Supermarket milestone for Ormiston town centre

Last Updated : 18 Oct 2016
Ormiston Town Centre PAK'nSave opening
Mayor Len Brown with local school children at the Ormiston Town Centre PAK'nSave opening.

One of the first buildings in the Ormiston town centre development opened its doors for business on 10 November 2015.

The PAK’nSAVE Ormiston supermarket, opened by Len Brown, is expected to create 130 new jobs in the community.

It is a key part of the first stage of the Ormiston town centre, led by Todd Property Group on council-owned land in conjunction with Panuku Development Auckland.

In addition to the 6,160sqm supermarket, the new centre and surrounding urban village will also include housing, retail outlets, eateries and innovative working and living spaces all located in close proximity to the 94-hectare Barry Curtis Park.

“We are delighted to bring PAK’nSAVE to Ormiston,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs North Island General Manager, Property Development. “We are excited to be the first to open in the new town centre at Ormiston. We will be able to provide the growing local community with a modern PAK’nSAVE for our customers to enjoy, with great natural light, wide aisles and plenty of car parks.”

Director of Development at Panuku Development Auckland Allan Young says the supermarket is a major step towards the creation of the town centre.

“Ormiston is an important project for south-east Auckland, providing much needed services and amenity for the rapidly growing communities in the area. We’re delighted with the progress made to date by Foodstuffs and Todd Property. The opening of the supermarket signals an important step in the wider transformation of the council-owned land.”

Mayor Len Brown was greeted by keen shoppers and local school children who performed at the opening. Helping officiate the ceremony was the Hannan family, which will run the new PAK’nSAVE Ormiston store.

“Auckland is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth, with 45,000 new residents in the last year alone,” the Mayor says.

“Projects like Ormiston, where we’ll see thousands of new homes, a new library and an aquatic centre, are an essential part of catering for the increased demand for housing and access to services, and this new town centre is the perfect demonstration of this.

“Ormiston is in good hands, with a carefully-created masterplan which makes the most of its surrounding environment to create a true community.”

The first stage is due to be finished in December 2015 and the entire Ormiston development is expected to be completed around 2023.

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