Award-winning landmark retail development.

Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa

The project

This is an award-winning shopping complex that brings a bustling village hub to what was a drab site comprising a collection of buildings, warehouses and storage yards.

The design, which won the 2017 New Zealand Property Council Awards retail property category, breathes new life into its residential surroundings in Stanmore Bay on Auckland’s Whangaparaoa Peninsular.

The complex is anchored by a striking New World supermarket with large glazed facades, and includes 16 retail spaces in two blocks covering 2.15 hectares to create a village-style development.

The “activated street edge” design of the supermarket gives the site presence - the glazed western and southern elevations create visually active facades to passing vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

The external materials of the retail units fit into the residential environment but stay in theme with the supermarket. The units accommodate a range of uses, including a gastro pub and restaurants, a gym, hairdresser and a medical centre.

The design

The supermarket, with the largest bulk of the project, has been located on the southeast corner of the site to maximise its prominence.

The striking wedge-shaped profile has full-height glazing on two sides to create a living tableau, while cedar weatherboarding and textured concrete wall panels provide more contrast.

The supermarket is connected to the adjacent retail area with a pedestrian walkway and overhead canopy.

The retail outlets are in two blocks – one on a corner of the site so it’s highly visible to passing main-road traffic and the other abutting the supermarket.

The complex has been designed to fit in with its residential environment and to make best use of surrounding contours and parks.

Key details


Stanmore Bay retail development
Foodstuffs and FML Retail
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland
$10.7 million
November, 2016

Project team

Project Architects
Richard Elliott, Dejan Petkovic
Dusko Blazin, Wilson Pickering
Structural Engineering
Dr Victor Lam, Hamid Masoumi
Amresh Kumar
Building Services
Matthew Foskin, Aslam Javed
Tommy Lee, Vito Brkovic
Mike Martin, Jan Czyganowsky
Geotechnical & Environmental
Malcolm Stapleton, Rob Sandquist
Mustafa Al-Haidar, Tim Muller
Wayne Compton, Justin Franklin