Godley Head - Christchurch

Located on the northern headland of Lyttelton Harbour, Godley Head is the breathtaking outlook of one of the most intact and extensive World War II coastal defence batteries left in New Zealand.

Built to the standards of the day the buildings and structures contained large quantities of asbestos. There were also over 50 sites where buildings had been demolished and the contaminated materials left on the ground.

Scope of work - Included the safe removal and disposal of the asbestos products in 4 buildings including roofing, interior and exterior linings and insulation and the replacement with new like materials in keeping with the historical surroundings of the site, along with the removal and disposal of all demolition materials from 52 designated ground sites.

Almost half of the ground sites included elements of unknown work and the Godley Head Reserve remained open to the public during the asbestos removal works.

From The Department of Conservation 11 April 2008:
Parts of Godley Head WW II Coastal Defence Battery will be temporarily closed to the public, while material containing asbestos is removed.

“Because of the historic value of the site, and the health risk associated with asbestos we are using contractors experienced in this type of work and we will be doing a thorough job,” said Mr Jensen.

“The contractors we have chosen - Coast Central Construction of Tauranga - are very professional and the most experienced with asbestos removal in the country.”

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We acknowledge the considerable help from the following local companies who made this project the outstanding success that it was.
  • Arrow International Consultants Ltd
  • Mainland Roofing Ltd
  • Onduline Building Products Ltd
  • Daveron Scaffolding Ltd
  • Fahey Fence Hire
  • Royal Wolf Trading Ltd
  • Container Waste Ltd
  • Frews Contracting Ltd
  • Kinstruction Ltd
  • NZ Safety
  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Dept of Conservation
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