Temporary hall news appreciated

A prefabricated building is due to be delivered and installed in the grassed area beyond the...
A prefabricated building is due to be delivered and installed in the grassed area beyond the tennis courts in 10 days.PHOTO: KERRIE WATERWORTH
The Luggate Community is looking forward to hosting some of its "regular community activities" following the announcement a temporary community hall will be delivered and installed in 10 days' time.

Queenstown Lakes District council property developer Richard Pope said preparatory work had begun near the Luggate tennis courts.

He said the immediate site for the relocatable building would be fenced off to allow for pile holes to be excavated over the next week and a site shed to be delivered.

Access via one of the tennis courts would be required to avoid closing or affecting the reserve or footpath.

"Because of this we will be closing the tennis courts on Thursday, 18 July, and we appreciate the community's understanding for any inconvenience," Mr Pope said.

The scheduled delivery date for the prefabricated building was Monday, July 22.

Mr Pope said once the building was installed, the fit-out process would begin and it was expected to be ready for use in mid-October.

After nearly two years without a community facility, Luggate Community Association chairman Graeme Perkins said they were looking forward to eventually getting their permanent new hall but "in the meantime we appreciate having this temporary community roof over our heads to hold our functions in".

The Luggate Memorial Hall was built in 1954 but it was permanently closed in 2017 when seismic and engineering assessments found it was earthquake-prone.

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