High-tech office block for village
“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.”
An artist’s impression of what the new ONE Havelock development will look like.