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Lambert and Digital Print Buildings to be Cleared Within Month
Thursday, 12 July 2012
The Waimakariri District Council says
the Lambert and Rangiora Digital Print
buildings on High Street, which were
closed in February this year after being
assessed by engineers as dangerous, will
be demolished by the owners late July.
It is likely salvageable items will be removed by the demolition team prior to the actual dismantling of the buildings, so materials can be used elsewhere instead of being dumped.
Council’s Environmental Services General Inspector Greig Wilson says the six containers placed outside the Lambert Building following its closure, which enabled High Street to be reopened to vehicles between Percival and Victoria, will remain in place until such time as the site is cleared and the footpath is safe again for public use.
“Council is hopeful this will occur in early August 2012 and the owners of these buildings are currently considering the future options available to them.”
Wilson says the Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group building on Davie Street in Kaiapoi has also closed following an initial inspection. “The building has suffered earthquake damage that we believe has impacted its structural integrity and we have decided it is advisable to close it.”
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