Development FAQs

The centre’s historical success, the growth of the surrounding suburbs and the demand for ever more sophisticated, globally-focused and interesting retail, food and entertainment offerings mean investing in the centre is a must. Investors certainly see the value in further investment to ensure Botany continues to meet the shopping and entertainment demands of a thriving local population.

The refurbished centre will include:

  • Introduction of international and national retailers
  • A comprehensive refurbishment to the Garden Lane precinct
  • A refresh of the fresh food precinct adjoining the New World supermarket
  • Additional dining opportunities
  • Improved entertainment precinct, including HOYTS refurbishment

The expansion will bring Botany Town Centre’s gross lettable area to more than 62,700 square metres, with over 200 retailers, while still embracing the qualities of an open shopping centre that shoppers enjoy. Botany plans to embrace its environment even further, delivering a seamless movement between open air and enclosed spaces.
The development began in mid-February 2018 and is targeted for completion in Winter 2019.
The development is estimated to cost around $78 million.
To maintain Botany Town Centre as New Zealand’s pre-eminent town centre that incorporates quality retail, lifestyle and leisure offers and an excellent investment opportunity for our investors.
The centre will be operational throughout the planned works, which will be staged and communicated in advance to retailers and shoppers.
We are committed to maintaining a high-quality trading environment for our retailers and customers.
At each stage of the development, we will ensure that access is maintained via exisiting or temporary entrances to all parts of the centre.
The centre will grow to over 62,000 square metres, with over 200 tenants!
The expansion will bring Botany Town Centre’s gross lettable area to more than 62,000 square metres, with over 200 retailers. We will make an announcement about these new tenants in due course.
The redevelopment is expected to boost the Auckland economy and retail sector. On completion, it is estimated the centre and its retailers will employ 2,185 people (circa 1,200 people on any given day). The development construction alone will create upwards of 100 jobs.

Importantly, the development will provide jobs for the next generation, with retail jobs in particular providing employment to university and school students, as well as in many cases, a second family income.
Botany Town Centre will continue to be mixed use, including retail and commercial tenants.
The centre will be operational throughout the planned works, which will be staged and communicated in advance to retailers and shoppers. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality trading environment for our retailers and customers. Development will be staged so as to cause as minimal disruption to the operation of the centre as practicable.

No. The work carried out outside the Conservatory will not affect the main bus transport routes and buses will still be available at the regular Botany bus stop.

Please click here for more details: Auckland Transport Changes

The works will mainly take place during normal work hours and all works will comply with statutory regulations.
Botany Town Centre currently has approximately 2,450 free car parking spaces. On completion of the development there will be up to 2480.
Garden Lane closed at the end of June to allow for its extensive refurbishment over the next 13 months. This is the third stage, and third major milestone of our large-scale development and expansion project.
Our tenants have had plenty of time to prepare for the closure of Garden Lane, and have been supportive of this. When the newly developed precincts re-open, we anticipate five new tenants will move into Garden Lane, along with existing tenants, most of whom have been temporarily relocated.

You can view a full list of closed or relocated stores here.
As a result of our development, some retailers will be relocating to different areas of the centre, some will be leaving temporarily or permanently, and new retailers will be joining the centre. Any disruption will be kept to a minimum so you can still enjoy your shopping experience throughout this exciting process.

You can view a full list of closed or relocated stores here.
The play area will re-open in the form of three smaller play areas around the centre once development is complete.
The community garden that is currently located in Garden Lane will be recycled, and the plants will be relocated throughout the centre once development is complete.
Naylor Love Construction has been appointed as the main contractor. They are one of New Zealand's most experienced contractors, having worked on several large scale retail projects.