04 November 2013
The next time you stop by the Auckland Airport shopping centre take a closer look; there have been some significant changes.
The airport’s asset manager Paul Kenna says that the shopping centre is currently receiving a makeover, both inside and out.
External changes that will make access to the centre even easier are underway, with a new roundabout being installed on John Goulter Drive and a new left-in, left-out turn now in operation, allowing entry and exit directly onto George Bolt Memorial Drive
Inside the centre, The Warehouse Auckland Airport has had a refresh, as part of a nationwide store refurbishment, creating a lighter, brighter environment that is easier to shop in.
Store manager Bronwyn Clayden says the feedback from the airport community so far has been overwhelmingly positive and she is proud to showcase the new look. “Our customers and community are the core focuses of our business.”
The recently opened KFC and Carl’s Jr. outlets are new to the centre. The restaurants represent a $4.5 million investment by Restaurant Brands, signalling the company’s confidence in the shopping centre’s growth potential. Each restaurant seats 80 people and is employing 40 local people.
While it’s still a relative newcomer to the New Zealand market, Carl’s Jr. is proving a popular option. Restaurant Brands’ CEO Russel Creedy describes it as the “ultimate destination for burger enthusiasts”.