Brain house build begins today
Building starts today on the Mitre 10 neurosurgery brain house in Dunedin.
Mitre 10 Mega and Certified Builders will lead a team of tradespeople who have given time and material to the project.
The house is being built in the mega store's car park in Andersons Bay Rd.
It will be transported from the site once sold.
Proceeds from the house, to be auctioned by Harcourts on April 21, will go to the Chair of Neurosurgery campaign, which aims to raise $3 million.
It will fund a neurosurgical centre of excellence at the University of Otago, thereby ensuring Dunedin Hospital has a full complement of neurosurgeons.
Mitre 10 Mega trade manager Chris Bremner said everything was on track to get the house built on time.
Suppliers and tradespeople had been generous, with offers from electricians, food outlets, carpet and curtain retailers, and decorators, among others.
The aim this weekend was to have the house to the point the roof could go on early next week. Subcontractors would then work inside during the week, so cladding could go on next weekend.