20 Jul 2009

Disused Dunedin building may get new lease of life

10:13 pm on 20 July 2009

One of Dunedin's most well-known buildings could become the home to the city's public library, depending on a feasibility study.

The former Chief Post Office building on Princes Street opened in 1937, but has languished in a state of disrepair for more than a decade despite being one of the city's most prized heritage buildings.

The building is owned by South Canterbury Finance after plans to develop it into a Hilton Hotel failed last year.

Dunedin City Council will undertake a six-month feasibility study to help it decide whether to relocate the public library from Moray Place.