Blenheim Police Station seismic assessment

As stated by Inspector Gini Welch, Acting Tasman District Commander:

Police this week received the results of a Detailed Seismic Assessment of Blenheim Police Station.

The assessment – sought by Police prior to renovations being conducted, and completed by structural engineers and design consultants – found the station’s cellblock and an addition that sits directly above it are not suitable for occupation.

The cellblock itself is not considered earthquake prone but may be at risk due to severe structural weakness located in the addition.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.