More greenery, better parking and improved shared spaces planned
A landmark West Auckland shopping destination is set to be revitalised with new branding, refurbished shared spaces and an abundance of new greenery to reflect the area’s rugged natural beauty.
The former Waitakere Mega Centre in Henderson will be rebranded as The Boundary – a name chosen to reflect its special location between the bustle of the city and the lush, wild greenery of the Waitakere Ranges.
Anchored by Kmart, Briscoes and Rebel Sport along with Kathmandu, the open-air shopping precinct was purchased by a South Island-based property syndicate in 2015.
The owners have appointed Colliers International to manage The Boundary and oversee their ambitious plans to transform it into a vibrant and relaxed modern shopping destination.
Colliers International Real Estate Management National Director Richard James says The Boundary aims to blur the lines between its retail spaces and the surrounding natural environment.
“The Boundary will be a nature-infused retail space with lush planting that draws a connection between the parks, streams and green belt that surround the development,” he says.
“It’s the sort of place where shopping, dining, work and play are all done in a typically relaxed, West Coast kind of way. It’s everybody’s local.”
James says the transformation will take place in stages, with works completing shortly on a refurbished Kmart lobby, replacement of the lift with a new glazed elevator, upgraded external seating areas and a refurbished car park.
“The covered car park’s lighting is being upgraded and a new travelator being installed, which will improve connectivity and ease of access to the centre.
“In the longer term, we’re also planning extensive new planting and landscaping, new improved signage, new canopies, and improved traffic flows around the centre, along with an enhanced food offering that embraces latest trends.
“The Boundary is all about providing the best possible experience for the local community, so we’ll listen closely to feedback throughout the transformation process.”
James says The Boundary is well positioned only a short walk from the Henderson town centre, Waitakere Hospital, and Henderson train station.
It offers 23 speciality shops, including national brands Ballentynes, St Pierre’s and Lighting Direct, over a net lettable area of 18,027sq m.
More than 800 car parks with three hours of free parking are available.
Colliers International’s Real Estate Management team is New Zealand’s largest independent property management and consultancy group.
It draws on global resources and expertise to manage a diverse range of property portfolios, from large multi-tenanted retail and commercial holdings through to smaller individual properties.
The team has more than 160 real estate management professionals and has won RICS New Zealand Property Awards every year since 2013.
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