Catalina Bay

Developed by Willis Bond & Co and masterplanned by Cheshire Architects, Catalina Bay is proposed to follow a four stage plan with the first stage focusing on the refurbishment of existing heritage buildings on site. Three further stages are planned to include 60-80 quality apartments alongside a mixture of commercial, hospitality and retail tenancies. 
Central to the Catalina Bay development is the area's Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) history. Originally built circa 1928, the location became Auckland’s premiere flying boat base where it housed and flew the Sunderland and Catalina seaplanes. This history echoes through the design and development.

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Hobsonville Point is an award-winning masterplanned community delivered by Hobsonville Land Company, and will have an end population of over 10,000 residents. Situated in the heart of this community, and connected by ferry, bus and both north and west motorways, Catalina Bay is ideally located and easy to get to. 

An impressive 4km Coastal Walkway winds through Catalina Bay, connecting the precinct to the wider area. 

Despite Auckland's harbour location, it is difficult to find a co-oridnated mixed use precinct on the water. Catalina Bay is uniquely positioned and ready to be transformed into an active seaside village.

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The Farmers Market are temporarily operating out of The Fabric Building by the ferry terminal, while their new home is refurbished at the base of the Launch Road steps. 

The unique setting wharf-side along with live music adds to the vibrant atmosphere. The Farmers Market is undercover, and there is ample parking. Stay for a coffee and have a bite to eat from the variety of food vendors, buy your fresh produce for the week or just browse around the unique handmade items on sale.

Farmers Market This Weekend

Every Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 1:00pm

Catalina Bay, by the Ferry Terminal, Hobsonville Point, Auckland

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Stage One consists of commercial, hospitality and retail opportunities within the character-filled RNZAF buildings. These iconic buildings provide a solid framework which is steeped history and will be restored sympathetically, complemented by modern design accents. Stage One tenancies will be completed progressively from late-2017 through to late-2018.

As the precinct is developed, there will be a wide variety of leasing options available.

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Willis Bond & Co

Willis Bond & Co is one of New Zealand’s leading developers and specialises in large-scale real estate in urban and waterfront environments. The company is responsible for the country’s largest apartment development in Wynyard Quarter and has a long and enviable reputation for creating multiple award-winning buildings. 

Willis Bond works with best in class architects, engineers and construction teams, and has an unparalleled track record for completing projects on time and within budget.


Cheshire Architects

A trans-disciplinary design practice, Cheshire is responsible for designing and curating some of Auckland’s most successful precincts, including Britomart and the City Works Depot. Cheshire’s advice has been integrated from the beginning of Catalina Bay’s design process to ensure alignment across the entire development of a consistent vision. This vision dictates everything, from masterplanning and architecture through to branding and product design. Cheshire’s strong design curation ensures the final result will be an integrated and cohesive development with its own seaside identity. 


LT McGuinness

A third generation family construction company, LT McGuinness has the experience, resources and capability to deliver large commercial projects on time and within budget. This includes access to a talented permanent workforce, unrivaled experience in over 65 years of operation (including projects over $100 million), technical skills and innovation, quality plant and equipment and an experienced management team. Utilising an early partnership with a main building contractor has proved invaluable in minimising risk and adding value to the construction process. LT McGuinnes is a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council. 


Hobsonville Land Company

HLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Housing New Zealand Corporation responsible for delivering the Hobsonville Point development. HLC undertakes a high level of involvement over the entire project, from the planning and design of homes, streets and neighbourhoods, through to the building programme and engagement of the local and wider community. HLC exercises good relationships with central and local government agencies, developer partners, builder partners and residents to make their projects a success.


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Dredging has commenced at Catalina Bay

Dredging has commenced at Catalina Bay

March 17, 2017

Dredging has commenced at Catalina Bay, undertaken by Hobsonville Land Company. 

The dredging will create a permanent wet edge on the sea wall that surrounds Catalina Bay, completing the perfect seaside setting.

Dredging is scheduled to be completed in the next few months.

Catalina Bay development unveiled

Catalina Bay development unveiled

March 17, 2017

Willis Bond & Co Ltd unveiled its ideas yesterday for Catalina Bay, formerly known as The Landing, at Hobsonville Point.

The project takes in the former Catalina flying boat workshops beside the ferry terminal where the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market has been based, the Sunderland flying boat hangar (which has been stripped down to its framing) and land beside the hangar where apartments will be built.

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Air force history preserved in plans for Catalina Bay development

Air force history preserved in plans for Catalina Bay development

March 16, 2017

Historic air force buildings and hangars will be restored in the first stage of the multi-million dollar Catalina Bay development at Hobsonville Point, near Auckland.

Developer Willis Bond & Co has revealed its plans for the former Hobsonville Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base, which focus on creating a new gateway to the west from the water.

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Multi-million dollar Hobsonville project announced

Multi-million dollar Hobsonville project announced

March 16, 2017

A new $100 million-plus food and dining, office and apartment precinct has been announced for a waterfront site at Hobsonville Point on Auckland's north-western fringe.

Mark McGuinness, managing director of developers Willis Bond, said construction of the Catalina Bay project had started, creating space for food and beverage services, 6000sq m of offices and up to 80 apartments.

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Construction has commenced at Catalina Bay

Construction has commenced at Catalina Bay

March 06, 2017

Appointed construction contractor LT McGuinness has begun work on site at Catalina Bay. A site compound has been established, and work has begun on the cladding for the Catalina Workshops. Pile preparation is underway.

Construction of Stage One is expected to complete progressively from late-2017 to late-2018.