- Publish Date
- Monday, 7 September 2015, 7:53AM
Concept plans have emerged for a mega-mall at Takapuna's Shore City, topped by 360 apartments in 18-storey and 30-storey glass towers with plants cascading off the sides.
After this week's news of Auckland's 2.7ha $160 million NorthWest mall opening in Massey on October 1, prospective plans for the Shore site show 9.6ha of floorspace, equivalent to about 12 rugby fields - although much of that is the apartments.
As well as the North Shore and west Auckland developments, Tiffany and Chanel are coming to Britomart in central Auckland and Precinct Properties will soon knock down and upsize the CBD's Downtown mall.
Across the city, retail centres are being bought, sold, built and expanded in a surge of deals worth $1 billion-plus.
Experts say local malls are expanding on the back of growing demand for shopping, despite global fears that the rise of online retailing would kill them off.
Source- NZ Herald