Quake-prone flats spared

The derelict and quake-prone Gordon Wilson flats in Wellington have been saved from the wrecking ball by one of the groups that succeeded in scuppering the Basin Reserve flyover.

The Environment Court has upheld an appeal against removing the heritage building status of the graffiti-covered flats in The Terrace, which have been unoccupied since being hastily evacuated five years ago.

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The Gordon Wilson flats in central Wellington have been around since 1959.