Located on Clarence Street, Addington, the tower is listed as an Historic Place Category 1.
After the earthquakes
A Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) report concluded that the tower is not considered to be earthquake prone.
As part of the DEE process further investigation of the tower’s structure will be undertaken. The purpose is to confirm the strength and capacity of the building in terms of a percentage of New Building Standard (% NBS).
Investigations of structural elements of the building will include:
- Concrete wall investigation: removal of a section of concrete to determine if steel reinforcing bars are present
- Foundations investigation: removal and replacement of floorboards to gain access to foundations for inspection of the condition and size.