Safari Group (NZ) Ltd has paid $4001/m² to buy a site beside the Southern Motorway offramp at Gillies Avenue, Epsom, for an apartments hotel, but hasn’t decided on the brand yet.
Safari has developed Quest, Ramada & Wyndham hotels around New Zealand as well as apartments & commercial property.
The site at 41-43 Gillies Avenue comes with a consented Leuschke design for 86 apartments. It’s across the intersection from the historic Highwic House, which has its entry off Mortimer Pass in Newmarket.
The sale was agreed before the scheduled closing of tenders this week.
It was one of 2 large commercial property sales by Barfoot & Thompson Commercial agents leading into Easter. The other was a vacant warehouse in the Interplex business park at Rosedale, on the North Shore, which is now up for lease.
41-43 Gillies Avenue:
Features: 2689m² beside the southbound offramp from the Southern Motorway at Gillies Avenue, 2 large houses occupy the site
Outcome: sold for $10.76 million at $4001/m²
Agent: Marie-Anne Molloy
Big Shore warehouse sale
Barfoot & Thompson Commercial agents said they’d achieved the highest price for an industrial property sale on the North Shore in 2½ years with the sale of a vacant warehouse in the Interplex business park to a local investor.
Interplex business park, 6 Canaveral Drive:
Features: 6417m² site, vacant 3228m² warehouse & office building – warehouse 2732m², dual roller-door access, office 448m² on 2 levels, showroom 48m², 70 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $7.5 million
Agents: Chris Peterson, Chase Erceg, Simon Farland & Duane Mullooly
Attribution: Agent releases.