A significant milestone on the construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been reached with piling work now completed.
This marks the end of the in-ground works on the Memorial and those travelling down Montreal Street will soon see Fletcher Construction placing reinforcing steel, erecting formwork and pouring concrete for the beams that tie the piles to the main structure.
“Following the opening of the north bank earlier this year the completion of the piling is another step towards the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial’s completion for February next year,” says Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley
The marble from Italy that will be used to make the Memorial Wall is now also on its way to New Zealand for engraving.
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will provide a place to reflect on the events that changed Canterbury forever, paying respect to the 185 people who lost their lives on 22 February 2011.
Funding of up to $10 million from the Government, and $1 million from the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund, will be used for the development of the Memorial.