Building 5 ‘demolished by neglect’
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.