14 Aug 2012
14 August 2012
This weekly update is being distributed throughout the Diocese and uploaded to our website (www.anglicanlife.org.nz/rebuild ) to keep people informed on matters of insurance, repairs, and building works
Earthquake Recovery Projects (ERPs)
We have 25 earthquake projects currently being project-managed by RCP and one, St Stephen’s Church Lincoln, is being managed by Alec McDonald from McDonald and Horton Architects. Each of these is expected to cost more than $50,000, and all require a building consent to complete.
There are a number of stages in the repair process: Assessment, Consultation, Design, Approvals, Detailed Design, Consent, Tender, Construction, and finally, Completion.
Final design and funding details are under discussion for St Barnabas’ Church Fendalton and St Paul’s Church, Papanui before these repair and strengthening projects can begin. All going well, St Paul’s will re-open in December this year, but St Barnabas is a larger project and will not be completed until 2013.
Progress is being made on moving the Cathedral Grammar Chapel (St Saviour’s Chapel) back to Lyttelton and onto the Holy Trinity site. A design for the re-sited church and link to a new lounge is being developed by Warren and Mahoney in consultation with the parish. The plan is to incorporate some elements of Holy Trinity into both the church and lounge as appropriate.
Aidan de Faoite will be acting as the CPT contact on a number of these ERPs, and as I pass the project baton onto him, each parish involved will be advised. Until then; if you have any queries on the work at your parish, I can be contacted on 027-285-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
This Week’s Vicarage Update
Dia dhuit a chaired!
Hands up, those of you who remember this from last week.
More progress this week with another vicarage starting the repair process. Currently we stand at nine completed repairs, and our two imminent starts are now down to one. The vicarage started Monday, 13 August, will take approximately six weeks to complete. Keep watching, the light is getting brighter…
I was also in attendance recently at the final sign-off for completed repairs at St Andrew’s Church in Redcliffs. Their repairs were completed this week and the parish is making full use of their facilities once again. I have to say Whyte’s Construction did a very good job and made the church available every weekend for worship during the repair process.
Here is a photo (download file to see photo) of Kevin Long (RCP Project Manager), Heath
McKay of Whyte’s, along with Paul Costley and Neville from the parish at the final sign-off. Apologies, but sometimes Photoshop just can’t do anything! The doors look good though…
We are looking forward to getting more projects underway in the near future. Feel free to contact me on 03-348-5129, or you can email any vicarage / EQC queries to email@example.com .
And remember: When God made time, he made plenty of it.
Aidan de Faoite
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