Ren­o­va­tors work on wa­ter­front land­mark

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A gritty char­ac­ter build­ing in Wyn­yard Quar­ter is be­ing trans­formed.

Works are un­der way to re­fur­bish the 90-year-old Lysaght Build­ing on the cor­ner of Halsey St and Pak­en­ham St West to cre­ate a two-storey com­mer­cial space.

The build­ing was built in the 1920s and it de­rives its name from the John Lysaght steel com­pany that was its orig­i­nal ten­ant.

It was most re­cently used as a cut­ting room floor for sails man­u­fac­tur­ers and the Luna Rossa Amer­ica’s Cup 2013 chal­lenge.

The $5 mil­lion project in­cludes the ad­di­tion of a mez­za­nine floor and a new move­able fa­cade on the build­ing’s north­ern face.

A new main en­trance has al­ready been cre­ated in the ex­ist­ing load­ing bay on Pak­en­ham St.

The struc­ture was classi- fied as a char­ac­ter build­ing by the En­vi­ron­ment Court in 2010.

Con­struc­tion is due to be com­pleted by Oc­to­ber this year.

Long his­tory: The build­ing was built in the 1920s and it de­rives its name from the John Lysaght steel com­pany that was its orig­i­nal ten­ant.

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