Work on the four-storey Farmers complex in Silverdale is progressing well and is expected to be complete next July, after which the interior fit out will begin.
The building, on the corner of Millwater Parkway and Silverdale Street, includes an undercover shopping plaza, a 5490sqm Farmers store over two levels and up to 30 retail stores (including Whitcoulls, Stevens and three cafés).
The multi-level parking lot is currently being erected and its floors will be poured within the next month.
Speculation has been rife on the Coast over the impact that the new centre may have on The Plaza in Whangaparaoa – Farmers, Whitcoulls and Stevens are all part of the James Pascoe Group and all currently have stores in The Plaza.
Farmers Trading Company chief financial officer Michael Power says any decision regarding the future of Farmers, Whitcoulls and Stevens in The Plaza remains confidential.