derelict building

PHOTO: ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF The building at 235 High St and the adjacent land at 237 High St went to auction on Thursday, but failed to sell.

A derelict central city building on the Christchurch City Council’s ‘Dirty 30’ listof eyesores has failed to sell at auction, despite bids reaching $2 million. 

The former Hunters and Collectors building at 235 High St as well as the empty land next door at 237 High St were offered on an ‘as is where is’ basis on Thursday. 

Bidding began at $800,000 and reached $2m, but auctioneer Phil McGoldrick informed the crowd of about 30 that it had not reached its reserve price. 

The top bidder was Christchurch businessman Philip Carter, who owns The Crossing retail centre. 


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