Big chunk of Lower Hutt development land

8:42 AM Friday October 7, 2016 Colin Taylor

An aerial view of the 2.2ha general business zoned site for sale in Lower Hutt.

A large chunk of undeveloped land on the edge of Lower Hutt’s commercial and industrial precinct has been placed on the market for sale through a receivership process.

The 2.2ha flat triangular site at 7 Waiu Street comes under a general business zoning allowing for the construction of commercial, industrial, or warehousing premises and is adjacent to the Wainuiomata Mountain Bike Park.

The site was formerly owned by a land development contracting firm which used it as a land-fill site over a number of years before being placed in receivership. The land is being marketed for sale by Bayleys Wellington salespeople Mark Walker and Paul Cudby through a tender process closing on October 26.

Cudby describes the plot as the biggest undeveloped site of its type in the city.

“Under council regulations, the site can operate as one ‘mega’ premises or yard, or could alternatively be subdivided into sections as small as 200 square metres,” he says.

Tucked in an elevated position behind a row of large warehousing units and smaller light industrial business premises, the vacant land has access off Waiu Street at the southern end of town.

Walker says there are multiple permutations for any future owner considering subdividing the land.

“Sitting as it does behind several existing large warehousing premises, a number of sections could be easily configured to add to those existing buildings, or adding additional space to the rear of the operations.

“Alternatively, a commercial office park or terraced light industrial unit development could be established. Hutt City Council has expressed a willingness to discuss development options with any new purchaser with a view to encouraging employment and growing commerce in the city.”