17 Feb 2015

Police give update on CTV Building

7:49 pm on 17 February 2015

Police investigating the collapse of Christchurch's CTV Building in the 2011 earthquake say they will make a decision on whether to lay criminal charges towards the end of this year.

Search and Rescue teams at the site of the CTV building in February 2011.

Search and Rescue teams at the site of the CTV building in February 2011. Photo: AFP / HO / USAR

115 people died when the six-storey office block pancaked.

Flaws in the building, which was designed by structural engineer David Harding from Alan Reay Consultants, were identified by a royal commission as a contributing factor to its failure.

Police said an engineers' expert opinion on the case had almost been completed.

They said, once the investigation was finished, it would be subject to a legal review and only at this stage would a decision be made on whether to lay criminal charges.

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