Watch the progress as our exciting new Centre rises from the ground up.
The first earthquake in September 2010 caused substantial damage to the old Durham Street Church and Aldersgate Centre, that required props to hold it up. Weakened even further by successive aftershocks, it was utterly destroyed by the February 2011 quake, and tragically took three lives with it.
It was assumed, given the building failure in February, that there was no foundation – certainly nothing showed up during demolition. It was quite a surprise to discover approx 2 metres of dry stone wall in the ground around the perimeter. Not a lot of structural support, but 155 years ago it would have been the logical thing to do.
View our progress updates as the new building gets built below.
In February 2020, it’s great to see progress on the colourful, inclusive stained-glass window designed and being crafted
It’s great to see progress on the colourful, inclusive stained-glass window designed and being crafted for us by Graham
The large screens that hang down from the roof over the colonnades down both sides of the Aldersgate
With the Aldersgate construction nearing completion, on a beautiful sunny summer morning at 7:30am on Thursday 28 Nov,
Work is underway on an exciting new and colourful window that will evoke a hopeful and inclusive message
With much of the external scaffolding now taken down, its easier to get a good idea of the
Unlike the attached link, suggesting Mike Pence was horrified to discover a unisex toilet in his own house, this
It is a tradition that when a significant building reaches the stage of its roof being completed, that
Progress on the construction continues – now inside as well as outside, as the roofing is being constructed.