Two of Christchurch’s traditionally important buildings have been saved from demolition.
Christchurch’s class 2 heritage Lawrie and Wilson constructing and the class 1 heritage Odeon Theatre have been saved from demolition, after each have been broken within the 2011 earthquakes.
Atmosphere Canterbury purchased the buildings off the Crown in 2020, in as is, the place is situation. Each buildings are subsequent door to their Tuam St headquarters.
ECan employees moved into the 1911-built Lawrie and Wilson constructing in July, after seven months of restoration work.
Atmosphere Canterbury Director of Company Companies Giles Southwell says the 1883 Odeon Theatre has main historic significance to Canterbury.
The facade, entrance foyer and the steps are all that stay. He mentioned they’re at the moment creating a enterprise case for it and the related land which is able to go to council for consideration within the close to future.
– By Geoff Sloan
– Public Curiosity Journalism funded via NZ On Air