Construction has begun on a new multimillion-dollar surgical theatre at Tauranga's only private hospital, contributing to $33.8 million in commercial consents issued.

Priority One's latest building consents report showed $4.8m for a new surgical theatre at Grace Hospital was one of seven million-dollar-plus consents issued for commercial developments last month.

That included $1m for a new batching plant for Aerocool, $1.3m for four industrial units at 1 Rakiraki Way, $3.7m for a new car showroom and workshop at 47 Maru St, $6.8m for 40 warehouse units at 76 Portside Dr, and $18m for a new development at Copper Crest Retirement

Building consents - April 2019