by Anonymous Author
Ladbrooks and Springston Halls have undergone a much-needed revamp to meet new building standard requirements to withstand future seismic activity.
Both halls will be officially opened this Friday.
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.
Council’s Major Projects Property Manager, John Reid, said both halls are well-used by their communities and their reopening enhances the recreational opportunities for Selwyn residents.
“The council has worked closely with both the Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee and Springston Hall Committee, to ensure their community halls will be enjoyed for many years to come.
“We would like to thank both communities for their patience while we got both halls up to the required building standards,” Mr Reid said.
The Ladbrooks and Springston halls were both identified as requiring seismic strengthening by engineering consultants, through an engineering evaluation survey process following the Canterbury earthquakes.
Council decided to strengthen both halls to 67% of the new building standard. Other work to ensure building code compliance was undertaken. Both halls had fire, electrical and mechanical, accessibility and thermal improvements to meet the new NBS standards.