Tauranga Crossing, proudly managed by Oyster, was the only Bay of Plenty brand to take home an award at the inaugural The Retail Hot List Awards earlier this week in central Auckland.
Over 12,000 people voted for people’s choice winners across 16 categories. In a hotly contested category which attracted over 2,000 votes for finalists Commercial Bay, Five Mile, Ponsonby Central, Britomart, Westfield Newmarket, Eva Street and The Grove, Bay of Plenty’s Tauranga Crossing took the People’s Choice Award for Hottest Retail Development.
The construction of Tauranga Crossing is well underway and on completion it will be one of the largest retail complexes in the country. Stage Two of the development is due to open April 2019 – and an impressive mix of retailers is taking shape to complement the 1,000 seat, six theatre Event cinema complex.
When completed, the development will be one of the largest retail complexes in the country. Stage One opened in 2016 and comprises over 20 stores including key tenants The Warehouse, Pak’n Save, Noel Leeming and Warehouse Stationery. Stage Two of Tauranga Crossing will be an enclosed shopping centre and has been designed by Warren and Mahoney to be an ‘experiential’ retail offer.
Stage Two will also offer a two level precinct featuring an al fresco dining terrace. There will be an additional 80 retailers in Stage Two, which also includes a two level mall galleria with a focus on fashion including local, national and international brands, some of which will be new to Tauranga.