Britomart – Precinct of squares.
The Britomart Precinct is not just a collection of new and old buildings, it is also an area of developing Lanes and Squares. Takutai Square is currently under construction and will feature new public seating, mature trees, a lawn and new paving. The Pipi Beds and pop jet fountains will also receive a facelift and should be up and running soon. Takutai Square will serve as the gateway to the new Atrium on Takutai and Office Building.
Not to be outdone by Takutai Square, the Central Plaza (which used to be car parking – good riddance) will become a medium-term structure for four retail and exhibition showcases. The two structures will be connected by a central sculpture garden featuring seven pou by artist Chris Bailey. The development should be complete by August. We can only hope that the retail will include some luxury fashion brands such as Prada but for now we shall wait and see.