Friday, July 19, 2024

Cromwell Hall at concept design stage

Concept designs for the Cromwell Hall project will be presented at the next Cromwell Community Board meeting on 12 September.

The Central Otago District Council (CODC) contractor, Jasmax, recently presented a high-level look at the proposed concept designs to the Project Advisory Group and key stakeholders.

CODC Property and Facilities Manager Garreth Robinson said it was a significant step in the project to have moved from the investigation to concept design stage.

“It is important to take this group, who are going to be very instrumental in this development, on the journey and let them know how their input and feedback has been taken on board and worked into the concept,” he said.

The project team has been reviewing proposed concept designs and exploring funding options, which will be presented at the Board meeting at Cromwell on 12 September.

Cromwell Community Board chair, Anna Harrison said she was happy to have reached the milestone.

“People are naturally wanting to know about this project – it is a significant development to be happening in their community, so I’m happy we’re in a position to provide an update in the coming weeks,” she said.

Meanwhile, work was progressing on the site with the asbestos removal completed at the hall in preparation for demolition, Mr Robinson said.

“From a sustainability point of view, the hall needs to be assessed to establish what assets can be salvaged and reused,” he said.

The Cromwell Memorial Hall (pictured) was closed in June to enable assessment of the demolition requirements of the building ahead of its removal.

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