Bunnings build on track

The construction of the Bunnings Invercargill trade centre is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Photo: Jenet Gellatly

CONSTRUCTION is progressing as planned with the Bunnings Invercargill trade centre expected to open by the end of this year.

Bunnings New Zealand director Ben Camire said the centre, which was expected to cost $7 million, on the corner of Victoria Ave and Bill Richardson Dr, would span about 4000sqm and feature a fully covered trade drive-through.

“We believe the site is well positioned for a Bunnings Trade Centre in the growing area of Invercargill, and we’re really looking forward to opening the doors and getting to know tradies in the area.”

It was expected 80 jobs would be generated throughout the centre’s construction, with 20 jobs created once the centre opened.

Its product range would be relevant to local trade customers and it would offer bulk delivery orders to construction sites.

There were seven other similar Bunnings trade centres throughout New Zealand with sales targeted at the building and construction sectors, electricians, landscapers, plumbers, farmers and members of the rural community.

There had been no delays in the construction, Mr Camire said.