Our thanks to the Christchurch City Council Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee, who this morning awarded a $240,000 Heritage Incentive Grant to the Dorset Street Flats rebuild project.
From our good friend, Jessica Halliday.
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A major milestone reached this week, with the structural work on the Flats now completed. The steelwork is all in, and the concrete block-work has been strengthened. Also, our application for CCC Heritage funding has been submitted, and we are eagerly awaiting the result.
Looking forward to the grand unwrapping in 2021!
This week saw the installation of some temporary information boards on the hoarding around the flats site. The panels were a joint effort between the owners group and the project team, so thanks to all those involved.
If you are looking for some exercise to walk off a heavy Christmas dinner, take a stroll past and have a read!
"I Never Met A Straight Line I Didn't Like", a terrific new book of modernist houses from the "Christchurch School" of architecture by Mary Gaudin and Matthew Arnold. The 434-page hardback features 12 dwellings built between 1962 and 1973, including five Warren & Mahoney designs, as well as an archival pictorial chronology, beginning with the Dorset Street Flats in 1956, and going through to 1967. Beautifully photographed and designed, it is a must-have for any modernist-lovers' library! The book can be ordered diectrly from the publishers at the link below:
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