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Invercargill CBD upgrade progressing

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The sun’s out and work on Invercargill’s multi-million dollar inner-city upgrade is in full swing.

The Invercargill inner-city redevelopment led by Invercargill Central Ltd is a visionary project that will bring life and vitality to the CBD.

Demolition has now begun on the remaining buildings surrounding the Bank of New South Wales, aka “bank corner” – the first set to come down is the old ANZ Bank on Tay Street.

Meanwhile, roofing is almost complete on the Farmers building – the retailer will be the project’s anchor tenant – and a container walkway by Reading Cinemas on Dee St is now in place. A second large 54-tonne structural steel K-frame is in place on Tay Street, and two more cameras have been added to the block to capture the build – you can view them here.

But that’s not all! A time capsule is set to be placed in the wall lining of Invercargill’s new retail centre. A plaque will be erected on the wall to signify where the time capsule is placed, along with instructions for it to be opened in 2072 – 50 years from now!

The time capsule will be a stainless steel cylinder, approximately 160mm in diameter and 750mm in length.

Organisers are keen to hear the public’s thoughts on what should be put in it. You can email your suggestions for its contents by clicking here.

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