The first sections at the new Napier Hill residential development on the landmark site of the former hospital site have gone on the market this week.
Todd Property Group bought the site in 2011 for development.
The sale of the facility returned $5.1 million to the Hawke's Bay District Health Board, much of which would be spent on the region's new mental health inpatient unit, now under construction.
Todd group's managing director, Evan Davies, said it was exciting to see the Hospital Hill site, which had sat vacant for 15 years, gradually being transformed into a unique and appealing new residential community.
"We are really pleased to be able to offer people a stake in this remarkable new development that will revitalise the entire area and community," he said.
"It's a great opportunity for people looking for a fantastic new home and lifestyle at one of the most attractive locations in the Hawke's Bay. "Six large, flat, north-facing sections are up for sale in the first stage of the development which will transform the previously run-down old Napier Hospital site into a high-quality residential community."
The sections are on Hospital Tce with views from Havelock North to Mahia, taking in Westshore, Ahuriri Estuary and the Ruahine and Kaweka ranges.
Tenders for the first sections close on February 20.
Mr Davies said most of the 17 buildings spread over five hectares would eventually come down.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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