New Botany tenant a secret

AMP Capital shopping centres development manager Paul Hudson and Bronwyn Anchor, centre manager at Botany town Centre. Times photo Wayne Martin

Botany Town Centre is keeping the identity of a new major tenant under wraps for now as it begins a massive multi-million dollar development.

AMP Capital last month announced a $78 million development and expansion project at the centre which will involve major refurbishment in Market Square, Garden Lane and a substantial extension to The Pavilions.

The development will include the introduction of international and national retailers; an additional mix of speciality retailers, a comprehensive refurbishment to Garden Lane, a refresh of the fresh food precinct adjoining the New World supermarket and an expansion of the alfresco dining offer. This is in addition to the existing entertainment precinct which includes HOYTS undertaking a major refurbishment, with the upgrade of more than 1000 powered recliner cinema seats, updates to the HOYTS LUX premium cinema experience and more.

Botany Town Centre opened in 2001 and is Auckland’s second-largest shopping centre by lettable area. The development is being undertaken by AMP Capital Shopping Centres, AMP Capital’s specialist retail division, which has more than A$10 billion ($10.75b) in assets under management.

Naylor Love construction has been appointed as the main contractor for the project.