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Ladbrooks and Springston halls get tougher

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Ladbrooks and Springston halls have re-opened after a much-needed revamp to meet new building standard (NBS) requirements to withstand future seismic activity.

Work began on both halls late last year as part of a seismic strengthening programme, with Ladbrooks Hall being completed in December 2017 and Springston Hall in January 2018.

The total cost of the Ladbrooks and Springston Halls seismic strengthening was $850,000.

Ladbrooks and Springston halls were both identified as requiring seismic strengthening by engineering consultants through the detailed engineering evaluation survey process. The Council decided to strengthen both halls to 67% NBS (or more), a target many other councils around the country have set as a benchmark. Other work to ensure building code compliance was undertaken. Both halls had fire, electrical and mechanical, accessibility and thermal improvements to meet the new standards.

Re-opening ceremonies were held for both halls last month. Around 140 people attended the Ladbrooks Hall re-opening including Ladbrooks School students who performed several songs. Councillor Debra Hasson and Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee member, Margaret Bothwell made speeches. Councillor Mark Alexander and City Care contractors were also in attendance.

Springston Hall reopening attracted a crowd of 40 attendees. A number of Selwyn Councillors attended with Councillor Grant Miller speaking at the event. The ribbon was cut by Springston Hall Committee Chairperson Neville Benny.

For information visit the halls page on the Council website.

Last Changed: 10 Apr 2018


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