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Old July 15th, 2017, 04:16 AM   #161
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Any latest on the Harris Scarfe Site?
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Old July 15th, 2017, 08:23 AM   #162
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Collins Street, between Murray and Elizabeth streets, will be closed from 7 pm on Friday 21 July to 5 am on Monday 24 July to erect a crane at 85–99 Collins Street at the old Harris Scarfe building.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 02:29 AM   #163
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Well, Collins Street was closed and there was a crane but it is not a permanent erection...only there to remove some redundant air conditioning plant as part of the redevelopment I am afraid. But spectacular nevertheless!!





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Old July 17th, 2017, 04:29 AM   #164
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Collins Street, between Murray and Elizabeth streets, will be closed from 7 pm on Friday 21 July to 5 am on Monday 24 July to erect a crane at 85–99 Collins Street at the old Harris Scarfe building.


Thanks OptomistOne, I noticed the above late yesterday as well - it seems the crane erection statement is misleading - just a mobile one doing some work over a couple of weekends!
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Old July 17th, 2017, 10:15 AM   #165
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Check out the flex on that crane! Looks like a fishing rod.
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Old July 18th, 2017, 01:30 AM   #166
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Yeah. It was actually a bit wierd standing that close and looking along the very curved line of the boom...looked like it was going to tip over at any moment!
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Old July 20th, 2017, 12:03 PM   #167
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I walked by the old ANZ building on the corner this week and noticed it's boarded up with spray painted Hutchinsons signs.

It seems likely they will be doing this project as part of the whole Harris Scarfe re-development? Apologies if I have missed something in previous threads

P.S. Hutchinsons are taking over Hobart!
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Old July 25th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #168
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For those of you who might have been wondering what that crane was doing at the Harris Scarfe site last weekend it was removing some redundant air conditioning plant as part of the on-going but very slow internal and external demolition phase of the project. This is an image of what's left of the structure which held the now removed equipment.

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Old July 28th, 2017, 05:31 AM   #169
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Looks like the Harris Scarfe building, including JB Hifi and surrounding business were evacuated around 12pm today. There was a fire engine blocking Collins Street and a bunch of high vis, JB and other workers milling around near Collins Court.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 05:54 AM   #170
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Mmm/ Not suprised. A demolition worker was probably being a little bit over enthusiastic with a cutting torch...or else some asbestos was discovered where it shouldn't have been!
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Old August 10th, 2017, 01:07 AM   #171
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From The Mercury Website
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H&M to open a store in Hobart ‘early in the new year’, says Lord Mayor Sue Hickey
JESSICA HOWARD, Mercury
August 9, 2017 6:58pm
EUROPEAN clothing giant H&M is definitely opening a store in Hobart in the new year, says Lord Mayor Sue Hickey.

The Swedish fashion house, which has more than 4300 stores worldwide, would open in part of the Harris Scarfe building in the CBD after its refurbishment is complete.

Lord Mayor Sue Hickey toured the building earlier this week while it undergoes renovations.

“H&M is definitely coming — the handover is somewhere around mid-December for the fit out so it’s going to be [open] early in the new year,” she said.

“It’s a seven-day-a-week operation and two of those days have got double shifts so they’re working around the clock to get it all up to scratch. It’s going to be pretty amazing and I think a lot of Hobartians will love it.”

Ald Hickey described it as a “real coup” for the city.

“It’s one of the signs Hobart is really kicking some goals and after that we’ll probably have to tidy up Collins St a bit, but it will be great for the Collins St traders who have suffered a bit while Harris Scarfe have been out,” she said.

“When we [the council] were arguing to get the renovations approved for the old Fitzgerald’s building, one of the reasons to get the approval done was because of the contract for H&M — they’re so global they’d just move on to somewhere else [if it wasn’t approved].

“The person behind all of this is [Cat and Fiddle owner] Gerard O’Brien — he’s very visionary and could see the potential in Hobart if only we had the great stores and he’s bringing them all to us.”


The Harris Scarfe store in Hobart in the old Fitzgerald’s building. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE
H&M is yet to confirm they are opening in Hobart, but sources have told the Mercury the company will wait until closer to the opening date to make an official announcement.

Mr O’Brien said he could not comment on the matter.

Cat and Fiddle manager Zee Taylor told the Mercury last monthof the “pending opening of H&M”.

MORE: RETAILERS RECOVERING FROM MYER FLOODS

Development application documents for the building refurbishment submitted to the Hobart City Council last year showed plans for two department stores on the floorspace of the former Harris Scarfe store.

Ald Hickey said H&M would be in the newer, 1955-built section of the building, with the floor area on the planning documents approximately 3090m2 over two floors.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 01:55 AM   #172
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This would have to be Hobarts worst kept commerical secret...but what will be interesting is what Kallis has to offer when the ICON Centre opens. What new stores will he have up his sleeve to take on H&M and the offerings in Cat and Fiddle?

I suspect we might see some very high end retailers coming to Hobart in 2018...
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Old August 10th, 2017, 04:04 AM   #173
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I heard from country road staff that they are taking up the 3 level tenancy in ICON complex and will have an in-house cafe.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 02:09 AM   #174
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Walked past the site on saturday - Colins Street was closed again and the crane was back lifting very large prefabricated steel floor segments, pallets of plaster board and particle board flooring deep into the back of the site. Lots of workers everywhere and the crane was on site for 2 solid days meanwhile on Sunday Spectran dump trucks were busy taking away building debris from inside the structure.

This project is really cranking along now.
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Old August 27th, 2017, 02:52 PM   #175
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40 Elizabeth St still boarded up (pic from a week ago).. not sure if anything is happening inside or not!



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Old August 28th, 2017, 02:28 AM   #176
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Thanks for the photos. I think this may be on hold for a while. Its a valuable site and just a tidy up would be a bit of an underinvestment, I reckon, so maybe another redesign is on the cards.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 05:45 AM   #177
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O1, sometimes I wonder if your "I reckon", "I think", "maybe" comments are more likely than you make them out to be
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Well, in certain very limited circumstances, 'I reckon' you may be right...
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