News | 23 November 2016

Wellington Quakes Update #25 - Wednesday

As at 3.30pm

Council takes over management of 61 Molesworth Street

Wellington City Council has taken over management of the deconstruction of 61 Molesworth St from the building’s owner Prime Property Group.

Mike Scott, Manager of Building Consents and Compliance, said the council had taken over management of the site so that the deconstruction could happen as quickly as possible.

The Council will be working with support from specialist demolition companies.

Mr Scott said costs for the deconstruction would be recovered from Prime Property Group and their insurance company.

“To ensure public safety, this work must be completed as quickly as possible, and that’s one of the main reasons we’re taking over management of the building,” he said.

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