Stage two of the $150 million development is an extension of the first section of the centre which opened in October 2018, bringing new shops and eateries to the Bay of Plenty.
Opening its doors to 45 new stores, 17 new dining options and a 6-screen cinema complex, Tauranga Crossing will employ around 1,000 people across retail, food and beverage.
"These figures shows this centre is going to attract customers from a much broader part of the Bay of Plenty”, says Tauranga Crossing chief executive, Steve Lewis. "That is going to be great for an already booming economy."
"The opening is a huge moment for us. It is a combination of many years of planning and hard work from hundreds of people," he said.
Blair Johnston, project principal for Tauranga Crossing, says this is a benchmark in local design.
“Stage two provides a unique retail and dining experience that references Tauranga’s landscape and outdoor lifestyle. Dramatic scale and intimate detail come together to deliver a memorable shopping experience.
The architectural objective was to create an environment where people could come to relax and feel at home; a place that belongs to the community. We looked for ways to elevate and enhance the overall experience for shoppers, by focusing on concepts of authenticity and a ‘response to place’.
Ultimately Tauranga Crossing is a place for Tauranga and its people – so it was important that we reflect this in the design outcome. We looked to the identity of the Bay of Plenty region and aimed to incorporate its history, climatic conditions, outlook of the residents, and a shared vision for the future of Tauranga into the design.”
Congratulations to our client and the entire project team.
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