More anchor tenants for Auckland Airport’s outlet centre Mānawa Bay revealed

(Source: Auckland Airport)

Auckland Airport is thrilled to announce Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein will be bringing their international store experience to the $200-million-plus premium outlet shopping centre in Auckland.

The two large stores will anchor the northern end of the centre with a total combined area of 1400sqm, which is the size of over three basketball courts.  

They will join other major retailers who have signed up to Manawa Bay, which include Converse & Hurley, Lorna Jane, Citrine & Co, and two brands with their first ever outlet stores in New Zealand, Swarovski and Helly Hansen, with more due to be announced soon. They are joining the already announced Kate Spade, Coach, Puma, Fila, Under Armour and Flo & Frankie. 

Auckland Airport’s chief commercial officer Mark Thomson said more than 60 per cent of the net lettable areas are now under either signed heads of terms or agreement to lease.  

“We’re proud to be sharing a selection of the tenants signing up to Manawa Bay, it’s an exciting time for this project and the experience this will bring to customers seeking quality outlet shopping in New Zealand.  

“The centre is setting a new benchmark for outlet shopping in New Zealand. It’s creating the ultimate experience for customers and this is proving to resonate with leading retailers, including global fashion houses, athleisure and everyday wear brands,” he said. 

In 2022 Auckland Airport broke ground on the 150,000sqm site in the north-east of the airport precinct. Construction of the purpose-built outlet centre is on track for opening in the second half of next year and is set to achieve a 5 Green Star rating.  

The two-skinned insulated roof is halfway complete and a third of the concrete shop floors have already been poured, with over 1000sqm of floor being poured each week. 

When finished, the centre will have 100-plus retail stores with an easy-to-navigate figure-of-eight layout.  

The dining precinct will house 10 dining options, opening onto an alfresco space, overlooking an outdoor play area. It will make the most of its water-facing location and embrace large, light-filled open spaces. There will be an additional three food and beverage options within the centre. 

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