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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

Work in UCSA carpark starting 24 June

Contractors are scheduled to start work in the UCSA carpark on Friday 24 June to divert water and sewer pipes. This work is essential to ensure water and sewage services remain operational for other buildings in the area when demolition work starts on the UCSA building in August. Note, some trees are also being trimmed or removed as part of this work.

Please be aware:

  • the north entrance to the UCSA carpark will remain open, but will be narrower than usual
  • around 50 parking spaces will be unavailable at the north end (outside the UCSA building) of the carpark
  • there will be footpath closures at the east end of the UCSA building, pedestrians should follow detours/signage in place.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-July.

Please take care when travelling through the area. Follow traffic management and signage in place and look out for others.



No access between UCSA building and Avon River

Please note that there is no public access to the area between the north side of the UCSA building and the Avon River. Temporary safety fencing has been installed until the remaining hoardings go up around the building in preparation for demolition. Please stay away from the area.

What’s happening with the UCSA building?
The existing UCSA building will be demolished and replaced with a new facility on the same site, which is expected to open in 2018.

The new building will feature social, hospitality, meeting, club/society, office and event spaces, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre by the river. The Ngaio Marsh performance theatre will open once again in the new UCSA building as will popular student spots The Foundry and Bentleys.