NZ Urban Development News - 17 Oct


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 17 October 2017

Small container mall for empty Colombo St site in Christchurch


A container mall similar to Re:Start has just got the go-ahead for an empty central city site.

The city council has granted resource consent to Sam Hung Hong Ltd to install five shipping containers on the corner of Colombo and Tuam Sts, which will house hospitality and retail tenants.


Bayfair confirms $100m expansion: Cinema + 50 new shops

Tauranga shopping mall Bayfair has confirmed its long-rumoured expansion, revealing plans for a $100 million upgrade including 50 new shops and a seven-screen cinema complex.


The 30-year-old shopping centre, owned by AMP Capital, will grow by a third, with another 9000sq m of floor space taking the total size to 42,000sq m.

Hotel boom hits Arthurs Point in Queenstown


An Auckland-based Chinese developer is proposing a huge hotel and serviced apartment complex at the eastern edge of Queenstown's Arthurs Point.

Shuguang Li's company '182 Arthurs Point Ltd' has applied for a resource consent for the 2.15-hectare site between Arthurs Point Road and a terrace overlooking the Shotover River.


Tourism boss welcomes Auckland hotel reopening

This week's reopening of a big Auckland waterfront hotel will help alleviate the critical accommodation shortage, but thousands more hotel rooms are still needed in the city, a tourism boss says.

Chris Roberts, Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive, welcomed the New Zealand's first M Social hotel on Quay St opposite Princes Wharf.

It is the second M Social to open in the world - the first is a 293-room Singapore hotel with interiors by renowned designer Philippe Stark.

Housing NZ questioned over Irish prefab plans


An Irish company is rumoured to be in the box seat to provide thousands of prefabricated houses to Housing New Zealand - leading to fears Kiwi businesses may be left out in the cold.

A Fast House employee has said the firm is “close to finalising” a deal - but Housing NZ has refused to comment on its discussions with the company.

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Auckland monthly housing update, October 2017

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