Te Ana Marina completion soon – providing vibrant community-focused destination
Most berths are already leased in the new Te Ana Marina, which is due for completion in April. There is considerable interest from businesses looking to become part of this vibrant commercial waterfront development.
Te Ana Marina is LPC’s first step towards regenerating the Inner Harbour as a vibrant community-focused destination with connections to the Lyttelton township.
LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie says the overwhelming feedback from local residents, boat owners and local businesses has been very positive.
“People are encouraged to contact LPC if they wish to license a berth as there are not many left. We are delighted with the level of interest as it shows growing support for the development of a modern walk-on marina in Lyttelton.”
About 120 of the 170 berths for yachts and powerboats that the new marina will offer are already leased. LPC will own and operate the marina and associated facilities.
The first pier was completed before Christmas and was largely filled by the boats which were in the previous marina. The second pier is scheduled for completion in March and the third in April.
Landside, the existing Wool Store is being refurbished and once complete it will have a marina office and public amenities.
“We have some unique leasing opportunities in stage one of our commercial development at Te Ana, and we are now interested in hearing from people who might like to operate a commercial activity at the marina,” Peter said.
Stage one of the commercial development at Te Ana involves the refurbishment of an existing Wool Store, adjacent to the waterfront, for commercial and retail activities. The building will be strengthened and upgraded as part of the marina’s redevelopment, and efforts will be made to retain many of the unique features and characteristics of the original building.
“Opportunities are available for a wide range of businesses, including retail, food and beverage, marine services, offices and community activities.
We expect rental rates will be competitive and reflect the value of the location and facility,” Peter said.
Accommodation will be provided in the Wool Store for the marina’s administration offices, berth-holder amenities and public washroom facilities. This building will accommodate 720 square metres of ground floor space in a range of flexible tenancy sizes, excluding the marina offices and amenities, with up to a maximum of 400 square metres in any one tenancy.
This unique waterfront site has been designed to accommodate additional development stages to meet occupier demand. While LPC will retain ownership of land, opportunities for third party occupiers or developers may arise in future.
Commercial property agents Knight Frank have been appointed by LPC to promote this new opportunity, and engage with potential occupiers, with a view to establishing a Portside commercial precinct.
Knight Frank Director Craig Edwards is excited to be involved with the project.
“This development has been a long time coming,” he said. “The new Te Ana Marina, and associated commercial facilities, will be a huge asset for the region.
“There are very few venues in all of Canterbury where you can dine with a view of the sea. The marina itself will provide an attractive and energetic backdrop to the much-anticipated and keenly sought-after public waterfront area.”
Peter predicts the regional significance and unique appeal of Te Ana will attract a wide range of business operators.
“Christchurch will finally have what all other major New Zealand cities have and that is a fully serviced, walk-on marina.”