Heritage

Scott Statue Repair

Scott Statue Repair

The Robert Scott Statue had stood on a plinth in Oxford Terrace for nearly 100 years when it was toppled by the Christchurch 2011 earthquake and broke at the ankles, as it hit the ground.

The break, at the weakest point of the statue, was technically difficult to repair. Cequent led a project team in the research of various repair methods before devising an innovative technique that had never been used anywhere in the world to repair a broken statue. Carbon fibre rods were inserted in the legs and carbon fibre tow (thread) inserted to add strength, giving the statue more resilience in the event of ay future earthquakes.

The statue was unveiled again on 6th October 2017, just in time for he opening of the 2017/2018 Antarctic season.