Second Laneway Project to Start

Second Laneway Project to Start

Friday, June 23, 2017

Physical work on Hawera’s second town centre redevelopment project is about to start with the demolition of the old butchers shop in High Street in the first week of July.

Site Development LTD has been awarded the contract to demolish the existing building, in preparation for development of an attractive pedestrian thoroughfare from the Napier Street carpark to High Street.

“The aim is to better connect the Napier Street car park with the main street and the soon to-be-built Centre for Heritage, Arts, Library, Culture and Information (CHALCI),” says South Taranaki District Council project co-ordinator Phil Waite.

“The open-aired thoroughfare will be a combination of paving and greenspace, with a similar style to the recently completed Campbell Lane.Work is also being undertaken to refurbish the Grubi Building to turn it into two new retail spaces,” he says.

“The intention is the Grubi Arcade and toilets will remain open while the demolition work is taking place, however there may be some occasions when access may be temporarily closed, for health and safety reasons,” says Mr Waite.

Mr Waite says he expects the final designs will be completed by the end of July so that work on the new laneway can start sometime around October or November.