Papatoetoe mall gets major upgrade

A major upgrade of a main-street mall in Old Papatoetoe will get underway soon.

The mall is part of a 2.5 hectare block of land owned by Auckland Council on the southern side of St George Street, between Tavern Land and Wallace Road, Papatoetoe. 

Panuku Development Auckland on behalf of Auckland Council is leading the renewal of the site which will see it be opened up with new plaza space and a reconfiguration of shops, making it easier and safer to get from St George Street. 

Upgraded supermarket

The upgrade of the Papatoetoe New World supermarket is an important component of the revamp and with the 3065m2 site and buildings now sold to Foodstuffs North Island Ltd it can start implementing its expansion plans.

Panuku Development Director Allan Young says the sale of the land to Foodstuffs North Island Ltd was essential to trigger the next phase of works.

“The sale of this land means we can get on with the car park upgrade, and the long-awaited refresh of the mall.”

“It’s an exciting time for Papatoetoe. We have secured an excellent mix of medical and health focused tenants for the refreshed mall, and coupled with an upgraded New World this will really pump new life into the area.” 

Work starting in July 

Work is expected to start on the carpark reconfiguration in July 2016 and the mall upgrade in August 2016.

Panuku also plans to work in partnership with a private developer to build around 80 apartments and terrace houses on the large carpark adjacent to Tavern Lane. This project is still in the planning stages.