The Crossing To Create Core Hub For Hawke’s Bay Retail

A new, high-profile trade centre development in Napier is set to become the core hub for Hawke’s Bay trade retailers and wholesalers.

The Crossing is a premium, multi-unit trade centre that is being developed on a 1.9ha site in Onekawa, only 4km from Napier’s CBD. Due for completion next year, the new development at 170-180 Taradale Road will feature up to 16 retail units, including a hospitality tenancy, across three buildings.

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market units at The Crossing for lease off the plans.

“The growing Hawke’s Bay region has long needed a single destination where customers can tick off multiple purchasing needs across local, national and international brands. The Crossing is it – a place where businesses can co-exist for the mutual benefit of all and leverage off each other’s clientele,” commented Ash Hames, Commercial Broker at Colliers Hawke’s Bay, adding that units of various sizes will appeal to a wide range of businesses.

Once completed, The Crossing will be the core hub for Hawke’s Bay trade retailers and wholesalers. Three high-quality new buildings will be delivered to the market, with construction expected to commence as soon as late this year, with completion due by the end of 2021.

“With close to 200 car parks and a new traffic lighting system, allowing ease of entering and exiting the development, your customers will find shopping here hassle-free,” noted Hames.

“This is further enhanced by additional access off Edmundson Street at the rear of the property and drive around access to all units for loading bulkier items.”

“There is some flexibility in the size of the units for each building, which means in the early stages of development you could create a tenancy area to suit your needs,” said Rob Nankervis, Commercial Broker at Colliers Hawke’s Bay.

“As Napier’s main industrial estate, the suburb is highly sought by tenants due to its excellent access and proximity to major residential areas. Onekawa has developed steadily over the years and is now home to a number of office and retail users, in addition to an established mix of small to large industrial occupiers.”

Taradale Road itself has long been a hub of trade retail, light industrial and logistics activity given its proximity to the CBD, airport and Port of Napier. The Crossing is well located adjacent to the expressway, providing excellent exposure to more than 18,000 vehicles passing each day.

“Each unit will have automatic entry doors to the front covered by pedestrian verandas, along with multiple shared car parks right outside,” continued Hames.

“The Crossing represents an unbeatable opportunity to secure quality, brand-new premises with all the benefits of a prime location, plus the chance to capitalise on a complementary mix of neighbouring businesses.”