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Clarrie Gibbons building in 1940.
The century-old building is a heritage-listed building in the District Plan. It was designed by the City Engineer as one of many public utility buildings in Wellington to serve as a tram shelter and women’s restroom.
The building was deemed to be an earthquake prone building because it achieved less than 33% of the current new build standard (NBS). The building is now up to around 67% of the NBS.
This was part of our work plan to assess all Council-owned buildings and prioritise strengthening work based on the risk to public safety.
While on the premises for earthquake strengthening work, we also did remedial and maintenance work on the building.
Strengthening work included:
Remedial work concentrated on the roof:
Maintenance work involved:
Construction and maintenance work was done by Tracer Construction Limited.
101 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2199
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