Keen interest from trades in Bupa work
Bupa Care Services has received at least 80 tenders for the next round of building at the $23 million retirement home and village in Invercargill.
Property project co-ordinator Matthew Brown said Bupa had received three to four tenders for each of the 28 contracts for building, plumbing, electrical, windows, internal joinery, mechanical, hydraulic, drywall, gib stopping and painting work.
He said the latest round of tenders - which closed on August 17 - were for the care home only.
Trades would be awarded by late September and construction would begin soon after, he said.
Bupa was aiming to have 22 units and the community centre completed by Christmas, with the first rooms in the care home ready next year.
Construction has started on the separate retirement village, with 22 trades getting three to four tenders per trade. Mr Brown said 95 per cent of the village trades had been awarded.
A number of trades in the latest round were Southland based.
Bupa was granted consent to build 62 villas and a care home on 4 hectares in Racecourse Rd in May. When completed, the development is expected to create 60 jobs for caregivers, registered nurses, housekeeping and maintenance staff.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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