11 Feb 2012

Goodman Properties say buildings quake safe

6:34 am on 11 February 2012

A company which owns a $1.5 billion property portfolio says it has been under pressure from tenants to check its buildings for earthquake safety.

Goodman Properties' comments follow a report which found serious structural weaknesses in the CTV building where 115 people died in the Christchurch quake on 22 February last year.

The report prompted the Department of Building and Housing to check about 350 multistorey buildings put up between 1982 and 1995 in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Goodman Properties says tenants are already wanting to know how safe their buildings are, so all have been checked and cleared by inspectors.

The firm says some tenants remained worried enough to seek separate checks or have Goodman's inspections peer reviewed.