Shore City's Multimillion Dollar Makeover

Shore City shopping centre is undergoing a multimillion transformation to reflect Takapuna’s beachside heritage and the area’s deluxe offering.

The upgrade is to include the revitalisation of public areas with Italian tiling, refreshed bathrooms, a state-of-the-art interactive play area and premium New Zealand-made furniture.

Precision Group Australia purchased Shore City in 2016 with the intention of enhancing the centre. Colliers International’s Real Estate Management (REM) Team, which was appointed to manage the centre, has been overseeing the transformation.

“Shore City offers a boutique retail experience in the heart of Takapuna, one of Auckland’s most affluent suburbs,” REM Marketing Manager Olivia Bowers-Galt says.

“We are modernising the centre to cement its status as Auckland’s premier beachside shopping destination well into the future.”

Stage One of the transformation has included the installation of some of the fastest public Wi-Fi available in Auckland, and a total car park hardware upgrade.  

“We want to provide our customers with the best service possible and providing fast, free WiFi and stress-free parking, is a part of our wider service offering,” says Olivia. 

Stage Two, now underway and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, comprises a complete revitalisation of the centre’s common areas. 

“Ignite Architects has strategically designed the complex to feature the finest in locally sourced and internationally renowned products, infused with a beachside luxe style to reflect the Centre’s location,” Olivia says.

“Key features of the multimillion upgrade include Italian tiling and timber finishes throughout the centre’s public areas, new comfort zone furniture showcasing the finest in New Zealand made seating and rugs and feature ‘bagel’ lighting symbolising the ’long white cloud’ of Takapuna’s landscape.”

Olivia adds that Precision Group is strongly committed to ensuring Shore City continues to evolve and improve with its community. 

“Auckland Council’s Takapuna Centre Plan is committed to creating a safe, accessible and vibrant town centre, and Shore City aims to reflect these values in its design,” she says.

Situated at the north-western edge of Takapuna CBD, on the corner of Como Street and Anzac Street, Shore City is only a seven minute walk from Takapuna Beach. The 14,922sq m centre is situated over three levels and consists of 70 specialty stores, a food court seating 200 customers, and 826 car parks offering three hours of free customer parking.

The centre will be open throughout the refresh works and disruption to customers will be kept to a minimum. 

The centre is open seven days and is home to a variety of iconic and international brands, including Farmers, Hannahs, Life Pharmacy, Texan Art School, Jacqui E, Country Road, Bed, Bath N’ Table, and houses a Les Mills Gym on Level Three. 

 

By Channel Editorial

Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017, accessed online HERE.

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