Armstrongs break ground in Botany
The new Armstrong Motor Group development on Ti Rakau Drive is believed to be the genesis of a new vehicle precinct in Botany.
Member of Parliament for Botany, Jami-Lee Ross joined Mark Darrow from Armstrong Motor Group and Managing Director for United Industries, John Williams for a Karakia and blessing of the site by local Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki members on Monday.
Rick Armstrong believes the development on Ti Rakau Drive will pave the way for an automotive hub.
“While a number of dealerships have been represented in the Botany and East Tamaki area over the years, it is still lacking a central automotive hub that areas such as Greenlane have developed,” he explains.
“We are now confident that the Ti Rakau Road area will now become that central point.”
At over 5000 square meters under a single roof, the dealership will house two major motor vehicle brands including Mercedes-Benz. Announcements on the second brand for the Botany site will follow later in the year.
Armstrongs are working in conjunction with Ti Rakau Properties, part of the United Industries Group, to develop the 1.1 hectare Ti Rakau Drive site.
Mr Armstrong is proud to have Mercedes-Benz on the site, which is expected to open in early 2017.
“It is a very important marquee for the Armstrong Group, and I am delighted to expand our partnership," he says.
“Equally, I am delighted to start a new venture in Botany which we see as a fast-growing and vibrant area.
"The South-Eastern suburbs have developed a very unique area of its own in the larger Auckland isthmus, and we look forward to being a part of that vibrant business community.”