AMPCSC Senior Centre Manager Jennifer Andrews was featured on NewstalkZB Christchurch, 02 Wednesday 2011 in an interview regarding The Palms Shopping Centre, Shirley, Christchurch.
In her interview she discusses the structure of the shopping centre and projected plan of assessment.
To listen to the full interview follow this link and select 10.00 TRN-NEWSTALK-ZB-CHCH; Jennifer appears on the air at 19.15minutes.
Today, it has been advised The Palms Shopping Centre has developed a remedial plan for the centre following the devastating earthquake on February 22.
Assessments by geotechnical and structural engineers have determined that the structural and liquefaction damage will necessitate remedial work in several areas of the centre.
AMP Capital Shopping Centres (AMPCSC) senior centre manager Jennifer Andrews said: “Our centre is ‘bruised but certainly not broken’ and despite circulating rumours, the centre will not be demolished. Compared to so many other buildings in Christchurch we are fortunate that our building can be safely repaired to stringent standards.
“Our primary concern since the earthquake has been for the safety of our retailers, customers and our own team, many of whom have also been personally affected. We were very fortunate that there were no serious injuries within the centre or the centre’s car parks.”
“We are working through a robust, flexible and sequential remedial plan in consultation with our retailers. This will take time; however we are fortunate to have their support during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and condolences are with everyone affected by the devastating earthquake and the ongoing aftershocks.”
Anyone who wishes to make a donation in support of Christchurch can participate in the earthquake appeal at collection points in-centre at the two other AMP Capital Shopping Centres, Botany Town Centre in East Auckland and Bayfair Shopping Centre in Tauranga.