Section of Dunedin art gallery roof to be repaired

Part of the Dunedin Art Gallery roof will be replaced for the first time in 22 years.

Repairs are required to ensure the building remains watertight, as the roofing system around the glazed atrium has reached the end of its serviceable life.

Dunedin City Council property services group manager Dave Bainbridge-Zafar said repairs were likely to start between April and June, and would involve replacing the rubber membrane surrounding the glass atrium and an area of roof decking.

The council was seeking tenders for the project, closing on March 5.

"This work is required because the membrane has reached the end of its service life and inspection found some damage to the substrate."

The membrane was installed in 1997 and had never been replaced.

He said while the work was undertaken, various plans would be in place to prevent water getting in to the building.

The cost of the replacement would not be known until a preferred tender option had been selected.


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