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Buyers circling for quality new Hobsonville industrial units

Artist’s impression of 88 Hobsonville Road

The unit-titled development at 88 Hobsonville Road is aimed at both owner-occupiers and investors and will offer architect-designed high-specification warehouse and office space in a landscaped, corporate environment.

The units range in size from 288 square metres to 633 square metres and offer good warehouse to office ratios, high stud heights and allocated parking. Occupation is expected mid-2022.

Seasoned Auckland-based developer Waide Construction is behind the development, having recently completed numerous apartment and commercial projects around the region including a design-build warehouse and headquarters for Sherratt Ingredients on the corner of Workspace Drive and Dowdens Lane in Hobsonville.

BSW Architects has designed the new Waide Construction-initiated complex which will have a strong profile to Hobsonville Road and a stylish corporate feel.

Mark Preston and Sam Raines of Bayleys Central West Auckland are marketing the units off the plans, with units individually priced starting at $1,612,000, with a 10-percent deposit to be paid in two phased instalments.

As businesses come to terms with the post-pandemic economic and trading landscape, Preston said the demand-supply squeeze for well-located, superior quality industrial space shows no signs of abating.

“It’s definitely a ‘build-it-and-they’ll-come’ situation Auckland-wide and frankly, there just isn’t enough existing or planned stock to keep everyone happy,” he said.

“The fact that two of the units in this Hobsonville development have already sold, with a further six under contract and due to confirm, shows the resilience of the market and buyers’ capacity for precommitting a year or so out from occupation, giving them time to get their business ducks in a row.

“That reflects a confident market and we’re seeing demand from owner-occupiers wishing to proactively secure their own asset taking advantage of low interest rates, along with investors who are buoyed by the strength of the leasing market.”

The site at 88 Hobsonville Road is zoned Light Industry and Raines said the configuration and location of the development will hit the spot with a range of business operators requiring space for showroom, distribution, offices, trade retail, tradesperson premises or ecommerce storage and distribution functions.

“With so much residential growth in the broader Hobsonville precinct, these units give options to business owners looking to work close to home, or to leverage their individual business models off the expanding population catchment,” he said.

“We’re fielding significant enquiry from tenants on the North Shore desperate to find new premises, as there’s virtually no vacancy in the North Shore market currently.

“The Hobsonville location is super-handy to Westgate, and is just one-minute away from the State Highway 16 exit, which streamlines movement to the port, airport and CBD.”

The two-level units have been functionally-designed with a proven footprint that is adaptable across business types.

With high-stud tilt slab construction, the units will feature full height glazing, open floor plans, cantilevered level one office space with 2.7-metre ceiling heights, clear span warehouse space, oversized roller doors and quality amenities including kitchenettes on the first floor.

Exterior finishes include concrete pre-cast walls, profiled metal cladding and powder-coated aluminium joinery, and the site will be landscaped.

Full drive-around access from Hobsonville Road will allow for easy truck movements and each unit will have allocated parking space.

Branding profile is available for the three units fronting Hobsonville Road, with two of these coveted units already sold or under contract.

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