A crane lifts the new facade of the Brocklebank building in
King Edward St, South Dunedin, into place yesterday. Photo
by Peter McIntosh.
The Brocklebank building has a new face.
Cranes lifted a new facade into place on the site of the old
Brocklebank building in South Dunedin yesterday.
The 100-year-old building was demolished in September this
year, after a protracted battle by the Brocklebank family to
get resource consent to demolish it and rebuild, including a
three-month wait for an archaeologist's report.
The council ordered the building's four tenants to vacate the
building immediately after painters discovered cracks in the
building on the corner of King Edward St and Carey Ave last
The building housed four businesses - Fine Art Mounting,
Dinkum Donuts, Feedback burger bar and Brocklebanks Dry
Cleaners. Brocklebanks Dry Cleaners has continued operating
from the rear of the building. Brocklebanks Dry Cleaners
owner Roger Brocklebank was delighted with the progress.
''It's all starting to take shape and it's looking good.
''It's great that it's taking less time to put up than it
took to pull down the old one.''
Mr Brocklebank said the family had had a more than 60-year
association with the building.
It was hoped construction would be completed as early as the
end of January.