1 Jul 2009

New plans for Dunedin Town Hall revealed

9:49 pm on 1 July 2009

New plans for a $45 million redevelopment of the Dunedin Town Hall and adjoining Dunedin Centre complex have been unveiled.

Overwhelming public opposition saw the Dunedin City Council abandon the original design, which included a large glass atrium tacked on the town hall.

The latest plans include a smaller, cube-shaped glass entranceway on Moray Place to replace the existing glass entrance erected in the 1970s.

Harrop Street, which runs adjacent to the town hall and the Dunedin Centre, will become a pedestrian walkway with a green public space replacing the existing carpark.

The council meets on Monday to decide whether to approve the design.