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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 year.
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.