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Kirk’s puts inner city Wellington landmark up for sale

Kirk’s puts inner city Wellington landmark up for sale

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Kirkcaldie & Stains, Wellington’s up-market department store, plans to sell its Harbour City Centre building in the capital city’s Lambton Quay, after several aborted attempts to split its retail and property businesses.

The Wellington-based firm has hired Bayleys to run an international marketing campaign to sell the building by tender, it said in a statement. Any successful purchase will need shareholder approval.

The building was valued at $50 million as at Aug. 31, more than twice the company’s market value of $20.5 million, or $2 a share. The stock rose 1.5 percent today. It was extensively renovated last year to meet earthquake strengthening requirements and is almost fully tenanted by the head office of NZX-listed heavyweight Contact Energy.

Kirkcaldie’s board abandoned plans to separate its retail and property businesses after hiring advisers to investigate the idea in 2012. The review was prompted by a mystery buyer keen on buying the building who subsequently walked away.

The company will hold its annual meeting in Wellington next week on Feb. 19.

(BusinessDesk)


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