On Friday 16th January I started to shoot the first of many images for the exciting new Village Exchange Development in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. I will be following this project on a weekly basis until its completion.
The new 40 room boutique five star hotel complex is situated on the site of the 'Icons @ The Tav' pub, formerly known as The Happy Tav, on the corner of Havelock Road and Te Aute Road.
Other aspects of this development include the following:
- Basement parking for 94 vehicles
- 967m2 retail – up to 7 tenancies
- 1962m2 office accommodation
- 579m2 commercial space
- 381m2 restaurant and bar
Design for the complex has been carried out by Napier based firm, Architecture HDT for Mackersey Development.
Below are a series of aerial images taken on the 16th January.
Yesterday afternoon I went back over to the Village Exchange Development in Havelock North. Demolition had progressed since last week, and it looks like the main structural demolition should be completed in the next few days.
Another addition to the site is a rather hefty Crane which I believe will be used during the piling works prior to beginning excavation.
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Hard to believe that another week has passed in the life of this project. On Friday I went along to see what progress has been made and get some new shots.
The demolition of the superstructure was almost complete, except for the small green building adjacent to Joll Road. The sheet piling was well underway which when completed will enable the construction of the underground car parking area.
I'm a little late in adding these to the blog, and hopefully at the end of this week I'll be back again to shoot some more...
Weeks 4 to 6
It's been two weeks since I last added to this blog. During week four, the weather was not playing ball, and for most of the week Hawkes Bay was shrouded in cloud with frequent periods of the wet stuff descending from the sky. Week five was relatively non-eventful on site, so I decided not to fly as there was not much to show you.
Then came week six, this week...
I went along yesterday to to have a look at the site and see what progress had been made. It looks like the majority of the sheet pilling has been installed, and there is now the beginnings of a rather large hole being excavated. This is for the basement car park which will accommodate up to 94 vehicles.