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New Hawke’s Bay retail hub proving popular

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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.

Ash Hames, Commercial Broker at Colliers Hawke’s Bay, says the site appeals to a wide variety of retailers and wholesalers.

“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.”

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Ash Hames


Hawke's Bay (Commercial)

Ash is a Sales and Leasing broker in Colliers International’s Hawke’s Bay team. The team operates across the entire region which Ash has full coverage of with a focus on Napier and Central Hawke’s Bay providing solutions to owners, investors, developers, owner-occupiers and tenants. Ash works closely with clients across the retail, government, manufacturing, logistics and office sectors leveraging off the industry knowledge gained from his banking and commercial property career. Ash prides himself on his professional work ethic and will work hard for the clients that he represents, ensuring their best interests are looked after first and foremost. His ability to think outside the box and his approachable demeanour are why he has a fast growing and repeat client base.

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Rob Nankervis


Hawke's Bay (Commercial)

Rob has a solid foundation of real estate experience, having spent the past twenty years in the industry.

With a Business Diploma endorsed in property management and valuation from Massey University, Rob applies his extensive rural, residential and industrial real estate experience to his role as a broker at Colliers Central Region.

Rob joined Colliers in 2011, specialising in industrial and commercial sales and leasing. His background has prepared him well for industrial real estate, having had business and senior management experience in addition to his previous roles in real estate. Over the years he has gone about his business, building up extensive networks across the Bay and establishing key relationships in the industry.  

Rob has a huge knowledge base around the industrial, agriculture and horticultural markets and as a result of this, has a clear understanding of his vendor’s needs and wants.

A successful broker in every right, Rob adds a great dynamic to the Colliers Hawke’s Bay Team.

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