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Hotel Grand Chancellor's fate known today

BEN HEATHER
Last updated 05:00 25/05/2011
Hotel Grand Chancellor
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Two major announcements about Christchurch's earthquake recovery are expected today, including the fate of the crippled Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The Government said it would reveal the demolition plan for the unstable hotel at a media conference within the central-city red zone.

The 27-storey building has been on a lean since the February quake, with authorities labelling it the most difficult demolition job in Christchurch.

Four tenders were submitted for demolishing the Grand Chancellor, with proposals including using explosive or conventional deconstruction using a crane.

United States-based Ceres Environmental confirmed yesterday it had not been awarded the contract, while another bidder, Auckland-based Nikau Contractors Ltd, refused to comment.

It referred The Press to Christchurch public relations firm Chambers PR. Other bidders did not return calls.

In a separate announcement, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Nick Smith will outline a Port of Lyttelton development.

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