The first pour of the second floor of the Invercargill Central CBD carpark, pictured Brent Hix of Hix Concrete power floating the concrete.
Concrete for the second floor car park of the Invercargill CBD block redevelopment has been poured.
Early next month, the seventh crane in the central block will go up, a reflection of the bustling progress down 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 happening,” O’Donnell said.
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“It’s great for Invercargill.”
Invercargill Central reported three-quarters of the concrete precast panels of the anchor-tenant Farmers building are in place.
The Farmers store is expected to be completed by mid-2022, with food outlets set to open about September 2022, and the rest of the stores to open by the end of 2022.
Last week the concrete was poured for the second floor of the car park, and construction of the HWR office tower begun, however it would be several weeks before progress of the tower could be seen above ground.
There would be space for more than 600 cars in the block development.
The HWR office tower, on the corner of Esk and Dee streets, will house about 100 of the company’s staff members.
Steel work also continued to be installed behind the Coxhead facade on Esk St and would be starting behind the Cambridge Arcade facade soon.