Almost 1ha of lettable space available on Rothwell Ave, North Harbour
The largest industrial building available for lease on Auckland’s North Shore is ideal for a wide range of occupants from education providers to distributors, the agents marketing the property say.
Formerly occupied by Unitec, the 9,719.8sq m office and warehouse at 10-12 Rothwell Ave, North Harbour, is being jointly marketed for lease by Colliers International.
Colliers International North Shore Director Jimmy O’Brien says it is an outstanding opportunity to occupy a large, highly flexible industrial building in a great location.
“This well-maintained, modern building boasts a high stud warehouse with multiple access points through ground level and cart dock roller doors,” he says.
“A versatile layout means the building can be easily split, making it ideal for either one large occupant or two smaller tenancies.
“The property boasts excellent amenities, including dual street access and 131 on-site car parks.
“This is an unmissable opportunity to occupy part or all of the largest industrial building available on the North Shore right now.”
Colliers International North Shore Director Matt Prentice says the property is zoned Light Industry under the Auckland Unitary Plan, with educational uses among the permitted activities.
“With its good mix of office and warehouse space, the building would suit a wide range of activities including education, manufacturing, logistics and distribution,” he says.
“Previous occupants have included tertiary education provider Unitec and electronics distributor Monaco Corporation.”
Prentice says the building is exceptionally well located close to both the Northern Motorway and the new Western Ring Route.
“The property is in the heart of the established North Harbour Industrial Estate, on the western side of the Northern Motorway, within the wider Albany industrial precinct,” he says.
“The area is home to many of New Zealand’s biggest and best-known companies, with nearby occupants including Sealegs International, Fujifilm, Electrix and many others.”
Located on a 1.43ha site, the standalone building offers 5,910sq m of warehouse and a further 3,809.8sq m of office and amenities.
Colliers International North Shore Broker Ryan de Zwart says the building offers two high-stud warehouses separated by a central full-height concrete wall.
“This enables the property to be easily subdivided into two functional, high-quality warehouse tenancies,” he says.
“Each warehouse provides a minimum stud height of 6.5m to the portal knee, rising to 7.5m at the apex of the roofline. Each has a single row of internal columns, providing reasonable internal space.”
The warehouse at the north of the site offers 2,981sq m of high-stud space, plus a 50sq m warehouse office.
Access is via two roller doors that are protected from the elements by a cantilevered canopy. An extension to the rear provides two dock levellers.
The warehouse at the south of the site provides 2,698sq m of high-stud space and 231sq m of low-stud pace. Access is via two roller doors under a cantilevered canopy.
De Zwart says the office, showroom and amenities are located at the front of the property over two levels.
“The well-appointed offices are carpeted and air-conditioned, and offer a mix of partitioned and open plan space,” he says.
“High suspended ceilings, wide hallways and glazed partitions lend a spacious feel to the light-filled offices.”
The ground floor features a reception, service area and showrooms. Amenities include a staffroom, kitchen, male and female bathrooms, and a gym with showering facilities.
The first floor features a spacious 65sq m balcony at the front of the property.
“The offices can be split into two tenancies as necessary,” de Zwart says.
“The tenancy to the north of the site features 525.8sq m of office and amenities on the ground floor and 865sq m on the first floor, along with a 104sq m lobby.
“The tenancy to the south boasts 1,087sq m of ground floor office, 879sq m of first floor office and 234sq m of mezzanine.”
Prentice says the property is located on the corner of Unity Drive and Rothwell Avenue, the latter of which is a principal thoroughfare linking William Pickering Drive through to the Albany Highway.
“It is a short drive to the Northern Motorway interchanges at Greville Road to the north and Upper Harbour Highway to the south,” he says.
“From there, it is a 15 minute drive to Auckland’s CBD outside of peak hours.”
He says the area benefits from its close proximity to the Westfield Albany shopping centre, North Harbour Stadium and Massey University.
“It is well serviced with cafes, restaurants, bars, gyms and a diverse range of businesses,” he says.
“Demand from tenants and owner occupiers remains strong, with development in the area offering a good mix of industrial, commercial and retail space.”
O’Brien says Colliers International research shows vacancy rates are reducing as a result of positive demand and no recent development.
“This is a rare opportunity to secure a large industrial space in a sought-after, tightly held area. Talk to Colliers International today to make this space your own.”
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