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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Demolition of QE II to begin soon

The Christchurch City Council released this media statement today (here):

Demolition of most of the QEII Park Recreation and Sport is to begin soon and will take about 18 weeks.

The contractor will be on site this week, fencing will be erected, some retrievals actioned and then the demolition will begin. This preliminary process will take two to three weeks.

In April Christchurch City Council received a Notice of Demolition under Section 38(4) of the CER Act from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). The Council has since agreed to the demolition and CERA has awarded the contract for demolition to Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited.

Buildings to be demolished are the main stadium building, the covered stand, the north and south open stands and the athletics track. At this stage, the 50-metre pool is not being demolished but the Council is continuing to identify whether any additional buildings at the site will be included in the demolition process. Any further demolition decisions will be made by elected members of Council.

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