WelCom April 2022
The Catholic Centre in Hill Street, Thorndon, the centre of operations for the Cardinal and a range of diocesan and national church offices, has been closed pending decisions on its future.
People are working from home and from other locations around the archdiocese while alternative accommodation is being investigated.
The decision to close the Catholic Centre followed notification that some of the key elements of the structure of the Centre were rated 20 per cent of the New Building Standards (NBS). This information was contained in a Detailed Seismic Assessment Report issued in February 2022. A peer review of the engineer’s report has been commissioned.
Once that is received, there will be an assessment of whether to re-strengthen the building or to demolish and rebuild, or to demolish and redevelop the Hill Street site.