Vicarage bows out

Last updated 05:00 29/11/2012
old vicarage

MAKING WAY: The old vicarage on Ocean View Rd gives way to the might of the digger.

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Another Oneroa landmark has disappeared to make way for the new library project in Oneroa.

The former Anglican Church vicarage on Ocean View Rd felt the might of the demolition digger on Friday following the dismantling of the Artworks studios the week before.

In just a matter of minutes the building that had more recently been home to sculptor Paora Te Rangiuaia became a pile of rubble and roofing iron. Paora was on site to witness the demolition of the house that had been his family's home for six years.

The new library building has been designed to incorporate sustainable design principles and will feature passive solar heating, high thermal insulation and double glazing, as well as natural day lighting and air ventilation. Its footprint will be four times the size of the current library.

Between now and December 22 contractors Mainzeal Construction will continue with demolition, excavation, the installation of underground drainage and pouring concrete foundations. Work will start up again on January 7.

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