Retail block of shops a ‘gem’ at gateway to Torbay

12:08 PM Monday November 10, 2014 Colin Taylor

This block of four shops is sale at 967 Beach Rd, Torbay.

A high profile property with four retail tenants positioned on the corner of Beach Rd and Toroa St at the gateway to the Torbay commercial centre on the North Shore will be auctioned later this month.

The 410 sq m standalone building on 629 sq m corner and elevated free hold site at 967 Beach Rd, Torbay is earning $103,445 net per annum annually from the four tenancies and an ATM machine.

“This property is an East Coast Bays gem with a lot to offer,” says Bruce Jiao of Barfoot & Thompson North Shore Commercial who, with colleague Gary Seekup, is marketing it for sale at the agency’s city auction rooms at 34 Shortland St at 10.30 am on November 19.
Beach Road is the main street through Torbay and the tenants are well established,” Jiao says.

“The property has been held by the present ownerfor many years with very fevacancies during their period of ownership,” he says.

“This single level building appearto have been constructed in the mid 1980s and ATM is iShop 4 othcornetenancwhere a VideEzis located.”

Overall design of the retail block is relativelsimple with concretfoundations and floors;concrete block,brick and solid masonry walls;aluminium joinery,and a galvanised steel roof.Internal walls are plasterboard and ceilings area combination of plasterboard and suspended tiles.

The four shops on the rectangular shaped site have frontage exposure onto Beach Rd of about 29 metres and 22 metres of frontage onto Toroa Rd.  

Seekup says the Business 2 zoned corner retail site has good frontage curbside parking and draws customers from a large surrounding and expanding residential catchment.

“Further mass residential development is currently underway in a major subdivision being completed in several stages immediately north of Torbay,” Seekup says.

He says the Business 2 zoning under the North Shore OperativPlan allows a permitted building height of nine metres and is common place in the suburban retail areas where it permits a wide range of commercial uses.

Under the proposed Unitary Plan the land is zoned Local Centre–Torbay, a zoning which applies to a large number of small centrethroughouAuckland located in areas of good public transport.

“The zone provides for the local convenience needs of surrounding residential areas,including local retail,commercial services,oces,fooanbeveragansmalscalsupermarkets.Provisionallofobuildingutfoustoreyhigh, enabling residential use at upper floors,” Seekup says.

Jiao says the seaside suburb of Torbahas a relaxeatmosphere with the village centre supported by varietoshopanessential services including a supermarket,medical centre,cafes and restaurants.Most of the retail development is orientated to the Beach Road frontage which carries a higher trac flow. There is amplparalleanoff streeparking which enhances the convenience styled shopping.” 

“Properties within smaller suburban shopping precincts in established residential catchments makexcellent investments,” Seekup says. “Also,current council policies arfavouring densification of suburban locations which bodes well for this location - driving leasing demand and future-proofing properties.”

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Bruce Jiao of Barfoot & Thompson Commercial North Shore.