Resource consent variation approved

The Dunedin Health Hub, which will contain Pacific Radiology, is rising quickly to alter the...
The Dunedin Health Hub, which will contain Pacific Radiology, is rising quickly to alter the central business district skyline. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN
Construction of the Dunedin Health Hub is well under way, but a suite of recently proposed design changes has prompted the developers to apply for a variation to its original resource consent.

The development, by Hāpai Commercial Property Ltd Partnership, was given land use consent by the Dunedin City Council in February last year to turn the existing commercial parking area at 30-52 Great King St and 150 George St, into a six-storey building.

The proposed building, called the "Dunedin Health Hub", will contain a food stall/coffee kiosk and a relocated transformer on the ground floor.

There will be parking on the ground and first floors, offices above (including a health practitioner), signage and associated earthworks.

The consent also authorised the relocation of the pedestrian entrance to the Farmers Department Store building to be directly off Great King St; the removal of the entrance canopy for the existing pedestrian entrance; the relocation of the existing two-way vehicle access; the possible demolition of the loading garage; and soil disturbance under the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.

DCC reports showing the variation to the application proposed altering the location of the proposed Pacific Radiology signage on the Dunedin Health Hub building, which is now under construction.

The design for the proposed Dunedin Health Hub building has evolved and the suite of proposed design changes includes deleting the consented signage on the northern facade; adding new windows on the northern facade; erecting a sign on the southern facade which will depict the words "Pacific Radiology" and the company logo; adding back lighting on the eastern facade behind the Pacific Radiology logo at the top level of the vertical purple strip; and providing an option for an additional location for cycle parks.

The consent provides for wall-mounted cycle parks within the vehicle circulation area behind the building.

To accommodate these changes, the proposal was to vary one of the conditions of the resource consent.

The council has granted consent to the variation of the resource consent.