The Vista and The Factory are the beating heart of the Zealong Tea Estate located on the outskirt of Hamilton on Gordonton Road. Foster Construction was tasked with building New Zealand’s only tea processing facility and the adjoining visitor centre. The project was delivered in two stages, the first included the state-of-the-art tea processing facility which encompassed a large glasshouse at one end that leads into the tea factory. The second stage, built next door, is The Vista Visitors Centre, a multi-purpose building which includes at the entrance the Retail Shop with a 8 metre high ceiling creating a luxury space to showcase Zealong Teas’ products and associated tea accessories, the main function room is also located on the ground floor, an area the has the flexibility to be arranged in a variety of ways to best suit the requirements of the group and function. Located upstairs is an intimate lounge area and executive boardroom spaces.