Ravenswood Developments Limited general manager Paul Croft says the retailers’ presence in the development highlights its potential for growth.
“It was very important for this new stage of Ravenswood that we underscore the strength of the development by focusing on building the commercial centre alongside our first residential stage,” says Croft.
“This will have an enormously positive effect on the local area, delivering not just greater convenience for the growing local population but also providing more opportunities for residents to work close to home.”
The major anchor tenants have already generated up to 150 jobs. The new commercial centre as a whole is expected to create employment for between 600 and 800 local people.
New World general manager, property and retail development, Roger Davidson, highlighted the supermarket’s role in community-building when he commented on Ravenswood.
“New World is the cornerstone of many communities and will be a great asset to the people of North Canterbury. New World is very excited to be involved in this new and vibrant community.”