There’s a new workshop and showroom area going to be built there for Claas Harvest Centre Southland.
The crashing and tearing of metal was heard in Gore’s Surrey St this week as part of the former Thompson’s Machinery buildings was pulled down.
The work was completed by demolition company Bruce Stoddart and Partners, of Invercargill.
Company owner David Fallow said two sheds on the west end of the site were pulled down.
“[The sheds were] steel framed and iron clad _ we recycle all the steel and iron.
“A big part of our job is recycling, like all the doors and windows, and we have heaps of timber, so we recover and recycle as much of the building as we can.”
A 21-tonne Volvo digger with crushing jaws was used to pull the buildings down.
The concrete-block building in the centre of the site would remain, he said.
“The main concrete block workshop is being completely stripped out ready for the builders to come in and start rebuilding.”
Claas Harvest Centre Southland branch manager Rob Walker said the company, which already had a branch in Gore [Ordsal St], had plans for the site.
“There’s a new workshop and showroom area going to be built there for Claas Harvest Centre Southland.
“We will be moving from that [Ordsal St] premises into this one when it’s completed _ it will be a much larger building and bigger yards,” Mr Walker said.