14 April 2021, Veros

Spotlight on thriving new town centre

The latest issue of Waikato Business News features a four-page spread on Rototuna Village, detailing the project journey and its success from concept to completion.

Rototuna Village is a thriving new town centre, a proven example of new generation neighbourhood centre design in provincial New Zealand. The  2,296sqm of mixed retail, hospitality and commercial space is a prominent gateway to the village and an anchor building to set the tone for quality, identity and design for the remainder of the town centre. Rototuna Village is a comprehensively master planned development, bringing together a symbiotic mix of local businesses and tenants, and in the true sense of the words, is a place where the people of Rototuna live, work and play.

Our team are proud to have been a part of this project with Kirkdale Investments Ltd, and are thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight and share the project story with Waikato Business News.

See the excerpt below:

Rototuna Village’s new office and retail building will open fully tenanted as the burgeoning area proves a drawcard for business.

The paired buildings at the entrance to the new community centre in the north of Hamilton have been issued their code compliance certificate, with some retail outlets already open and the finishing touches to other tenant fitouts being completed.

Development manager Gareth Strawbridge, of Veros, says it is an up-and-coming area for tenants.

“There was a desire to be part of an exciting community that is growing in the north.”

The high-profile buildings, which set the tone for stage 1 of the new centre, are situated on the corner of Borman Road and North City Road in Rototuna North.

The sought-after north Hamilton location, with a growing population, has played a part in attracting tenants, while the neighbouring supermarket is also appealing for retailers, Strawbridge says.

He says the quality of the building has been a key factor for the developers, Kirkdale Investments, who wanted to deliver a long-term generational investment. Kirkdale have a strong connection with the land, having previously formed part of the family farm.

Strawbridge says latest stages of general residential zoned housing have sold out, with a medium density development in design. Veros are managing the design and consenting for Kirkdale who, he says, are wanting to develop high quality medium density housing, with a focus on urban design and amenity.

Strawbridge says Hamilton City Council are due to start the library build this year, while Summerset retirement village is close to completion.

Nearby, Rototuna High School is also about to start design for new buildings and Hamilton Christian School is set to kick off a programme for new classrooms , he says.

“There is a lot going on in the area that is attracting a large amount of enquiry from residents and businesses. This is certainly an exciting time for Rototuna,” he says.

Veros’ participation in the development started in mid-2018.

The firm has been involved from the concept design stage, working through initial feasibility and site investigations, then driving design and procurement, overseeing construction of the building contract and is also the asset manager now the building is complete. “It has been a privilege to be involved in the project with Kirkdale, and provide Veros’ full cycle of services from concept to delivery,” says Strawbridge who has been involved from the start.

“The Village is a great outcome for Rototuna North, and is a project that Kirkdale, Veros, Byrne & Enright and Form Construction are very proud of.”

Read the full feature here 

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