First spade in the ground for Centralines’ new fit-for-purpose depot

January 14, 2021 08:46 AM
Centralines Chair, Ian Walker (left) and Centralines Vegetation Control Team Leader, John Te Amo at the ground-breaking ceremony at 17 Coughlan Road, Waipukurau on Tuesday.

Central Hawke’s Bay consumer-owned electricity distributor, Centralines Limited, has named Gemco to build its modern, fit-for-purpose depot at 17 Coughlan Road, Waipukurau. 

The ground-breaking ceremony for the 2,600sqm depot was held on Tuesday 12 January, which included a blessing of the site by Centralines Vegetation Control Team Leader, John Te Amo.

Centralines Chair, Ian Walker, said the new depot will provide the space needed to accommodate Centralines’ existing workforce, while providing workplace flexibility to support the company’s growth strategy.

“With Centralines continuing to support Central Hawke’s Bay’s significant growth, we have outgrown our current site. Changes in traffic volume to the current Peel Street site has also reduced access to a single/entry point, which has hindered our vehicle movements.

“As a consumer-owned business, it is pleasing that the new premises will enable us to help deliver further growth for the company and economic benefits for Central Hawke’s Bay, including the provision of employment opportunities through its build. In addition to accommodating the needs of our people, the premises will include multipurpose facilities which will be available for community meetings and events.

“Our people, customers and the community are at the centre of everything we do, and we look forward to the space our new depot will provide to grow and develop our diverse workforce further in the coming years,” Mr Walker said.

The new premises is expected to be completed late 2021.