Cathedral Work Symbolises City’s Strength

The sound of tools at work will shortly echo from Christ Church Cathedral – a solid symbol of our community’s resilient strength.     Prior to lockdown, the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project was at its busiest, with physical work scheduled for early April. The pause button was hit, but now the project is again […]

Riverside Market: The feather in the city’s cap

The central city’s new Riverside Market has all the theatre and atmosphere of an industrial-scale Victorian era warehouse, with all the security of the latest in engineering by Kirk Roberts. How lucky is Christchurch?     Kirk Roberts’ Executive Structural Manager Nick Calvert says the exposed steel work in this building is a real point […]

NZ’s biggest deconstruction

Remaining in the 72,000sqm of what once was Lancaster Park lies the last of the rubble, and truck-loads of memories.     Christchurch City Council’s Project Director Lee Butcher says it was overwhelming to see the public queue at the gates for a glimpse of the icon being striped to its bones and brought to […]

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John Bridgman: The Influencers

Many of us have spent much of the past few weeks staring at rugby fields as the World Cup rolls on.   Put two of these fields side by side and you’ve got an area similar to that covered by the Metro Sports Facility, which we currently have under construction. We’re now into the thick […]

Dr Megan Woods: The Influencers

One of the most exciting projects for the city right now is the Metro Sports Facility and it’s really ramping up, with the first major concrete pour for the site carried out recently.   Ōtākaro have poured around 1100m3 of concrete for the foundations of the site. This is the first of around a half […]

Final call for repair coverage: Precision Solutions

Following the 15 August Government policy announcement that owners of on-sold over-cap Canterbury properties can apply for an ex-gratia payment to cover repairs, Precision Solutions is urging locals to have their properties assessed.       The policy gives homeowners 12 months (no later than 14 August 2020) to register their interest. House relevelling company, […]