A future for Christchurch Heritage Buildings

A new lease of life for several heritage buildings is a step closer as the Christchurch City Council explores multiple options for their future use.

All four buildings – the Old Municipal Chambers, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda and Thomas Edmonds Pavilion – are in the central city.

Earthquake repairs have been undertaken at the pavilion, but the other three require work.

The Council plans to carry out further work on the Robert McDougall Art Gallery to make it weathertight while exploring future uses.

It will investigate the option of carrying out further repair and strengthening work so the building can be leased for the display of art and decorative art and decorative crafts and supporting activities.