Civil and Structural
 Consulting Engineers

7 Matipo Street, Christchurch - Remaining Facade Panels

  • 7 Matipo Street
7 Matipo Street1

Key Project Details



KiwiRail Property


Higgs Construction Ltd


Remedial works commenced in June 2011, with the majority of work completed in early 2013.


The property at 7 Matipo Street is occupied by Toll who use it as their main Christchurch depot. The building contains rail and road freight infrastructure and a large steel framed distribution warehouse with a two storey concrete framed administration office building at the East end.
Novare has been involved in various alterations and remedial words to the building since June 2011 and our services have included:

Post-earthquake inspection of the warehouse and administration office building following the seismic events of June 13th, 2011. This was followed by management of urgent earthquake remedial works including the removal of large cracked tilt panels.

Design and project management of alterations to the administration office building including; alterations to the front canopy, installation of a new egress door and associated ramp works, assessment of movements to glazed curtain walls and vibrations of precast floor systems, and various concrete repairs to the facade tilt panels.

Design and project management of alterations to the distribution warehouse, including a replacement roller door and associated structural steel work and remedial works to most of the vertical cross bracing in the warehouse.

About Novare Design

Novare Design is a New Zealand based company of civil and structural engineers providing superior service nationally and throughout Asia and the Pacific. We pair innovation with experience to provide a professional yet personalised service for our clients needs. Our expertise includes the buildings, bridges, civil and infrastructure sectors. Novare Design has gained an enviable reputation for delivering solutions that exceed our client's expectations.

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