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I thought that the land where the car-park is was private land due to the fact that it has a different address. Good news, it will probably be developed sooner rather than later, here's hoping :)
 

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Good to see some logs being moved by rail in Orangekiwi's photo. New Zealand really needs to get it together regarding freight rail. When I was back in NZ this winter my, otherwise wonderful, Northland vacation was significantly tarnished by the absurd number of logging trucks on the road.

I can grudgingly accept NZ may never have inter city passenger rail to any meaningful extent but surely the economic argument for freight is pretty strong?

More on topic, this building looks very promising. A lot of really nice mid rise happening on the fringe these days.
 

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Unfortunately National is pushing quite hard to close the northern line so it's quite possible that in a years time there will be no rail link north of Auckland. A cynic would say this is important for them to justify their holiday highway. You really have to question a government that won't spend a few million to upgrade the rail line up there but is pushing to spend billions on a highway to save a few seconds of travel time. They've already spent 100 million on planning the holiday highway, that would have gone a long long way to fixing up the tunnels on the railway line which are too small for large containers and building the connection to Marsden which would have the benefit of taking pressure off Auckland.
 

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Unfortunately National is pushing quite hard to close the northern line so it's quite possible that in a years time there will be no rail link north of Auckland.
That's really depressing news. Hopefully Julie Anne Genter can reopen it immediately upon taking over the transport portfolio in 2014. What a seachange that would be after having to endure Joyce and Brownlee for the past 6 years. Jesus wept.
 
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This is much bigger than I anticipated, you can see it from so many angles around Newmarket, it should look great from the Viaduct.
 
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Green offices get big response

Watercare Services is the anchor tenant in Newmarket's first green-star office building, which already has tenants signed up for more than half of its space nearly a year before completion. Watercare has entered into an agreement to occupy 5600sq m of space in the Nuffield Corporate Centre being constructed by Mansons TCLM at 73 Remuera Road, Newmarket. The organisation will relocate about 460 staff from two buildings in Newmarket and East Tamaki to the five-star green-rated building due for completion in December. Paul Hain of Bayleys Real Estate, who negotiated the lease with colleague Steve Orr of Bayleys Auckland, says the sustainability features and the low energy costs incorporated into the design were important considerations in Watercare's decision to lease the building. "Its high seismic rating was a significant factor as well from a risk-management point of view, given that Watercare is an essential service provider." Watercare Services, which is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to the entire Auckland region, will lease the top two floors and part of Level 2 of the 12,796sq m building for 12 years, with rights of renewal ... MORE
 
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Yet-to-be-completed commercial building signs tenant

Auckland’s newest green star office building already has tenants signed up for more than half of its space close to 10 months ahead of completion - with infrastructure company Watercare Services as its anchor tenant. Watercare Services Limited has entered into an agreement to occupy 5,600 square metres of space in the Nuffield Corporate Centre being constructed by Mansons TCLM at 73 Remuera Road, Newmarket. The organisation, which is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to the entire Auckland region, will relocate approximately 460 staff from two buildings that it currently occupies in Nuffield Street Newmarket and East Tamaki, to the 5-Star green rated building due for completion in December this year. Watercare Services will lease the top two floors and part of Level 2 of the 12,796 square metres building for a term of 12 years, with rights of renewal. It will also be provided with185 basement carparks and naming rights on the building. Bayleys Real Estate’s Paul Hain, who negotiated the lease with Bayleys Auckland colleague Steve Orr, says Mansons will take over Watercare’s unexpired lease and make good obligations in its current premises. In another recently concluded lease in the same building, negotiated by John Halstead of Bayleys Auckland, Avanti Finance will occupy 1200 square metres of space on the ground floor, also on a 12-year lease with a six-year right of renewal and stepped rental increases of three percent per annum. Hain says this is one of the first Green Star buildings to be developed in Newmarket and has generated significant tenant interest. ”Being the most active developer of top end office space in the market at present, Manson is well attuned to what larger tenants want,” Mr Hain said ... MORE
 
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