Leighs Construction workers started the massive task at 1am on Saturday and worked until late afternoon, with about 1870m3 of concrete pouring into a Christchurch central city construction site’s basement.
The pour laid the foundation for the new ANZ Centre on the site of the former Triangle Centre, bordering High, Cashel and Colombo Streets.
About 370 trucks delivered the concrete.
Leighs Construction’s managing director Anthony Leighs said this was a massive milestone for the CBD rebuild as a whole.
The team craned a pump into the basement and pumped the concrete into the area from three points on High St, Cashel St and Colombo St, he said.
The next stage of the project would involve construction of the basement walls and columns, with a tower crane due on site at the end of the month.
The new four level building would include ground floor retail and hospitality areas of 1700m2 and three levels of office.
- The Press
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