Mitre 10 Te Puke responds to strong area growth

Posted By CBC / 09 June 2016 / News / No Comments

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Earthworks will begin shortly in preparation for the refurbishment and extension of the new Te Puke Mitre 10 store on the corner of Oxford and Queen Street.

Te Puke Mitre 10 company directors Bob and Berwyn Fergusson said the development will include a revamp of the old New World building by adding a larger structure to the northern end and developing a bigger garden centre.

“In comparison to our existing site, the new site will have approximately twice the retail space and five times the garden area. Plus, the site will include 42 dedicated car parks for Mitre 10,” Mr Fergusson said.

In fact, the extension will give Mitre 10 a new building over 1700m².“

We want to continue the practice where people have the space and time to ‘Shop Te Puke’,” Mr Fergusson said. “The increased retail space will provide an opportunity for an enhanced product range.”

Mrs Fergusson said the increased space would allow the team to offer more choice for customers. “We’ve always wanted to move into the serious DIY market but haven’t had the space,” Mrs Fergusson said. “With the new site we’ll be in a better position to meet the needs of our customers. The size and scale of the garden area has always been a concern but now with the bigger space we’ll be able to offer a more comprehensive plant and accessory range.”

Peter Cooney, Classic Developments co-director and the property developers for Mitre 10, said it is great to be working with the Fergusson’s and Te Puke Mitre 10 in developing a store that will bring multiple benefits to the area. He also says residents need to know that site works will start soon.

“While the site is under construction it will be off limits to the public,” Mr Cooney said. “This could be as early as next week. We expect to see site development and construction taking us through until December, and the area will not be accessible to the public until January 2017 or thereabouts.”

Mr Cooney said that although access to the site will be limited, they have done their best to maximise car parking at the rear of Mitre 10 in conjunction with the needs of construction for the new site. Jellicoe Street parking has not changed but the parking at the rear will.

With town dynamics and surrounding districts changing Mr Fergusson said it was just a matter of time before the business needed to expand. “We are confident the move to a larger site will suit the future needs of the district. We are thrilled to be a part of that growth,” he said.