Tauranga Crossing to unveil second stage of redevelopment next year

Aerial Tauranga Crossing 17 July 2018 (1) (1)Bay of Plenty’s Tauranga Crossing is midway through construction on the second stage of its redevelopment underway and is on track to meet its April 2019 unveiling.

Developers of the New Zealand-owned shopping centre said key construction milestones are taking shape.

Tauranga Crossing’s total investment in the next stage of development is well in excess of $150 million dollars making it the largest building project in the Bay of Plenty region.

Steve Lewis, Tauranga Crossing CEO, said they have assembled a team of retail development specialists, with strong experience in the development of shopping centres in New Zealand, to deliver a highly attractive retail environment with elements which are unique to Tauranga Crossing.

“The new development will not just be seen as a mall but as a vibrant hub for the community offering a place to shop, catch a movie or have a meal with friends and family,” Lewis said.

Upon completion, the second stage  will include further shopping and dining options across two levels in an enclosed shopping centre along with a bespoke Entertainment Precinct, anchored by Event Cinemas. The cinema complex will comprise of six screens, over 1,000 seats and the only Vmax screen in the Bay of Plenty.

Along with its retail offering, Tauranga Crossing will also be home to a two-level dining precinct featuring 15 casual dining options, an al-fresco dining terrace overlooking a sun-drenched north facing outdoor garden area designed specifically with families in mind.

The redeveloped shopping centre will feature additional international and national retailers. Up to 70 additional fashion, apparel and general merchandise retailers will take the total number of stores and restaurants to over 100, which will be serviced by more than 1,500 free carparks.

TAURANGA_CONSTRUCTIONIn addition, Tauranga Crossing Limited is also developing a 23,000sqm lifestyle centre on a staged basis, which is directly opposite the shopping centre on Taurikura Drive. The lifestyle centre will offer large format retail, with Gilmours Wholesale Food & Beverage already open and a Farmers Department Store and Bed Bath & Beyond Homestore on track to open early September.

Once Stage Two of Tauranga Crossing is completed the complex will provide 45,000sqm of lettable area.

Once the final stage of the redevelopment is completed in the next few years, the Tauranga Crossing complex is expected to provide a total of 70,000sqm of floor space, which will make it the largest retail and entertainment destination in the region.


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