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Wellington's Willis Bond plans Upper Hutt emergency campus to boost Capital's resilience

01 September 2017. Source: Stuff.co.nz
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Plans are afoot for a significant business park in Upper Hutt aimed at providing Wellington businesses with a place to go in case of disaster.

Developer Willis Bond & Co is proposing to build a 50,000 square metre multi-use campus on part of the old AgResearch site at Wallaceville.

Director David McGuinness said the aim was not to take away from Wellington's CBD, but to complement its resilience.

"There's a lot of Wellington CBD businesses that want to have a Plan B site within the region so if there was an event there is an alternative location they can use."

Willis Bond was talking to various potential tenants, both in the public and private sector, McGuinness said.

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