Lion’s exit leaves big den for new tenant

5:00 AM Saturday August 27, 2016 Colin Taylor

An aerial view of the 11 Springs Rd, East Tamaki, manufacturing and distribution complex – identified by a red border.

A large beverage manufacturing and distribution facility has become available for industrial tenants in the centre of Auckland’s industrial area of East Tamaki.

The 19,563sqm property at 11 Springs Road, East Tamaki, encompasses a warehouse, offices, mezzanine area, and canopies.

It currently houses brewing giant Lion which uses it for bottling, distilling, storage and distribution purposes.

Lion’s lease expires on September 30 but a new tenant could occupy it earlier depending on negotiations with Lion as the current tenant.  

“The landlord is open to redevelopments to the site to accommodate new tenants,” says  

Andrew Hooper of Colliers International who, with colleagues Greg Goldfinch and Paul Higgins, is marketing the property for lease.

“The facility comprises of a large 11,235sqm distribution centre, which is high stud and has a central row of columns running throughout, with a generous enclosed canopy that opens out to a container ‘devanning’ yard,” says Goldfinch.

“The production warehouse where the bottling takes place is 4412sqm and of medium stud. The property has internal access between all the buildings for a seamless production and distribution flow.”

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Interior of the manufacturing and distribution facility at 11 Springs Rd.  

Currently zoned Business 5, the location will change to Light Industry under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, and will remain consistent with current operative zoning restrictions.

Hooper says the property features open plan and separated offices with several meeting rooms, a staff cafeteria and a breakout room. “There is excellent onsite transport access with separate routes for trucks, whether they’re on or off loading goods, with premium yard space with the ability to store numerous containers,.

“We have a diminishing vacancy rate of just 2.2 per cent in Auckland’s industrial market and tenant demand is projected to intensify,” Goldfinch says. “This upcoming vacancy represents a perfect opportunity for a firm looking for a bottling production and distribution plant, or a business requiring industrial premises.

“We have a massive industrial shortage, with capacity being a significant challenge and the construction sector unable able to keep up with demand. Bearing this reality in mind, the landlord is happy for someone to alter the property to suit their commercial requirements in such restrictive market conditions,” says Goldfinch.

The property’s frontage opens onto East Tamaki Rd giving excellent access to East Tamaki industrial precinct. It is13kms to Auckland International Airport, 21kms to Port of Auckland and seven kilometres to the Wiri Freight Hub.

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Andrew Hooper, Greg Goldfinch of Colliers International