Candida Office Park building for lease

5:00 AM Wednesday October 26, 2016 True Commercial

The 2280sq m building at 61 Constellation Drive has three-levels and basement parking.

A new 2280sq m office building is available for lease in the Candida Office Park development in Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay.

Klaus and Wess Girardet established the Candida Stationery brand in Mairangi Bay more than 40 years ago. It is the fourth building in the office park they have also developed at the corner of Constellation and Parkway Drive.

Jane Sims is handling the leasing of Building 4 — at 61 Constellation Drive — on behalf of Bayleys North Shore Commercial, with office team colleagues Paul Prouse and Tonia Robertson.

The three-level building, which has its own basement parking, offers a variety of options for office tenants, says Simms.

“There are three floors of 780sq m which can be leased individually or one tenant could take a combination of floors or the whole building. Building naming rights are also available.

“The office park has attracted some big name tenants including the business banking divisions of BNZ and Kiwibank which have naming rights on two buildings fronting Constellation Drive.

“Bartercard’s head office is located in the third building while other occupants include the AA, Auckland Council’s economic development agency ATEED, and one of Australasia’s largest credit services companies Collection House Group. The popular Mozaik Cafe is also located on the ground floor of the Kiwibank building.”

Building 4 has come onto the market at a time when Bayleys Research’s survey of the North Shore office market puts the vacancy rate in Mairangi Bay at just 4.3 per cent, which is an all-time low.

This is down from the 9 per cent which was recorded in Bayleys Research’s 2015 survey and is below the overall North Shore 2016 office vacancy rate of 6.9 per cent.

Sims says Building 4 is the latest piece in a jigsaw sating back to the 1970s, when the Girardet Family arrived in New Zealand from Germany.

“They purchased close to three hectares of land on Constellation Drive and established their Candida Stationery business on part of the site, building an office and factory which the company continues to occupy.

“Along with the production of a range of stationery products, the business developed an innovative system for producing envelopes and grew to be the largest manufacturer of envelopes in Australasia.

“With the increasing trend towards electronic communication reducing the demand for traditional stationery products, the Girardets initiated the development of the first stage of Candida Office Park in 2008 working with architect Alan Warwick.

“This provided premium quality office accommodation for over 200 people in a highly accessible location with a wide range of nearby amenities including all types of shopping, childcare facilities, gymnasiums/fitness centres, health and medical services,” says Sims.

A former paper storage building was demolished to make way for Building 4 which has frontage onto Parkway Drive. Its high-level finishes include acoustic ceilings, quality carpets and high standard kitchens and bathrooms with showers. It also has the latest in air-conditioning, energy efficient and environmental sustainable building features, 24/7 card security and lift systems plus bike storage.

The building’s floors are now ready for tenant input and fitout and Candida Trust will work with occupants to configure the office space to their own design requirements, says Sims.

“The floors have been designed to maximise the usability of pillarless office space. This means that tenants will often require less space than at their previous, less efficient premises which obviously has a positive impact on occupancy cost.”

Prouse says a combination of highly specified building design and construction, abundant car parking and the convenience of the location has proved to be a winning formula for the Candida Office Park.

“The park’s position adjacent to the Constellation Park’n’Ride bus station is a big drawcard for tenants offering a fast, congestion-free run into and out of the central Auckland CBD, particularly during peak hour traffic periods.

“It is also within 500 metres of north and south access points to the Northern Motorway and has direct access to western motorway links via Constellation Drive and Upper Harbour Highway,” says Prouse.

“The Candida Office Park buildings are of a similar standard to new buildings in the CBD but have a significantly lower occupancy cost for tenants There are also great car parking options including a dedicated car park building which has recently been constructed on the Candida Stationery property next door to ensure there is plenty of parking for office park tenants. There is also basement parking under the office park buildings as well as uncovered parking.”