Woolston Pavilion Opening

The historic memorial  dedicated to fallen soldiers has been reopened.

The building had collapsed masonry walls and a large amount of ground settlement and was demolished in September 2014.  The building has been inaccessible to the public since 2011.  Following a report drafted to Council highlighting the heritage significance of the building (November 2013) it was agreed to rebuild the facility. Key to the rebuild was retention of as much historical elements and to replace the building in a like for like manner.

Early 2014 Cequent Project Managers researched and tendered the rebuild that started with demolition of the damaged structure in September 2014.  Late October 2014 works began with a goal to be externally complete in time for ANZAC Day April 2015.  Difficult ground conditions and a busy construction market proved challenging, but the project was completed externally on time for ANZAC Day and the building was formally opened on 8 June 2015.

The varied skills across the Cequent team enabled us to pinpoint significant key heritage items and details to enable us to deliver a building in keeping with the original 1920's structure.

Watch theCTV report here https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLpPs-KcdMTIaap4cwk1MmkTq9y8o1V0P2&v=7IdIim8gJe8

 Click here for more information on how Cequent Projects are working with Christchurch City Council http://www.cequent.co.nz/projects/public-sector-and-infrastructure/christchurch-city-council-inner-city-urban-renewal/#prettyPhoto

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