20th June 2018

The Church Property Trustees Recovery Team have had an exciting few weeks as a number of the projects they have been working on have been recognised at a local and national level.

Church Property Trustees is the holder of one of the largest portfolios of heritage buildings in New Zealand.  With 56 of its 77 listed buildings damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquake sequence, the Recovery Team have developed a high level of expertise in their repair and preservation.  Each of the projects has required a unique solution.

On 15th June 2018 Holy Innocents, Mt Peel received a joint first in the Seismic category at the Canterbury Heritage Awards.

All six Church Property Trustees projects entered in the Seismic category received recognition –

  • Holy Innocents, Mt Peel – Joint winner [with the Statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott]
  • St Bartholomew’s, Kaiapoi – Highly Commended
  • St Paul’s, Tai Tapu – Highly Commended
  • St Barnabas, Fendalton – Commended
  • St Cuthbert’s, Governors Bay – Commended
  • St Michael’s School Old Stone Building – Commended

This recognition comes on top of other recent awards –

  • New Zealand Master Build Commercial Projects Awards – Silver for Holy Innocents & St Bartholomew’s
  • New Zealand Institute of Architects – Heritage Award for St Bartholomew’s

The Recovery Team are deeply grateful for the support and involvement of the parishes, donors and funders, consultants, builders, stonemasons, and other specialist heritage conservators, without whom these heritage projects would not have been so successful.