Kiwi Property has secured Farmers for its proposed Galleria Sylvia Park mall expansion, due to be completed in 2020.

Farmers has agreed to lease the 8000sq m of space to create a new two-level department store.

Chris Gudgeon, chief executive of Kiwi Property, said shoppers had been asking for a Farmers store to open at Sylvia Park.

"Farmers is an iconic and much-loved New Zealand brand and a perfect fit for our expansion plans for the centre, which could comprise up to 20,000sq m of additional retail space," Gudgeon said.

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Kiwi Property was planning to be in a position to give the green light to its Galleria expansion project by mid-2018, following board approval.

According to a Nielsen survey, Sylvia Park is New Zealand's favourite shopping centre.

Sylvia Park is home to more than 200 retailers, including H&M and Zara, and attracts more than 14 million visitors every year.

"Our vision for Sylvia Park is to create a truly world-class retail offer, with the objective of positioning the centre firmly as Auckland's most attractive shopping destination," Gudgeon said.

Cleaver & Co, The Little District, Birdie's Bar and Deli will join Sylvia Park's new dining precinct The Grove.