Situated at the foot of Mt Wellington and at the entrance to Stonefields in East Auckland, the Stonefields Market creates a vibrant sense of community and serves as a hub to the 6,500+ residents living in the area. The architecturally designed, open-air development boasts a range of popular upmarket stores and eateries, as well as accommodating commercial offices, a childcare centre, and healthcare space.
Ease of access was a primary focus of the urban design, and care was taken by all parties to manage circulation and parking. The team ensured that vehicles do not dominate or conflict with the pedestrian paths.
“Stonefields Market is a high-quality, modern shopping centre at the heart of a popular Auckland suburb. The overall Stonefields development is an example of ongoing intensification, representing a newer trend of master-planned communities.”
Large-scale residential development in Stonefields saw an increase of residents, necessitating a local town centre that would create a gathering place and assist the community in developing its own identity. Stonefields Market occupies the site of a former quarry. The architectural concept was to connect the community to the origin and history of Stonefields, creating a neighbourhood centre that is modern yet timeless.
The retail offering within the market was limited to the size and comprehensive nature of existing retail developments on the perimeter of the site. Strong connections are built to enable travel by foot, bicycle, bus, and private vehicle. Stonefields Market is a true neighbourhood hub that provides essential services and convenience.