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♦ Arrangements hare been made by Messrs Hobbs and Co. for the ereotion of a large blook of buildings in Cathedral square and Colombo street, on what is known as Hobbs' Corner. Tho work is to be oommenoed immediately. The structure will have a frontage to Cathedral square of 116 ft, extending from Colombo street to the right-of-way by the Lyttelton Times orfioe. The frontage to Oolombo street is 68ft. The building will be three storejs in height, with a large and well-lighted basement, which will be admirably adapted for a wholosale business. Its [ depth and temperature would make it very suitablo for extensive wine stores. The elevations will be carried out in brick and Oamaru stone, with bluo stone piers on ground floor. The baßemont is subdivided, eaoh division being well-lighted and having easy access. Fire-p^ooes have been providod. '.{'here will be three strong rooms on the basement. The main entranoe to the building is in tho oontro of the block in Cathedral aquaro. Oa the ground flour aro foar large shops, eaoh 40 x 13, facing Colombo street, and wo believe the oornor ono will be ocoupied by the former tenant, Mr Fountain Barber. In tho equaro Bre four shops, 19 x 12 ; ai the back of tbese, on the other side of a wide corridor, arc lour well-lighted offices. All chops and offices ore providod with fire-plooes. 3he first floor has be-^n 6ub-divided into suites and single offioes, all being provided with fire-piaces aiid lavatory aeoommodation. Tatter Ball's Club will havo their rooms on this floor, at tho end next the right-of-way, from which they have a private staircase to their roomß, whioh oonsist of a billiard-room, 25 x 21 ; olub room, 25 x 19 ; strangers' room, lavatory, &o. Tho top floor will havo ono large room, 65 x 38, admirably suited for meeting, and othor large rooms, which will bo capable of subdivision. There are strong-rooms on each floor. Tho lavatory and other eocommodation on eaoh floor is very oomplete. There will be a small tower with roomß for a carotaker. Water will be pumped to hrg • tanks on the roof for sanitary purpußop, uud for uso in case of fire, the buildingß being filter! with hydrants, ko. Tke architects are Messrs Armson, Collins and Lloyd. i

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CITY IMPROVEMENTS., Star, Issue 4825, 17 October 1883

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CITY IMPROVEMENTS. Star, Issue 4825, 17 October 1883