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Prime space ideal for industrial HQ available for lease in West Auckland



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​​The former Metro Glasstech HQ building, located at 17-19 Patiki Road in the sought after Avondale precinct is being offered for lease by property consultants, JLL.

Sam Smith, National Director of Industrial for JLL, who is fronting the marketing campaign alongside Luke McGill, Industrial sales and leasing broker of JLL says, “The premises is perfectly established for use as a corporate headquarters and presents an excellent opportunity for industrial tenants. It boasts 900sqm of architecturally designed corporate office space spanning two floors and is accompanied by a high stud warehouse with 3,408sqm of clear span space and significant concrete hard stand areas.”

Following the recent departure of Metro Glasstech, this A-grade property is now available for lease, with rental price by negotiation. 

This building is located in a business 6 heavy industrial zone and features excellent exposure to Patiki Road which is particularly desirable to occupiers due to its close proximity to the Auckland CBD and immediate access to the North Western Motorway.
McGill says “With the Waterview Connection underway, the Western Ring Route will soon be completed and will rapidly improve access to South Auckland. This heightens the appeal of this site as the completion of this road connection will cement Avondale as a strong industrial hub and put Patiki Road back on the map as one of the most sought after industrial locations in Auckland.”

Shortages of supply combined with 4% vacancy in Auckland means occupiers are finding it harder to fill their space requirements. Smith predicts there will be strong competition between industrial operators to secure this prime space, as it is fitted out to suit a full spectrum of industrial users and would be ideally suited as the head office of a manufacturing or logistics/distribution operator.
“Prime stock has proven a popular choice for investors through this shortage and with occupier demand remaining strong, landlords are now in a position to increase rentals, thus occupiers will need to start acting quickly to secure lease agreements before the imminent hike in rentals” said Smith. 

This building is also configured for gantry crane use and is currently fitted with two 5 tonne gantry cranes.  It has huge onsite power capability, generous car parking space and a large container friendly yard.

Auckland council’s heavy Industry zone is provided for industrial activities that may produce unpleasant or noxious odour, dust and noise emissions. A key attribute of the zone is that it contains sites large enough to accommodate large-scale industrial activities.  The Auckland Unitary Plan provided that this zone would be typically located close to key freight routes.