A housing development, rest home or childcare facility or a boutique retail hub are among future possibilities mooted for a large fruit-handling site for sale on Havelock North’s suburban fringe.
The site in Napier Road borders residential housing on the northern edge of the township. Its multiple sheds and cool stores are currently used as a fruit storage facility for New Zealand’s biggest apple exporter, Whakatu-based Mr Apple.
Mr Apple is now winding up the facility and has placed the property on the market, sparking speculation on future use of the high-profile site. Property insiders say the large landholding on a major arterial route will attract keen interest from developers exploring projects in the fast-growing region.