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Historic Letholite Factory Gets New Life

4 December 2000

Ponsonby’s historic Letholite factory, more commonly known as Joe’s Bargain House, is to be renovated and converted into office space.

Council’s Planning Fixtures Sub-committee has granted consent for the alterations which also provide for 24 on-site and 30 off-site carparks.

The 30 spaces will be leased from two nearby churches for use during office hours from Monday to Friday; St John’s Methodist Church will provide 20 parks and All Saints Anglican Church will provide ten.

Sub-committee chairperson, Councillor Juliet Yates says she’s very satisfied with the parking arrangements.

“This is an excellent outcome, arrived at after considerable consultation with the Western Bays Community Board,” she said. “Parking shortfalls are a serious matter in Ponsonby because of the constant demands for parking for residents as well as visitors and customers. This solution is pleasing for everyone.”

The former factory is scheduled as a Category B building in the District Plan and alterations are a discretionary activity requiring expert assessment.

“The council’s specialist senior architect planner Tony Barnes says the restoration of the front facade by the removal of the non-original central entry is a positive benefit,” Cr Yates said.

“The roof will be kept intact while other changes are modest and will not have a significant impact on the heritage values of the building.”

The ground floor will continue to be occupied by a real estate office.


For further information, please contact:
Cr Juliet Yates tel: 528 0581 or 025 289 0623

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