage prospective tenants to reach out to us immediately,” Nankervis says.
“The Crossing will suit a multitude of trade retail activities, including automotive supplies, home furnishings, kitchens and bathrooms, spas and pools, outdoor lifestyle and recreation, hunting and fishing, and building and safety supplies.
“Vet Services Hawke’s Bay are also confirmed as a tenant, while other possibilities could include a gym or children’s entertainment business. The hospitality tenancy would suit a cafe or bistro.”
Nankervis says The Crossing is strategically located to benefit from a large customer catchment.
“The Crossing is situated on the edge of the established Onekawa industrial area, a short drive south-west of Napier’s CBD.
“As Napier’s main industrial estate, the suburb is highly sought-after by tenants due to its excellent access and proximity to major residential areas.
“Onekawa has developed steadily over the years and is now home to a number of office and retail users, in addition to an established mix of small to large industrial occupiers.
“Taradale Road itself has long been a hub of trade retail, light industrial, and logistics activity given its proximity to the CBD, airport and Port of Napier.
“The Crossing is well located adjacent to the expressway, providing excellent exposure to more than 18,000 vehicles passing each day.”