South Auckland furniture showroom

5:00 AM Saturday June 3, 2017 True Commercial

The high-profile retail showroom at 232 Great South Rd – outlined by a red border. Photo / Supplied

A high-profile retail showroom on one of South Auckland’s busiest roads is for sale.

The 2025sq m building, at 232 Great South Rd, Manurewa, has been the base for home furnishings and appliance company Southern Traders for many years, with the seven-day-a-week, family-owned firm, commencing trading there in 1989.

Open-plan floor space has been used by Southern Traders to showcase beds, wardrobes, dresser units, dining room tables and chairs, lounge suites, flooring, and domestic appliances.

The three-level building, on 2141sq m of Business zoned freehold land, goes to auction on June 28 and is being marketed by Shane Snijder and Piyush Kumar of Bayleys Counties with both the land and buildings for sale with vacant tenancy.

Snijder says the property has considerable frontal exposure onto Great South Rd, which has a traffic count of up to 30,000 vehicles a day.

In its present format, the property has street-facing parking for 10 vehicles, with separate entry and exit points off Great South Rd, allowing for efficient traffic movements.

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In addition to the open-plan showroom space inside, the building has offices and staffroom amenities. Photo / Supplied

The rear of the property is accessed via a right of way running down the side of the building and has tilt-a-door access into a covered loading platform area for the collection and delivery of goods.

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The 2025sq m building – defined by a red border - has been the base for Southern Traders since 1989. Photo / Supplied

In addition to the open-plan showroom space inside, the building has offices and staffroom amenities.

Kumar says it’s the first time in 20 years the property has been for sale.