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Closure of C Block Lecture Theatres – mid semester break

Due to upcoming hard demolition works on the old von Haast building, C-Block Lecture Theatres will be closed from Friday 30 March to Sunday 22 April, a period which includes both Easter and the mid-semester break.

As such, no bookings for any space within this block will be accepted during this period.

As previously advised, hard demolition will commence during the first week of March and continue through until the end of April.

For more information

Old von Haast – Demolition Update

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.

If you are having any issues working due to noise levels, please consult the Health and Safety options for managing Noise at Work and/or talk to your line manager about possible alternative options.

Any concerns should be addressed to the Project Managers Mark Homewood or Mary Watson.


RRSIC Stage 2 – protective walkway

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.

The contractors are aware that they will need to 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.

von haast demolition update

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. You can see how demolition will proceed here>

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. If you find yourself adversely affected by noise, please consult the Health and Safety options for managing Noise at Work.

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.

Please contact the Project Managers Mark Homewood or Mary Watson with any concerns.


Update – work in UCSA carpark, Sunday 17 July

Work diverting water and sewer pipes in the UCSA building carpark is progressing.

On Sunday 17 July contractors will be carrying out the transition from an old water pipe, which feeds the buildings around the UCSA, to a new water pipe.

This essential work will ensure water continues to be available to those buildings when the UCSA is demolished.

The work is expected to be carried out between 7am and 6pm. During this time there will be a period where there will be no water available in the following buildings:

  • UCSA Event Centre, Foundry and Bentley’s Bar
  • Ilam Early Learning Centre
  • Health Centre.

The work has been timed to ensure there is minimal impact on the operations of these buildings.

For more information contact David Wong, Capital Works Project Manager – david.wong@canterbury.ac.nz