Gisborne District Council's administration centre in Fitzherbert Street comprised 3 main buildings built in 1954, 1980 and 2001.
The Christchurch earthquake in 2011 led Council to assess its buildings built before 1976 (when building code changes were introduced). Engineers found that our 1954 building was earthquake prone and in October 2011 Council’s building consents team issued a notice to vacate or repair the building by October 2016.
The rebuild is being controlled by GHL. The demolition of the building is completed. GHL is negotiating with a preferred construction contractor. The project is on-track for time and cost.
Council itself has an additional budget of $215k for the 2016/17 year to cover Council specific program management costs.
Contractor: Demolition - Ceres NZ
Project manager: GHL
Budget: $12.5 million. $1.5m for temporary accommodation of staff, $11m for new build.
Status: demolition completed, rebuild started. Completion date December 2017.
About the project
Background to the project
Benefits of new build
Timeline of documents
July 2011 - today
Frequently asked questions
Questions and answers
Importance Levels explained
About Gisborne Holdings Ltd
Gisborne Holding Ltd
Transfer of assets to GHL
What it all means