Harewood Rd community centre closed

Last updated 15:50 23/01/2013

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan Dyers Pass Rd reopens Desperate woman in EQC limbo Resilience plan may risk too much talking Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut 'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury The art of urban exploration Flashes expose quake-building intruders EQC to pay for loss of land value

The Christchurch City Council is closing the community centre building on Harewood Rd because of earthquake risk. 

The decision was made following a Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) assessment, the council said in a statement this afternoon. 

The building is at 6 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS) with potentially critical structural weaknesses that need further investigation.

Any council-owned buildings below 34 per cent of the NBS will be closed. 

Community services general manager Michael Aitken said the council was aware of the inconvenience closing the community centre would cause.

The building is used by Harewood Playcentre and other community groups. 

A full damage assessment of the building, including repair development and strengthening options, will be carried out.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it worth spending extra to repair heritage buildings?

Yes, Christchurch needs to invest in its heritage buildings

No, we should embrace modern design if it is cheaper and quicker

Only some heritage buildings are worth the money

Vote Result

Related story: Landmark church nearly $1m short

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content