Tahunanui Drive is getting a shake-up with two major developments planned for 2017.
Manor Property Services (MPS) are moving from their Vanguard St premises to the old Superior Spares wrecking yard next to Tahunanui School.
MPS Director Mark Forbes says the old buildings will be moved off the site within the next few weeks, with the development to start in about a month’s time.
The new design and build, which is set to open in April/May 2017, will also be home to David Spence Kitchens, which is moving from its current St Vincent St location.
Mark says they purchased the land 12 months ago and they have been busy doing the design and getting compliance in place.
He says Tahunanui Drive is the “ideal” location for MPS.
“It has a good profile and it’s central for our 35 staff,” he says.
Meanwhile, The House Renovators on the corner of Tahunanui Drive and Green St is set to close in the New Year, and become a Night ‘n Day store.
The late night convenience store has 50 franchises around New Zealand, including one in Stoke and one in Nelson.
A spokesperson from Night ‘n Day says they have not confirmed a timeframe for development yet, while a spokesperson from The House Renovators says they will be holding a closing down auction early next year, with a date yet to be confirmed.