Demolition job progressing

Demolition experts will be moving on to the next building in the way of the new Dunedin Hospital in the next few weeks.

Demolition contractors Ceres NZ Ltd began demolition of the former Cadbury warehouse building on May 7, and project engineer Swaroop Gowda expected the work to be completed at the end of this week.

He said contractors would then begin asbestos removal and demolition work on the Wilson’s car park block, between St Andrew and Hanover Sts, early next month, once services had been disconnected.

Breaking up is hard to do . . . A long-arm excavator prepares to bring down the final wall in the...
Breaking up is hard to do . . . A long-arm excavator prepares to bring down the final wall in the demolition of the Cadbury’s warehouse in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
The aim was to clear the former Wilson's parking building, including the former MSD and Otago Polytech offices, before Christmas.

Mr Gowda said the contractors had already started stripping out the inside of the remaining Cadbury factory buildings, and a resource consent was being prepared for permission to demolish the building.

It was not yet clear when that part of the demolition would be completed.

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