Trustpower’s new purpose-built premises in Severn St is still on track for a mid-2021 opening.
On Monday, the construction site was blessed by Anne Te Maiharoa-Dodds. The small blessing ceremony was attended by representatives from local iwi, De Geest Construction and Trustpower.
A Trustpower spokesman said construction work on the company’s new purpose-built facility in Severn St, being developed by De Geest Construction, was scheduled to start on June 26.
“We are still on track for a mid-2021 opening at this stage,” the spokesman said.
The New Zealand power, gas, broadband and phone company has reached an agreement to lease the new building at 10-12 Severn St for its 90 Oamaru employees.
The purpose-built facility would be designed around “activity-based working”, an environment that allowed staff to choose from a variety of different settings to suit the nature of the work they were doing at the time, Trustpower customer operations general manager Fiona Smith said earlier this year.