Crown takes over website of NG Constructing for Christchurch’s sports activities stadium

2021-04-22 13:22:19

The Crown has acquired the final remaining piece of land wanted for Christchurch’s new coated stadium.

The last building left on the site, the NG building

The 116-year-old Ng Constructing in central Christchurch.
Picture: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

The land which homes the NG Constructing on Madras Road is being taken below earthquake laws.

Earlier makes an attempt to purchase the constructing have failed.

Land Data New Zealand stated final month {that a} discover of intention to take the land had been issued and was step one within the obligatory acquisition set out within the Better Christchurch Regeneration Act.

The homeowners of the constructing, in addition to the Christchurch Civic Belief and Historic Locations Canterbury have beforehand fought to save lots of the 116-year-old warehouse which additionally has retail house for NG Design.

Floor works are already below approach on the stadium website which takes in a big block of land within the central metropolis.

Initially it was deliberate to include the constructing into the stadium design however the intention modified when the stadium’s location was modified barely.

Co-owners Roland Logan and Sharon Ng who spent a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} strengthening the constructing earlier than studying it was within the footprint of the deliberate stadium labored laborious to put it aside.

They stated that with about 70 p.c of Christchurch’s interior metropolis buildings gone or tagged for demolition, the constructing served as a post-earthquake hub for designers, architects and artists in addition to the NG Boutique as a logo of heritage resilience and continuity.

They’d been trying into plans to have the constructing relocated elsewhere, however at this stage the way forward for the constructing stays unclear.

LINZ has been contacted for remark.

The land will formally come below Crown possession from 4 Could.

The last building left on the site, the NG building

The constructing is the final standing on the positioning the place work has begun on the stadium.
Picture: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

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