Identified Sites of Interest
Within Upper Hutt, Alexander Road, the South Pacific Industrial Park complex, Whakatiki Street and Montgomery Crescent have been specifically identified as sites of interest for industrial growth as they demonstrate the most immediate potential for industrial development. This is due to existing industry, nature and location of available land, each with proximity benefits as described in more detail below.
To view current commercial lease opportunities, commercial property investment opportunities, or commercial and industrial zoned land opportunities, speak to some of our local real estate agents.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us here at Council.
Alexander Road offers seismically stable, mixed parcels of flat land. Some of this land is currently occupied by industry; however there is still considerable land ready for use. Infrastructure services are suitable for a mixture of light to heavy commercial/industrial activity.
The competitiveness around this site has been in the available land with specialist character which is separated from residential areas, easy to access, and equipped with ultra-fast broadband, roads, and piping infrastructure. This site has a number of advantages to the ICT sector including: appropriate sizing, low visual profile requirement, seismically stable land (away from fault lines on soil that is not subject to liquefaction), out of any floodplains, away from tsunami and dam inundation zones, excellent accessibility to fibre optic and satellite communication links, and high voltage power.
The Alexander Road site will also be of interest to the cluster sector supporting security and safety, as within this locality resides the NZ Defence Force, a shooting range, and the Rimutaka Prison.
South Pacific Industrial Park
A mixture of light and heavy industrial, this commercial site was formally owned by South Pacific Tyres and went from being fully occupied to empty with its closure. This left Upper Hutt with 25-30 hectares of vacant available space until it was bought by CBD Industrial in 2008.
Since the purchase of the site, the owner has spent money on new infrastructure, facilities and buildings, and has created a competitive edge which has attracted new businesses to Upper Hutt.
Between 2008 and 2013, 46 businesses established themselves in South Pacific Industrial Park, showing that growth in the commercial industrial sector of Upper Hutt is alive and well.
Park Street is centrally located, a short distance from the city centre. It is zoned for industrial use and houses big box retail, such as Mitre 10 Mega and Briscoes, as well as several industrial sites. This area offers opportunities to businesses and developers looking for land for technological industrial activities that operate under unique conditions, as the nature of this land supports environmentally sensitive developments, such as ICT and technology. It is for this reason that Quick Circuit set up in Park Street. Development opportunities are already being marketed, suitable for factory, logistics, warehousing and distribution.
Montgomery Crescent is a mixture of commercial and commercial industrial with a focus on light to heavy. The majority of businesses here are manufacturing, automotive, and construction products. This area is well built up with only a handful of small sections under development. However, availability of these parcels is scarce as most are owned by existing businesses that have retained ownership for expansion. There are some opportunities within this area. This site has residential neighbours on one side.
Whakatiki Industrial Park
Whakatiki Industrial Park is home to mostly commercial and light industrial businesses with one large heavy industrial business in the area. It includes a combination of construction and home improvement products, food manufacturing, automotive, and wholesale traders.
Development opportunities exist on the 2.9 hectare site at the end of Jupiter Grove. This site is likely to need some remedial work if developed due to past usage. This site is surrounded by residential sites, and meets the Hutt River at one end.
Eastern Hutt Road site
The Eastern Hutt Road site is over 8 hectares of business/industrial zoned land available for development. The site has the ability to provide for activities requiring relatively higher heavy vehicle movements and larger buildings due to not being located near potentially sensitive activities and having good road access.
Nicolaus Street and Refreshment Place
Nicolaus Street houses a pocket of industrial businesses in Trentham. The adjoining Refreshment Place is business commercially zoned and primarily houses a 130,000sq foot packaging plant.