Winston Churchill famously said, "We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us."
He was speaking about re-building the House of Commons, destroyed in 1941 by "one of the last bombs of the last serious raid," but his words still ring true today.
In Dunedin we're lucky to enjoy our country's finest built heritage. And in The Bond laneway, we're moving into the quarter that was centre of New Zealand's maritime trade (and the third busiest port in southern hemisphere) when built.
This legacy of gold-rush prosperity and slum (Devil's Half Acre was just across Princes Street) is why we can't wait to get started.
It invites you to explore both past and present, making connections between old and new.
Our new building is bringing this to life in a spectacular way. It's inspiring to see such care and attention to detail, preserving as much as modern codes permit.
These codes aren't shaped for old buildings. With further delays in finalising the structural and fire safety plans, the fitout of our brewery and taproom will now run into next year.
See you in 2020.
Paul & Karen