Feedback sought at pop-up shop

Following the unveiling of HWCP’s bold Invercargill inner city redevelopment plans earlier this week, people can find out more and share their views at a new pop-up shop which is to open in the CBD this Friday (June 22).

Located on the corner of Esk Street and Cambridge Place Arcade, the pop-up shop will be open daily between 7am – 7pm. Detailed renderings of the plans and visual fly-bys will give people a sense of the design and scale of the development which includes retail shops, a dining precinct, offices, apartments, a medical centre, and four levels of covered carparking.

Feedback is sought on various aspects of the redevelopment including general impressions, design aspects and any areas of interest. People are also able to get in touch with HWCP online at hwcp.nz. Invercargill City Council appointed HWCP director Lindsay Thomas will be onsite tomorrow between 10.30am and 11am to answer questions.

Director Scott O’Donnell recognises that the project has been near and dear to many hearts for a long time and said the pop-up shop was part of HWCP’s commitment to involving the community and seeking their feedback.

“We realise it’s important people have a sense of input and can provide feedback on what will be the new heart of the city. As part of this engagement, we’ve created a competition for people to submit ideas on what the name of the redevelopment should be,” he said.

The $160 million redevelopment is expected to generate a labour spend of $80 million and will require 400 new jobs. Demolition is expected to commence in early 2019, with a development programme of 3-5 years to follow.

 
 
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Seeking community feedback:

Invercargill City Council appointed HWCP director Lindsay Thomas will be onsite at HWCP’s new pop-up shop in Esk Street tomorrow between 10.30am and 11am to talk with people.

 
 
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