|RFx ID :||24776214|
|Tender Name :||8 and 10 Dent St Purchaser|
|Reference # :||CON21017|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 7 September 2021 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 27 September 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Whangarei District Council (Council) wishes to identify possible developers to redevelop two sites being 8 and 10 Dent Street (Development Site/s or Site/s) also known as Almond Court (No. 8) and the old Forum North Childcare site (No. 10). It is envisaged Council will sell the Sites to the selected developer/s through a Sale and Purchase Agreement in conjunction with a development agreement (Contract).
The Contract will specify the agreed outcomes and scope of development. The exact process and type of development will be determined through the next stages of the RFP, but the development must align with Council’s required outcomes and scope for the Site, as outlined in the detailed supporting information. The proposal is to discuss this with interested developers, however, it is intended for the Site to be sold with a degree of control remaining with Council over the final type, use and form of the development.
Council are aware of the wider benefits this development could bring to the local area and is keen to ensure best outcomes for the city. At this stage there is no predetermined requirement on the type or form of the new development and Council is keen to work collaboratively with the selected developer to finalise a development which is the right fit, design and purpose for the community. In this regard there is some flexibility, however, there is a preference for visitor accommodation or a medium density residential development.
There are two sites being offered for sale. 10 Dent Street is a cleared site. 8 Dent Street is a vacant block of flats, which may suit either demolition or refurbishment. If demolition is to be considered developers must satisfy themselves and complete their own due diligence. Similarly for refurbishment and there are no plans available.
There may be benefits treating the two Sites as one development, they are adjacent to each other and potential benefits from an urban design perspective as the two sites are complementary. However, consideration will be given to proposals for either of the single sites or both sites together.