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UNIMED Site & Building


Gloucester Street, City Centre



From gravel-pit to brand new internal space.

LiVS became involved with the UNIMED building in 2013. At that stage it was still a gravel site where the former building had been demolished. Over this period, a number of projects took part on the site including a sculpture and many short-term events. We were given notice to allow the new building to be built.

In 2015 we once again signed a licence to help activate the ground floor with creative and entrepreneurial projects. This was LiVS’ first internal space and started a period which saw us fill some of the new but empty office and retail spaces in the CBD.

LiVS is very grateful to the landowners who enabled us to use this space; we were involved with the UNIMED building/site for nearly 7 years.

Projects held on the UNIMED site/building included::

Little One Limited
Selling quality, recycled maternity and children's clothes.

Freerange Press Book Launch
Freerange Press is a collaborative publisher in Aotearoa known for their blog and distributing journals and books.

Hau was a short film written and directed by Kate Cosbey Belton. HAU was displayed from the inside of our 165 Gloucester St. site.

Blue Scarlet
Blue Scarlet and BellaBean Vintage collaborated at 165 Gloucester St to create a shop featuring interior design, furniture, homewares, and vintage fashion.

Grymmstone and Treacle Emporium
Grymmstone and Treacle established themselves at 165 Gloucester St and sold a wide variety of clothing and accessories for the Steam Punk enthusiast!

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