Tag Archives: Exchange Area

180 Rattray St, Dunedin — former P. Hayman & Co. Building (1872)

North Princes Street/Moray Place/Exchange Townscape Precinct (TH03)

Correction: The council received 12 submissions on the application.

### ODT Online Tue, 11 Oct 2011
Demolition hearing delayed
By Chris Morris
A 19th-century central Dunedin commercial building has been granted a temporary reprieve from the wrecking ball, after an application to demolish it to make way for a car park was placed on hold. However, building owner Lincoln Darling said when contacted yesterday he planned to proceed with the application next year, and nothing had changed. Mr Darling had sought resource consent to demolish the former Furniture Court Building at 180 Rattray St and replace it with a rental car park until another development opportunity arose.

• “Obviously, you do look at submissions … if they [submitters] want to chat with me I’m quite happy to talk to them about their concerns.” -Lincoln Darling

• New Zealand Historic Places Trust Otago-Southland area manager Owen Graham, in his submission, argued the “deficient” application lacked a detailed heritage assessment.

• Mr Darling said he had contacted Mr Graham last week to arrange a meeting, but had no views on his submission as “I haven’t even read it”.

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25.8.11 180 Rattray St, Dunedin: Proposed historic building demolition…

Lincoln Darling and friends might like to attend the DCC Workshop for heritage building owners on Wednesday, 23 November.

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Disappearing heritage #Dunedin

Updated post 29.7.13

### DScene 27-7-11 (page 7)
Too many historic icons being destroyed or neglected
By Owen Graham
OPINION Now that [Carisbrook] is no longer required, its owner – the Dunedin City Council – is looking to offer the site for a suitable redevelopment. As part of the exercise, council is making clear to interested parties that a few of the last remnants of the historic grounds’ past ought to be retained for incorporation into future developments. The Exchange area of Dunedin today offers one of the best opportunities for revitalisation yet it is a very confused place . . . nearby, up High St and Rattray St, there are active attempts to remove all traces of the past, be it through active demolition or neglect by intent.
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DScene 27.7.11 (page 7) Owen Graham NZHPT

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Sensitive area: The Exchange

### The Star Thu, 21 January 2010 (pages 1 & 3)
Multi-level car park mooted
By Stu Oldham
A new multi-storeyed parking building may be considered for downtown Dunedin in a development that could prove a forceful boost for a reinvigorated Exchange. DCC property manager Robert Clark this week told The Star he would spend the next six months investigating the viability of a new parking regime at the Exchange end of the city.
● Full article at print and digital editions of The Star (Allied Press Ltd).

Private investors are building a stand-alone carpark in High Street, and to do so they’ve demolished irreplaceable heritage building stock. The design of the carpark’s replacement ‘facade’ to High Street by Oakley Gray Architects is wince material.

The Dowling Street carpark, owned by City Property, should never be made to extend into lower High Street, blocking the magnificent vista that runs in both directions between Mornington and Dunedin Railway Station. The vista was established in Charles Kettle’s survey plan for the city. Former city architect Robert Tongue has made drawings for a building development sited on the Dowling Street carpark site that destroys one of the best street vistas available in Dunedin.

How real is the need for parking?
Are we fêting the wrong people and the wrong leasing tenants for the Exchange Area?
The community and Dunedin City Council have no urban design strategy for the Exchange Area and how it connects into other quarters close by.

The headline of The Star article is presumptious and clumsy. “Mooted” is a game too far. An investigation into a new parking regime for the Exchange Area is overdue.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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