The proposed redevelopment of the rear of Harvest Court Mall in Great King St, Dunedin. Graphic by Baker Garden Architect.
A major redevelopment of the rear of the Harvest Court Mall
in Dunedin could start as early as next March.
Marca Investments Ltd this month released a plan for the site
that involved restoring the building frontage in Great King
St and adding a modern office development.
Company spokesman Carl Angus said the existing building would
be earthquake strengthened and the Great King St facade would
be restored to 100% of the building code.
A two-level extension designed by Baker Garden Architecture
would be added, modernising the building to "create a very
energy-efficient office and retail complex", he said.
"The building has been designed in such a way that it can be
divided to suit most office tenants' requirements and will
include outdoor deck areas."
He would not comment on the cost of the project.
The development would begin at the end of the existing mall
and the car parks and driveway alongside the building would
It had been a challenge to create "A grade" office space with
plenty of car parks, at below market rent levels, he said.
"By retaining the existing building and adding a contemporary
addition to it, we have been able to achieve that goal."
"He hoped the new building would be attractive to tenants at
present in "inefficient earthquake-prone buildings".
The project still had to get resource consent. Previous
development proposals for the site, which included removing
the old building, had received consent.