The construction of Invercargill’s new hotel, The Langlands, is underway, as the piling and foundation work has begun.

The hotel is located on the corner of Dee and Don Streets, and will feature conference facilities, a function space, and bars and eateries at ground level.

The seven-storey, $40 million development is set to transform Invercargill’s CBD, and is being constructed by Leighs Construction, an experienced outfit when it comes to hotel construction.