The land and buildings housing one of the biggest provincial private medical centres in the Bay of Plenty has been placed on the market for sale.
The 1529m2 medical complex at 4 Clive Road in Katikati houses five healthcare professional operations, including the Katikati Medical Centre, JS & JA Allan Pharmacy, Bay Radiology, Pathlab Bay of Plenty, and Osborne Physio.
Katikati Medical Centre's core clinical services employ some 32 staff – including eight general practitioners, nine nurses, and administrative support personnel.
Two of the tenants sub-let space – one to a dental service and the other to a hearing clinic – making the Clive Road property one of the biggest full-service private medical centres in the region.
The individual tenancies share common areas within the building, ranging from the main entrance and foyer with adjoining staff and patient toilets, through to a staff lunchroom.
The predominantly single-storey property is being marketed for sale by tender by Bayleys Tauranga, with tenders closing at 4pm on August 2.
Bayleys Tauranga salesperson Brendon Bradley says there is an immediate opportunity to lift revenues from the property by leasing a currently vacant suite containing two consultation rooms.
“The complimentary nature and focus of all business within the centre enable users to access a one-stop facility. This is a considerable benefit for both the business tenants and their customers who record high levels of user-satisfaction.”
The building was original constructed in 1979 of brick veneer and timber framing on concrete slab floor and has been added to several times over the intervening decades. The complex meets 100 per cent of new build standards and sits on 4305m2 of freehold land in a rectangular shape.
Brendon says the property contains uncovered car parking for 57 vehicles, with additional covered and secured car parking for five vehicles, and a space specially reserved for ambulance access. Convenient vehicular access to the corner-site property is off either Clive Road or Beach Road.
Katikati's population has been recording steady growth over the past five years – rising by 2.59 per cent year-on-year according to latest census data. It is currently estimated to be home to 4642 people.
To sustain the town's rising population, Western Bay of Plenty District Council last year began a feasibility study to look at the options for expanding Katikati's residential zoning around the west of the central business district.