Deconstruction has started!

Thursday 28, November 2019 | Community |

Following a karakia on 19 November, contractors moved into the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre to start the deconstruction process.

Good news – some equipment and fittings are being stored for re-use when the centre opens in 2021 and a huge amount of furniture and equipment has been donated to local schools, marae and community groups.

Staff and contractors gather for a karakia (blessing) prior to deconstruction starting
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre foyer with deconstruction underway
A trailer load of furniture is off to its new home at Mataatua Marae
Stage pieces awaiting pick up for their new home at Western Heights High School
As well as furniture and fittings being re-homed, deconstruction at the arts centre involves removing some internal walls and ceilings, and lifting floors in preparation for the main construction phase to start early next year