Bus exchange among buildings added to demolition list

12:42 pm on 4 August 2011

Christchurch's central city bus exchange is among the latest buildings to be added to the list of buildings to be demolished because of earthquake damage.

Forty buildings have been added to the demolition list, in the latest update from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

In total, 12 heritage buildings have been added, including the former Library Chambers on the corner of Cambridge Terrace and Hereford Street.

Nine of those added to the list are in High Street - all but one of those are heritage-listed.

The bus exchange building was opened in 2000.

Several suburban buildings are on the latest list, including Kerr's Reach Rowing Sheds and several buildings in Papanui.

In all, 576 buildings are now scheduled for demolition because of quake damage, in addition to 5000 residential properties which have to be abandoned.