5 Mar 2010

High interest in heritage properties

6:44 pm on 5 March 2010

A cluster of heritage properties moved to make way for an inner-city bypass in Wellington has attracted widespread interest from prospective buyers.

Tenders close at 4pm on Friday for the 17 buildings in Tonks Avenue. They have been standing empty for up to four years.

The properties were shifted there by the New Zealand Transport Agency to make way for the bypass and have been restored on the outside. Their interiors are unfinished.

Real estate agent James Higgie says he has been inundated with inquiries and has carried out hundreds of inspections since tenders opened in January.