Queenstown, New Zealand, March 17, 2020 – The Queenstown Station Building site is going up on the site of the former King’s Head Station building.
The new construction is the culmination of several years of work that began in late 2016 and was completed in April 2021.
Construction manager Marklin said the site had been in a very difficult condition due to the high levels of asbestos in the building.
“It was a very challenging process to build this building and it’s now going to be a much better building than it was when we started,” he said.
“A lot of people have been waiting for it to happen.””
Mr Marklin had been working with the state-owned Queenstown District Council on the redevelopment of the site since 2015.”
A lot of people have been waiting for it to happen.”
Mr Marklin had been working with the state-owned Queenstown District Council on the redevelopment of the site since 2015.
The building has been the subject of intense community scrutiny since the coronavirus outbreak of 2015, when residents expressed concerns about asbestos contamination.
It was revealed that some of the asbestos had not been removed, and workers had left asbestos-containing concrete panels on the building’s exterior.
The project is expected to take at least a decade.