Property · 10 Feb 2021

HWR Property Confirms Railway Station Building Purchase

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson


One of Invercargill’s busiest businessmen Scott O’Donnell has confirmed HWR Property has purchased the former Invercargill Railway Station.

He confirmed the purchase yesterday but wouldn’t disclose the price or any other information about the sale, when contacted.

HWR is also building a new headquarters on the corner of Esk and Dee Street, and the groundwork was underway before Christmas.

The former railway station on Leven St was purchased off the YMCA and hasn’t been used by the organisation since they moved seven months ago.

The railway station’s stone was laid by New Zealand Prime Minister Bill Rowling in 1975, the station was designed by Ford, Gray, Debbie and Hurd [architects].The building itself was opened by New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in 1978.

The 3500sqm site included land to the north and south of the building and the company had no immediate plans for its use.