In case you are wondering which is the Ng building this is a photo of it:
It’s probably one of the few old warehouses left in Christchurch. It was built by the Bain family who were importers. In the bad old days that was a licence to print money.
This building is destined to be pulled down for the construction of the new stadium. I believe that the tattered remnants of the old Cera Act are going to be used to compulsorily purchase this site.
The Ng building is owned by Roland Logan and Sharon Ng. They have fought the demolition of the building since the earthquakes. It really is a beauty and you should go and visit it.
Roland has engaged a firm of engineers to see if it is possible to shift the building down the road. This sort of shift has been undertaken all over the world. If only Gerry Brownlee had heard of this, we might have lost a smaller number of our heritage buildings.
I think it goes without saying that we would encourage the Stadium Board of 3 individuals to support the saving of another heritage building. One of the Board members has been involved in the restoration of a heritage building and so should be sympathetic to this idea.
Here is the Press article on the proposal: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/124480208/moving-ng-building-away-from-christchurch-stadium-the-preferred-outcome.
Here is what is being proposed:
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