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UCSA demolition update – noisy work

The final phase of the UCSA building demolition is now under way. This involves breaking up the concrete foundation and removing ground services.

Between now and the end of November the UCSA site will be noisy due to the use of excavators, hydraulic jack hammers and compactors. Those located in buildings near the UCSA site may also experience some ground vibrations.

For more information see the UCSA demolition timeline or if you have any concerns please contact David Wong, UCSA Demolition Project Manager – email david.wong@canterbury.ac.nz

Share your memories with us! UCSA Memory Meetings

As the old UCSA building comes down it has stirred a lot of memories for alumni who remember fondly their time spent UC. The UC Foundation is hosting a series of UCSA Memory Meetings as an opportunity to gather these memories and want to extend a special invite to you as staff alumni to take part in one of these special occasions. We’ve had a lot of interest so far, so make sure you RSVP today so you don’t miss your chance to share your stories and snapshots of the past!

Register your place at a Memory Meeting here.

UCSA demolition update, upcoming noisy work

The UCSA building demolition project is progressing well, with the east end of the building currently being deconstructed to ground level.

The next phase of demolition will then start, which involves breaking up the concrete foundation and removing ground services (water pipes etc).

This work is expected to be noisy due to the use of excavators, hydraulic jack hammers and compactors. (See the UCSA Demolition timeline for an outline of activities.)

The noisiest periods will be between:

  • now and mid-October
  • 14 November and 30 November.

Staff and students located in buildings near the UCSA site may also experience some light ground vibrations during these times.

A noise simulation study was recently carried out and as a result all significant noisy activities, specifically breaking concrete foundations, will stop during the exam period between 24 October and 10 November.

Further information and advice
For further information, or if you have any specific concerns, please contact UCSA Demolition Project Manager, David Wong for advice.  Email – david.wong@canterbury.ac.nz  

 

 

No water UCSA Events Centre and Health Centre, Sat 13 Aug

A leak in one of the water mains has been found during UCSA demolition work. This water main provides water to several buildings in the area.

Work will be carried out on Saturday 13 August, between 6am and 10am, to investigate and repair the leak.

During that time there will be no water available in the UCSA Events Centre or the Health Centre.

Please contact David Wong, Project Manager – david.wong@canterbury.ac.nz – for further information.

UCSA footbridge closed

The footbridge between University Drive (opposite the University Bookshop) and the UCSA building is now closed as construction work is ramping up in the area. Detour signs are in place.

Please use the footbridge between University Drive (opposite the ICT carpark/Angus Tait building) and the Health Centre instead.

Take care and look out for others when using this footbridge – cyclists and skateboarders please slow down.

Footbridge detour