The old BP garage on Ardmore Street is on its way to becoming a Willowridge Developments Ltd. property as the remediation of the site has nearly been completed by BP.
The BP 2Go service station closed last month to make way for the new BP Connect in the Three Parks development.
Willowridge Development manager Allan Dippie confirmed that the company will take over the property on Ardmore Street once it has been fully decommissioned, and their “medium term plan” - which Dippie said was looking two or more years ahead - was to design and establish a “high quality multi-use development comprising of retail, hospitality and accommodation uses.”
“We are quite excited about this development because it’s not very often such a large site that is so prominently located becomes available in Wānaka,” he added.
In the interim - the next one to two years, according to Dippie - he said Willowridge Developments planned to find some temporary tenants for the buildings and outdoor areas of the site, although there were no fixed plans as yet, and it could be sooner or take longer.
BP were unable to confirm when the site would be fully decommissioned at the time of going to press.