The recent start to construction of UniMed Insurance’s new commercial building in Gloucester Street, Christchurch, herald’s the company’s pending, and long awaited, return to its pre-earthquake CBD site.
Christchurch UniMed Construction
As UniMed’s project and construction manager, Signal managed the initial feasibility, concept and resource consent planning phase. Signal is now onsite managing the construction and commissioning phase of the project having secured building consent from the Christchurch City Council (CCC) and completed the competitive tendering of the project to over 30 separate trade packages.
Unlike many sites in the Christchurch CBD where deep piled building foundations are required, the UniMed building has a standard foundation design as the site is located, geotechnically, in an oasis of good gravels.
Spring 2017 through 2019 (targeted): Replacement of Hinsdale Middle School, located at Garfield Street & Second Street
Completed June 2017: Nicor Gas Investing in Illinois infrastructure improvement project
July 5, 2017 through Fall 2017 (targeted): Village resurfacing of streets within the CBD and addition of 23 brick crosswalks
The Village hopes that patrons will continue to support their local businesses during construction. The Village and its contractors, as well as the other parties performing work in the CBD, will work to ensure that all affected businesses remain open during construction. The Village has also hired a vallet service to add additional parking for shoppers on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. for the months of July and August. Please click here to view the full press release.
In 2017, a series of construction projects is set to take place within the Village’s Central Business District. The scope and approximate timeline of these projects is shown below. While the Village only has control of its own work, consistent communication with the other responsible parties is intended to make this work a positive experience for all affected stakeholders.
Together, these projects will improve the look, feel, and experience for shoppers and others who pass through Hinsdale’s downtown. Please click here for more detailed information on the 2017 CBD Resurfacing Project.
Below is the scope of work expected to be completed during the upcoming week.