Suzanne Aubert’s former crèche reaches its new Wellington home

The former Home of Compassion crèche on Buckle St in Wellington has reached its new home, but the future use of the building is undecided.

The three-stage relocation involved moving the 200-tonne building 15 metres to the west and raising it 3m.

Built in 1914, the creche continued the work that Mother Aubert began in 1903.

The building was moved to incorporate it into the Buckle St underpass and memorial park project.

The NZ Transport Agency owns the building, but Wellington City councillor Andy Foster said the agency did not want it long-term and might be looking to sell it.

“We are open for public or private use,” Foster said.

“If you want it we can put you on to the right people.”

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