Plans to develop site of old supermarket
A former Whanga¯ rei supermarket site which has been vacant four years could become a bustling centre with specialist medical facilities and big-brand stores.
Northland District Council, the owner of the building and former carpark on the corner of Kensington and Kamo roads, has done a deal with Argyle Estates Ltd to develop a centre likely to house a medical centre, associated rooms and retail spaces.
Argyle Estates Ltd hinted some tenants were already on board.
An independent valuation report puts the value of the Kensington project between $13 million and $16.5 million.
The 9967sq m site comprises a parcel of 12 lots and at September 2015 had an estimated value of $5.5m.