Designers' buildings 'not being targeted'

18:35, Dec 12 2012
Alan Reay
DESIGN: Dr Alan Reay's firm designed the CTV building.

Three multi-storey buildings designed by the Canterbury Television building engineers remain standing.

Six buildings designed between 1985 and 1991 by Alan Reay Consultants, which was this week criticised by the royal commission for faults in the CTV building that collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake, were yesterday identified by the Christchurch City Council.

The CTV building was constructed in 1986.

The Westpark Tower in Cashel St, Landsborough House in Durham St North and Heather Lea Apartments in Ayr St have been demolished or tagged for demolition.

The Bradley Nuttal building in Cambridge Tce and the Age Concern building in Cashel St remain intact but are unoccupied.

The two-storey Broadway building in Riccarton Rd is occupied and undamaged.

Council resource consents and building policy manager Steve McCarthy said Alan Reay-designed buildings had been reviewed by the council but were not being specifically targeted.

"Where we've identified or suspect problems we've investigated those, in line with what the Government has directed us to do, but we won't be particularly picking on Alan Reay's buildings," he said.


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