Sunday, August 7, 2011

C.H Smith Art Deco site in Launceston up for redevelopment

One Art Deco building that has stood abandoned for literally decades now is the C.H Smith site on the edge of the Launceston CBD, and which was recently given heritage listing. The complex has had a number of development applications but none yet have come to fruition.

The latest development application will see the facade of the Art Deco building retained and for the site to be developed with a mix of shopping and housing. To view architectural plans of what's proposed see here.


  1. It'll be nice to finally see if cleaned up & used, but I'll remain cynical of anything happening until I see the finished product! There's been more false starts to this than I can remember. But it's about time something did happen.

    (And I'm still waiting for my damn SkyBridge™...)

  2. I reckon the skybridge concept of a past development application was a very interesting design concept.


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