Ponsonby's New Local Shaping Up

One of Ponsonby’s largest developments is taking shape and locals passing the former DYC Vinegar site will be able to see the beginnings of their new Countdown supermarket.

Large steel frames have gone up on the Pollen Street side of the development, signalling the start of one of the first, major above-ground stages of the build.

“These frames form the central structure of the building and it’s an important step in the supermarket taking shape in coming months,” says Progressive Enterprises General Manager for Property Adrian Walker.

“The build is on track and over the next few months there will be a lot more to see as we complete the foundations and move to the next stage.”

After months of drawing up plans and working to create the best fit for the site, the development team has also ticked off another important milestone with the completion of the exterior design.

“We’re really pleased with the design for the Cider Building, which will house the new Countdown. The exterior design is always important because it creates the first impression,” says Walker. “We’ve worked hard to ensure it works for the site and for the area.”

The Cider Building will also include specialty retail and office space along the Williamson Avenue frontage. The Vinegar Lane residential development (on the Crummer Road side) is also progressing well with the last sections due for handover to their private owners shortly.

With the estimated completion date set for the second quarter of 2016, this time next winter you might not have to venture so far in the elements for your last-minute dinner essentials!

The development team is working to keep disruptions to a minimum while they get the project finished. If you have any queries you can contact the Project Director David Lippard on M: 021 727 254 or david@integratedpm.co.nz, talk to Ebert’s Project Manager Ross Duxfield on M: 021 421 045 or visit the site office at 54 Ponsonby Road.