High-tech of­fice block for vil­lage

Hastings Leader - - News -

“The tran­quil out­look to the stream and green ar­eas has cre­ated a re­laxed, yet vi­brant, en­vi­ron­ment.”

Mind­ful of the short­age of park­ing in the Have­lock North, the ONE Have­lock de­vel­op­ment would fea­ture 70 carparks.

“One as­pect that came through in our fo­cus groups was the need for park­ing in the vil­lage and to en­sure that we pro­vide our ten­ants the op­por­tu­nity for growth.”

Project man­ager Terry May said the de­vel­op­ment would re­move a small num­ber of houses and cre­ated a fifth exit from the round­about over the Karamu¯ Stream.

“It’s a very cool project. From a de­sign-qual­ity and buildqual­ity point of view, it’s cer­tainly go­ing to be well up there. In terms of the way it looks, it’s a step above most com­mer­cial prop­er­ties in Hawke’s Bay, that’s for sure.”

May also pointed out the de­vel­op­ment, ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of 2020, would pro­vide much-needed on­site car park­ing for com­mer­cial ten­ants, with room for plenty of vis­i­tor park­ing.

The top floor of the de­vel­op­ment had al­ready been leased, leav­ing room for four more ten­ants on the ground and first floors. The ten­an­cies would suit Hawke’s Bay busi­nesses look­ing to grow or busi­nesses look­ing to re­lo­cate to the Bay.

The de­vel­op­ment in­cor­po­rates three lev­els of of­fice ac­com­mo­da­tion. While the top floor has been leased, ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est are sought for the re­main­ing ar­eas.

“There is quite a big de­mand in Have­lock North, not from big ten­ants of 2000sq m but smaller con­sul­tancy-based com­pa­nies, as well as peo­ple mov­ing from Auck­land. A lot of those peo­ple are liv­ing in Have­lock North and they want an of­fice, even if they are not there full-time. If they have an of­fice in Auck­land and are com­mut­ing back and forth, they still want a base in Have­lock North.”

May said re­source con­sent for of­fice space had been ap­proved by Hast­ings Dis­trict Coun­cil.

“There’s no in­ten­tion for there to be re­tail on the ground floor or for a Sub­way to pop up there.”

Hast­ings Mayor San­dra Ha­zle­hurst said she wel­comed the de­vel­op­ment.

“ONE Have­lock is an­other re­ally pos­i­tive sign of con­tin­ued growth in Have­lock North and re­flects the con­fi­dence peo­ple have in in­vest­ing in our dis­trict.”

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An artist’s im­pres­sion of what the new ONE Have­lock de­vel­op­ment will look like.

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