Utilities company’s HQ for sale has property investors in the pipeline

12:45 AM Monday September 9, 2019 True Commercial

The warehousing and office premises at 63 Aerodrome Rd, Mt Maunganui, is tenanted by infrastructure engineering company Electrix. Photo / Supplied

The land and buildings occupied by one of the Bay of Plenty’s biggest utilities construction and maintenance companies are for sale.
The warehousing and office premises at 63 Aerodrome Rd,  Mt Maunganui, is tenanted by infrastructure engineering company Electrix, which is involved in high voltage electrical distribution lines, gas, water, and telecommunications sectors.
Electrix works in the industrial and commercial property fields, as well as on bigger infrastructure projects throughout the province. Nationally, Electrix has been trading in New Zealand since 1995 and now employs more than 1000 staff.
The company’s Bay of Plenty operations HQ is housed in 555sq m of single-storey building sitting on 934sq m of flat industrial-zoned land. Electrix is on a lease running through to 2021 with two further one-year rights of renewal generating annual income of $81,000 plus GST.
The freehold property at 63 Aerodrome Rd is being marketed for sale by auction at 1pm on September 18 through Bayleys
Tauranga salespeople Ryan Bradley, Brendon Bradley and Lynn Bradley. The property features in Bayleys’ latest  portfolio magazine.
Ryan Bradley said the stand-alone building had a new-build standards rating of 80 per cent and encompassed 184sq m of commercial office space at the front and 371sq m  of high-stud open plan warehousing floorplate at the rear,  accessible through a 4.6m-high roller door. There is car parking for eight vehicles at the front of the property directly off Aerodrome Rd.
“The premises is a steel portal frame construction with concrete tilt slabs on the side and rear walls on concrete foundations and flooring. The roofing features long-run iron while the internal walls are partitioned with timber and plasterboard,” said Bradley.
“The commercial portion of the building features a configuration of open plan office space and a boardroom, along with a staffroom/kitchenette and bathroom facilities.
“While the building is currently occupied by one tenant, it has previously been configured into two separate tenancies, giving a degree of options for future long-term use.”
Bradley believed the core of the Aerodrome Rd building was constructed in the 1970s and  fully rebuilt in 1983. He said the area immediately surrounding the property had  been developed as a significant industrial precinct due to its proximity and easy access to the port, Tauranga CBD, and the suburbs and towns stretching down the bay’s coastline.
Aerodrome Rd is about 4km from Mt Maunganui, 8km  from Tauranga city centre, and 2km from the Port of Tauranga.