The Hawke’s Bay Airport business park enjoys a prominent, high profile location, with convenient access to the Napier – Auckland, and Napier – Wellington highways. This 11-hectare Greenfield site is located adjacent to the terminal building and presents a unique, exciting and flexible opportunity to tailor a modern solution to accommodate your business needs.
This zone is designed to attract a mix of light industrial and commercial business. It is on land alongside the region’s airport, just 10 minutes to Napier and 20 minutes to Hastings. Global power and automation technology giant, ABB, has its research and development centre and factory in this zone, which opened its 6,500 m2 research and development centre and factory in 2013.
The business park is being developed by Hawke’s Bay Airport Ltd, which is owned by the New Zealand Government (50%), Napier City Council (26%) and Hastings District Council (24%). The business park is a key project in the airport company’s long term growth strategy.
The Ahuriri Business Park zone is in Napier’s historic seafront suburb and is now one of the largest mixed-use business parks in New Zealand. It houses a variety of different business operations ranging from retail, storage, commerce and offices.
The recent growth in Ahuriri has been dramatic. Over 50 businesses including professional services, retailers, gyms and convenience stores have opened up with the Ahuriri Business Park, employing over 900 people.
Travel time to the Ahuriri Business Park is very convenient. Napier airport is only about 6 minutes driving, Napier CBD is just around the corner and only 3 kms from the site. Some staff commute daily from Hastings and Havelock North. The expressway between the cities has greatly improved commute times with Hastings CBD only 21 kms away and Havelock North about 28 minutes, driving.
A bus service runs throughout Hawke’s Bay provided by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The services operate between the three centres and from Napier CBD to Ahuriri.
A $6 million dollar roading improvement project five minutes from Napier CBD has been completed on this main connection to Napier Port, Pandora and Onekawa industrial areas and giving access to a range of retail and warehousing activity.
Port access is also to be improved with the Government announcing a $25 million dollar roading upgrade including the Hyderabad Road/ Prebensen Drive intersection.
Prebensen Drive is also home to a number of large “big box” retailers such as Hunting & Fishing, Mega Mitre 10, Farmlands and Firmans Marine Centre and Profile Boats.
Additionally, further along Prebensen Drive, an architecturally designed, 3000 sq. meter state-of-the-art dealership showcases the corporate identity of brands Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen, by Hawke’s Bay service and dealership owner, EuroCity.
At the end of 2015, Napier City Council completed the $6 million capacity and safety improvement project for Prebensen Drive upgrading the road to four lanes, including a three metre wide shared pathway on the southern side.
Onekawa is a suburb of the city of Napier, and houses a high proportion of industry trade businesses. This “light industrial” zone supports a wide range of industrial, warehousing and distribution, and commercial activity serving industry throughout the Hawke’s Bay region.
The arterial boundaries for Onekawa include Prebensen Drive, Taradale Road and the Napier-Hastings Expressway providing easy access to Napier Port, Hawke’s Bay Airport, the twin cities and the main highway heading either north or south.
On the northern side of Prebensen Drive, lies the smaller industrial zone of Pandora. With easy access to Napier Port, the sought-after Pandora main industrial precinct is home to such firms as Fonterra, Tumu Timbers and Gough Cat. Hawke’s Bay Seafood’s is also located in Pandora
On the outer edge of the precinct is Port Ahuriri, home to restaurants, bars, nightlife and multiple accommodation options.