Coleridge Terrace – retaining wall replacement


We are replacing an earthquake damaged retaining wall and installing a new one on Coleridge Terrace to support safe driveway access to houses 1 to 7 on the street.


We maintain our retaining walls across the city to make sure they are safe and work effectively.


North side of Coleridge Terrace, adjacent to the Lyttelton Club in Lyttelton.


Work will start in February 2021 and is expected to be completed by late June 2021 (weather dependent). Work will be undertaken between Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm.


The contractor is Hunter Civil Ltd. Phone 03 381 7094 between Monday to Friday. Advise us if you have specific property access requirements e.g.: medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries, planned work.


We are installing a new retaining wall to support the slope above Coleridge Terrace that helps provide safe driveway access. 

Works include demolition of the existing wall, construction of a new concrete retaining wall and a partial road re-construction. We will be saving and re-using the historic red rock facing of the current wall.

This project is happening in conjunction with work Hunter Civil Ltd is also carrying out on Simeon Quay. 

Impact of work

  • There will be limited vehicle access to numbers 1 to 7 Coleridge Terrace and the contractor will let residents know when access will be restricted 
  • There will be noise disturbance, particularly during the demolition phase which we will try to minimise as much as possible
  • The east end of Coleridge Terrace will be closed to traffic, near Dublin Street. Access to Coleridge Terrace will be from the west end, by London Street
  • Some on-street parking will be restricted for safety reasons

Simeon Quay half bridge replacement

  • NIGHT and DAY works: carried out from January 2021 to July  2021. Work will be undertaken 24/7, with both day and night shifts in place
  • Some evenings Simeon Quay will be reduced to one lane, with stop/go traffic management in place. This is likely to cause delays overnight
  • A temporary queueing route will be set up for west bound traffic (heading towards Governors Bay and Naval Point), in case of heavy queueing demands
  • The queueing route will be along London Street, between Dublin and Canterbury Streets, on night shifts only when traffic may be reduced to one lane

For updates about these works please email