Former 'Gardies' nearly ready for new role

Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Photo by Gerard O'Brien.

The University of Otago's Marsh Study Centre takes shape on the site of the former Gardens Tavern at the northern end of Castle St yesterday.

The $3.3 million pub conversion is almost complete and it should be opened next month. Its main purpose is to provide a satellite study environment at the northern end of the university campus.

Elements of the former ''Gardies'' were retained, including the red-brick cladding and distinctive pyramid roof of the upstairs level.