Prominent Wānaka company to sell building
Posted at 6:00am Thursday 24 Dec, 2020 | By Jo Galer email@example.com
Prominent Wānaka mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants has put its office building and headquarters for the past seven years on the market.
“The complete shutdown of our international operation due to COVID-19 has led to us making the decision to transition to a model where we no longer need the high-profile location in central Wānaka from which to operate,” said CEO of the company Guy Cotter.
“We will continue to provide services for our New Zealand clientele who we have much appreciated over the summer, but this has traditionally been a small component of our overall market.
He added that the company did not receive any funding from the Government through the Strategic Assets Funding Programme and this would have helped see the company through the current business situation.
“We have found ourselves in a position where we must hunker down through this storm so we can be in a position to make a comeback when international travel returns to some sense of normality.
“We are in constant contact with our client-base who are very motivated to return to the mountains when it is prudent to do so.”
The building on the corner of Brownston and Russell Streets has recently been gazetted as part of the town centre transition overlay in the new District Plan. It will be auctioned on February 3.
“While I am sad to see the building go, given the present scenario it makes sense to move on so someone else can make good use of the location,” said Cotter.
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