Retail and childcare site in Hobsonville

10:42 AM Wednesday July 27, 2016 True Commercial

The 8197sq m site is the last of its type in the Hobsonville development.

With resource consents in place for future retail and childcare development approved, a block of land for sale in high-growth Hobsonville is being described by brokers as ideal for developers.

Colliers brokers Sean Finnegan and Craig Smith are marketing the site at 102C Hobsonville Rd, which is for sale by Deadline Private Treaty.

Final offers are due by Wednesday August 17 unless sold by prior by negotiation.

Smith says that, with limited land available for developers to acquire, the 8197sq m site presents an opportunity to take advantage of high local tenant demand,

“The area has recently experienced a massive influx of residents as Auckland is forced to expand according to its population growth.

“The Northwest is set to expect an additional 20,000 homes with 60,000 residents in the near future.

“This site is the perfect opportunity for someone who is keen to develop a product that caters for the ever-growing demand Hobsonville is experiencing,” says Smith.

With resource consent granted, the site is ready for a development consisting of a retail and office complex, including a childcare centre that can accommodate up to 85 children, gym, cafe and a standalone single story office building.

Finnegan says the site is close to State Highway 16 and State Highway 18, making it convenient to commuters and local residents.

It has a 65m frontage to Hobsonville Rd and sits on the corner with Dowdens Lane which is only five minutes to SH16 and three minutes to SH18.

It is also only 2.5km from the Westgate Shopping Centre and the more recently completed NorthWest Shopping Centre, and five minutes away from Hobsonville Point.

Hobsonville has a severe lack of available commercial land for development, making this opportunity particularly appealing as the area continues to grow.

“Hobsonville is a huge growth area and home to a number of large residential, commercial and industrial developments.

“It’s close to the motorways and public amenities and services a large residential catchment,” says Finnegan.

“This site is the last available opportunity in the 10-hectare Hobsonville workspace development, where the balance has been snapped up by astute developers, owner-occupiers and investors,” Smith says.

This offering is made up of Lots 3 and 4, which are for sale, and form part of the larger Business Park subdivision comprising a total of 22 lots, all of which have been sold.

Hobsonville Point to the east is one of Auckland’s fastest growing areas, and is being developed at a rapid rate.

Just recently a primary and secondary school, several cafes, a medical centre and a superette were opened.

Hobsonville Rd is also home to several retailers within the newly completed Hobson Centre which includes a new Countdown.