Arts Centre restoration under way

CHARLIE GATES
Last updated 13:45 04/02/2013
arts centre landscape
Dean Kozanic

REPAIRS: New bracing is installed on the Art's Centre clock tower today.

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Public asked to stay away from Christchurch police station implosion Trust helps 66 children who lost parent in Christchurch earthquake EQC fights adverse findings against its top engineer Underwrite rents to get homeless off streets - Buck South Canterbury Nepal trust worried following quake Christchurch quake survivors and the long road to mental recovery Nelson woman in Nepal has flashbacks to Christchurch earthquake Squatting in Christchurch's quake abandoned buildings Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes Rugby union OK with possible Lancaster return

The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and the Clock Tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.

The braces were craned in today to stabilise the areas at the base of the Clock Tower that used to house Rutherford's Den and Le Cafe.

The braces mean restoration work can start at ground level.

The project to restore the northwestern corner of the historic Arts Centre complex is due for completion in 2015.

The Registry building on the northeastern corner of the centre is due to open as commercial office space in July, but a tenant has not yet been found.

Repair and strengthening work at the centre is expected to take seven years and cost $290m.

The centre will reopen in phases as parts of the complex are restored.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which memorial design do you like most?

Memorial Wall with a reflective pond

Table and Chairs

A Green and Peaceful Landscape

Call and Response

Riverside Promenade

A Curved and Inclusive Memorial Wall

Vote Result

Related story: Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content