The value of Rotorua building work in the past three months has soared above $56million, boosted by high-value commercial projects including new inner city offices. Rotorua Daily Post reporter Samantha Olley takes a look at some of the new developments and speaks to local developers and businesses about their projects and finds out why the interest in upmarket office spaces in Rotorua.

The value of commercial work consented by the Rotorua Lakes Council in March, April and May was $25.8m, up from $5.7m in the same period last year, and the value of residential work consented was $30.6m, up from