New commercial premises yet to be built in Halifax St have already attracted strong interest from prospective tenants, says a director of the company developing the site.
Roger Gibbons, the governing director of Gibbons Construction, said the three-level building planned for the site would meet the latest engineering and earthquake standard requirements.
Mr Gibbons said the building had been designed to be multi-tenanted, but there was interest from prospective tenants seeking a whole floor.
The new building would replace the one on the site built in the 1950s and which had come to the end of its life, Mr Gibbons said. It most recently housed a muffler firm and a tile shop.
Resource consent applications had been lodged with the council, and it was hoped that construction would start early next year.
The consent process was no more complex than usual, except there was closer attention being paid to construction of the foundations and how the piling systems will work.
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