Build­ing 5 ‘de­mol­ished by ne­glect’

Central Leader - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - MANDY TE

A her­itage build­ing is be­ing ‘‘de­mol­ished by ne­glect’’, a Civic Trust Auck­land board mem­ber says.

In 2007, an Auck­land District Health Board (ADHB) pro­posal to de­mol­ish Green­lane Clin­i­cal Cen­tre’s Build­ing 5 to make more car parks was met with op­po­si­tion.

In 2010, Build­ing 5 was granted cat­e­gory one sta­tus by Her­itage New Zealand.

Civic Trust Auck­land board mem­ber He­len Geary said she had been keep­ing an eye on the build­ing and was dis­heart­ened at the lack of main­te­nance it had re­ceived.

Geary said the trust was dis­ap­pointed about Build­ing 5’s con- di­tion, es­pe­cially since ADHB told the board it would re­use the build­ing.

Build­ing 5 was built be­tween 1906 and 1907.

‘‘If they were plan­ning to use it, you’d think they would keep it in a wa­ter­tight state and not leave it with bro­ken win­dows and miss­ing roof tiles,’’ Geary said.

The build­ing is listed un­der the Her­itage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 but this did not pro­vide pro­tec­tion.

Auck­land Coun­cil built her­itage im­ple­men­ta­tion team leader Re­becca Fo­gel said the re­spon­si­bil­ity for main­tain­ing sched­uled build­ings fell to the own­ers, in this case the ADHB.

ADHB has not re­sponded to ques­tions.


Civic Trust Auck­land board mem­ber He­len Geary says she is dis­ap­pointed at Build­ing 5’s cur­rent state.

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