A 620 square metre concrete warehouse has risen from the ashes of a former Matakana automotive workshop that burned to the ground in November 2016.
The old Matakana Autos site on Matakana Valley Road stayed empty for two years after the blaze, but now a large, double fronted tilt-slab warehouse with 14 carparks is going up in its place.
Barfoot & Thompson commercial sales agent Graeme Perigo said the building was under contract and negotiations were taking place with a potential sole tenant, and he was hopeful contracts would be settled as Mahurangi Matters went to press.
“It should all be done and dusted soon,” he said. “But the terms and the use are currently confidential to the parties negotiating.”
Neigbouring businesses said one rumour was circulating that it might be a brewery.
Mr Perigo said the commercially-zoned property was in a good, central location with sought-after road frontage, and building works were expected to be completed by July or August.