Access to new buildings

With the start of the new year, two of our major building projects are in the final stages of completion.

The return of the Mechanical and the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering wings back to the University brings the Canterbury Engineering the Future project to a close, providing our engineering staff and students with some of the most modern educational facilities available.

We also see the Ernest Rutherford now certified to allow public access and in the final processes of completion. The hoardings have been removed from around the new building and we are finally being exposed to the size, scope and potential of this amazing new building. There is no doubt excitement is mounting, and we are all keen to visit and view these new spaces.

Because there is still significant work involved in converting the finished building into functional teaching spaces, unfortunately we need to restrict general access to minimise risk until this final step has been completed. There will be ample opportunity to experience these new spaces for yourselves from the week commencing 12 February when the doors will be open for general access and a formal opening for Ernest Rutherford is planned.

In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding in not trying to enter or access these buildings. This will ensure the safety of all contractors, project teams and equipment, and help make the final stages that much more efficient.

Nāhaku noa, nā
Darryn Russell