One of Hawkes Bay's largest construction projects is nearing completion. NZ Strong is building a new winery for Delegat's on a greenfields site near Hastings, in a contract worth about $40 million.

The construction includes tank cellar, barrel cellar, plant room, process room, press gallery, cellar door, offices, laboratory and amenities. NZ Strong managing director Chris Hunter said the work was to be completed ready for early next year.

The project follows NZ Strong's contract with Kiwi Property, which spent $39 million expanding its New Lynn shopping centre, LynnMall, developing an eight-screen multiplex cinema, seven big new restaurants, central courtyard and a new mini-golf course.

The dining precinct was officially opened this month and the multiplex opens next week.