Thorndon School Rebuild Project – Update March 2018

Thorndon School Community Consultation Meeting

Thorndon School Rebuild

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After a number of years the Thorndon School Rebuild Project is finally starting. We believe this project will create an amazing community resource and we are excited to finally be beginning. The project will be taking place over the next 18 months. We are very conscious of the stresses that this rebuild project will place on our students and staff, as well as our neighbours and parent community – and are very keen that any issues that arise are discussed openly and transparently.

Alistair du Chateneir – School Principal

As the construction hoardings go up, there will be impact on the school access, as mapped out in the image below.

26 April 2017 – UPDATE 1

Wellington City Council’s (WCC) Recovery/Resilience Team

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

Deconstruction work has been delayed on Revera House for the following reasons

Approvals are still needed from the owners of the GCSB building, Old St Paul’s and the Cook Islands High Commission building for the necessary encroachment on to their property to deconstruct Revera House.

Class B asbestos has been found in two test results returned to the owners. This type of asbestos is included within other material in the building. This has been notified to the Wellington City Council (WCC) as well as Work Safe and will need to be noted in the Building Consent submitted to the Council by the building owners before any approval is given to decommission the building.

From the date of the meeting it was estimated that work would not start for another 6 – 8 weeks (late June or early July).

Thorndon Community Meeting – 31 March 2017
Earthquake Recovery/Resilience
Meeting Two: Revera House decommissioning

Thorndon Community Meeting – 23 March 2017
Earthquake Recovery/Resilience

Revera House

Revera House (pictured right) is on the northern boundary of historic Old St Pauls, near the intersection of Murphy St, Mulgrave St and Pipitea St.

Media statement on Freyberg House

Freyberg House

Click the image to the left to open a media statement on the demolition of Freyberg House (headquarters of the Ministry of Defence).

Central Community Liaisons Forum Meeting – 7 March 2017