Facelift for New World Pahiatua

Facelift for New World Pahiatua

6-Facelift for New WorldFoodstuffs North Island Limited is excited to announce that they will soon be starting work to upgrade New World Pahiatua. The store will remain open, and staff will make sure customers can do all their shopping in a safe and convenient environment.

“The planned upgrade of New World Pahiatua includes seismic strengthening work to the building to achieve an A grade earthquake rating and also a facelift to the exterior and interior of the New World,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs North Island General Manager Property Development. “The work also includes improvements to the car park and access to the New World and a more modern and brighter store for our customers.”

The first stage of the work will involve demolition of the vacant buildings next to the New World.  This demolition work will allow contractors full access to the New World exterior walls which are currently rated a D grade, and to strengthen them up to an A grade Earthquake rating.

New World Owners Jason and Rachel Griggs are excited about this project and the investment that Foodstuffs is making in the building. “We want to thank the community in advance for their patience and understanding as we carry out this important construction work”, say Jason and Rachel. “During the demolition and earthquake strengthening project we will do everything we can so that there is very little impact or disruption on our customers’ normal shopping experience. Customers will be able to purchase all of their Christmas requirements in the main store, and we have also added a small room to the rear of the store so that locals can continue to order Gift Baskets. Our customers should just email their requirements to nwpahiatua@foodstuffs.co.nz, or ask at the checkouts to speak with Terry who has been creating amazing gift baskets for New World over the past 10 years.” 

Final details of the interior refresh are still under planning stages but the exterior plan has been completed and will add a smart modern look to the main street. Tenders have been submitted for the project and several local businesses have secured work on this development.

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