Surveyors mark out fresh sites
Land surveyors have been out in force mapping seven new development sites at Riverlands Industrial Estate.
Ayson and Partners surveyors positioned boundary pegs over about 8 hectares of land to map out new lots.
The land is owned by Wine Business Park and the lots range in size from 2000 square metres to 3ha.
Infrastructure Resources director Steve Stuart has been appointed Wine Business Park's project manager and will oversee the development of the sites.
New wineries and an expansion of a tanker cleaning business were among the plans for the sites, Stuart said.
"They [buyers of the lots] are existing players that want to expand. The aim is to create a wine cluster." They were encouraging wine-related businesses to buy sections to build and expand their companies, he said.
Ayson and Partners director Terry McGrail said surveying was one of the first phases in the development of the land.
Two of the seven lots had already sold to WineWorks for a wine storage warehouse, he said.
The final design for the warehouse was completed and construction would begin soon, McGrail said.
A pressurised sewer system and advanced stormwater treatment, which would reduce the level of pollutants being discharged into the Wairau Lagoon, was also in the plans, McGrail said.
Surveyor Helmut Adendorff said work began on the site about four months ago and they only had two days left until their part was complete.
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