A Dunedin heritage building owner could be about to breathe
new life into the dilapidated Gresham Hotel, which overlooks
Stephen McKnight yesterday confirmed he was in
''negotiations'' with the former hotel's owner, Peter Laing,
and had begun ''tidying up'' the building's interior.
Mr McKnight was reluctant to comment on details of any sale
negotiations or his plans for the building until they were
That was expected to happen ''in the next week or two'', he
Redevelopment of the old hotel would be another sign of
progress towards revitalising the city's warehouse heritage
Mr McKnight's heritage property interests include Consultancy
House, Queens Gardens Court - home of the Duke of Wellington
bar - and the Bing Harris, NMA and Donald Reid buildings.