Last building comes down

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A Ceres Environmental excavator makes short work of the Hannahs shoe shop in Tay St, Invercargill, last Friday. Photos: Dave Loudon

MAKING way for the planned Invercargill inner-city development, the old Hannahs shoe store was the last building to come down last week.

Invercargill Central Ltd communication manager Amy Hibbs said, throughout the 230 days since it began, demolition of the 43 buildings had gone well and the next stage of building would be completed by April 2022.

“That’s when the anchor tenant, Farmers, opens along with some car parks, eateries and retail. The remainder of the complex will open throughout that year, with it all being complete by October 2022.”

While the old Hannahs store on Tay St was the last to be torn down before construction starts, there were several buildings in the block not owned by HWCP, which would remain.

Photos: Dave Loudon

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