West Auckland centre to rebrand
The former Waitakere Mega Centre in Henderson will be rebranded as The Boundary – a name chosen to reflect its location between the city and Waitakere Ranges.
Anchored by Kmart, Briscoes and Rebel Sport along with Kathmandu, the open-air shopping precinct was purchased by a South Island-based property syndicate in 2015. The owners have appointed Colliers International to manage The Boundary and oversee their plans to transform it into a vibrant and relaxed modern shopping destination.
“The Boundary will be a nature-infused retail space with lush planting that draws a connection between the parks, streams and green belt that surround the development,” said Colliers International Real Estate Management national director Richard James.
“It’s the sort of place where shopping, dining, work and play are all done in a typically relaxed, west coast kind of way. It’s everybody’s local.”
James says the transformation will take place in stages, with works completing shortly on a refurbished Kmart lobby, replacement of the lift with a new glazed elevator, upgraded external seating areas and a refurbished car park.
“In the longer term, we’re also planning extensive new planting and landscaping, new improved signage, new canopies, and improved traffic flows around the centre, along with an enhanced food offering that embraces latest trends.
The centre has 23 speciality shops, including national brands Ballentynes, St Pierre’s and Lighting Direct, over a net lettable area of 18,027sq m.