Development of Invercargill’s CBD block is progressing
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The first pour of the second floor of the Invercargill Central CBD parking lot, shown as Brent Hix of Hix Concrete Power floating the concrete.
The concrete for the parking lot on the second floor of the redevelopment of the Invercargill CBD block has been poured.
Early next month, the seventh crane in the center block will ascend, reflecting the lively progression below.
Invercargill Central Ltd director Scott O’Donnell said everything for the project was on track.
“It’s great to see out the front window and see cranes going up and things going on,” O’Donnell said.
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“It’s great for Invercargill.”
Invercargill Central reported that three quarters of the pre-fabricated concrete panels for the main tenant Farmers building are in place.
The Farmers store is expected to be completed by mid-2022, with grocery stores opening around September 2022 and the rest of the stores opening by the end of 2022.
Concrete was poured for the second floor of the parking lot last week and construction of the HWR office tower began, but it would be several weeks before the progress of the tower was visible above ground.
There would be room for more than 600 cars in the development of the block.
The HWR office tower at the corner of Esk and Dee streets will house approximately 100 company staff.
Steel work also continued to be installed behind the Coxhead facade on Esk St and would soon begin behind the Cambridge Arcade facade.