66 Oxford Terrace - EQ Claim/Repair
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The building has a Basement and 12 levels above It of which the Basement and first 6 levels have suffered moderate to extensive damage. The Building has had temporary propping and structural steel propping put in place to prevent further structural damage.
Oxford Apartments’ north-facing Oxford Terrace site fronts the Avon River as it bends through central Christchurch.
Most of the apartments within the development occupy an entire floor. The exceptions are the ground floor unit and the penthouse, both of which comprise two floors, with north-facing double-height voids as linking elements.
The Oxford project makes extensive use of precast concrete panels and beams, craned into place, in lieu of blockwork and in situ concrete.
Responding to a more onerous earthquake code, the structural rationale involves vertical concrete shear walls, radially dispersed around the floorplates, in preference to a frame solution.
A smaller building fronting the site’s south boundary formed the first stage of the project, and contains a series of boutique inner city offices and retail tenancies.
The project is to provide initial estimates for the repair and rebuild for the 12 storey 66 Oxford Terrace building.
The insurer has chosen to not settle the case due to circumstances that are outside the control of Cuesko, and a settlement has not been reached.
Cuesko are on standby until the matter has been settled in court.