Hard demolition of the old Von Haast building will commence the first week of March and continue through to the end of April. It is expected that noise will peak in mid-March and mid-April with the removal of the foundation slabs and the back filling of these spaces.
A protective walkway is being built between the demolition site, the School of Biological Sciences and the Central Lecture Theatres. Please note that during this demolition phase the pathways around the demolition may change due to temporary closures and/or spotters may be put in place. Please obey any signage or instructions given by the spotters. These are in place to keep everyone safe.
Dominion Constructors will commence erection of a protective walkway to go between the RRSIC Stage 2 demolition project and the Central Lecture Theatres on Thursday at 6:00 am. The work will continue through Friday, with completion scheduled for Saturday.
Contractors will stop work for approximately 15 minutes at the start and end of lectures and they will have spotters in place while working to ensure the safety of both staff and students.
Please be advised that this work is necessary to ensure the safety of the University community through the duration of the demolition of the building, which is scheduled to commence in the following week.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
You’ll have noticed the hoardings going up around von Haast in preparation for demolition.
This is scheduled to begin late November once exams are completed. Work will commence initially at the northern end, and a week later, also from the southern end.
The contractors will work from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and from 7.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays.
As demolition proceeds, dust will be managed on site with water as required, however it is unavoidable that some noise and vibration will be felt by those in the immediate area.
Extra truck movements will be restricted to the SBS car park and Forestry Road out to Creyke Road, with no impacts expected on the wider campus.
During the first phase of demolition (late Nov – Dec) a temporary diversion of the north/south accessway through the Engineering Core will be required. Signage will be in place to indicate the detour.
The demolition is expected to be completed by mid February when the hoardings will be reconfigured in preparation for construction of the new building.