Redzone Branch Doing It’s Part
The Gough Group Redzone branch was opened prior to Christmas to assist with the deconstruction and eventual rebuilding of the Christchurch CBD.
It’s proximity to the CBD and Eastern Suburbs will help ensure that work will not be held back by machinery down-time through immediate service to all contractors operating in the area says Mike Meskimmon, Gough Group’ Christchurch Rebuild Manager.
The branch is staffed with heavy-duty mechanics and technicians and includes Gough TWL, Gough Cat sales, service and parts, Cat Rental and Cat Power Systems.
“We are certainly busy in the Redzone of the CBD. In addition the first two 320DL hydraulic excavators we have sold to the rebuild will start in the Eastern suburbs on housing demolition very shortly” said Mike.
“SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) work is expected to start ramping up around September when all the major infrastructure rebuild work will start in earnest. SCIRT is made up of the five main contractors who form the joint-venture for the rebuild.”
“The scale of the work to be undertaken is enormous. The current estimated cost on sub-surface infrastructure and local roading is $2B with a project length of 5 years. This does not include any actual building construction which will take 10-15 years to complete with current estimates in the vicinity of $30B”.
The branch has been an integral link to a variety of contracting and transport customers working in the CBD and Eastern Suburbs says Gough TWL’s Graeme Bruning.
“Our Gough TWL’ Redzone parts store is customized to the effort stocking workshop and engineering consumables, welding and gas cutting equipment, filtration products, oils, power and hand tools, and auto-electrical parts” says Graeme.
“We have plenty of room to add more specific product as customers require it in this area of the city. Paul Jones, based at the Redzone branch, is the perfect person to talk to in regards to both Gough TWL and Cat parts needs”.
The Redzone branch is based at the corner of Barbadoes and Lichfield Streets. The branch is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Phone (03) 943 0091.