128 buildings are to be demolished in Christchurch’s city centre following the 22nd February earthquake. 128. It’s just a number.

But when you start putting names to the businesses that were in those buildings, suddenly the extent of the damage becomes very real.

These are the building that will be either demolished (or have already been demolished), will be partially demolished or will need extensive work to make them safe.

The table from canterburyearthquake.org.nz shows their address, the name of the business or building, the extent of the damage and whether or not the building is listed as a heritage building.

Unlike the official list, I’ve sorted these by street name to make them easier to locate:

Number |
Street |
Building/Company Name |
Situation |
Heritage |

245 | Armagh | Hairdresser | Demolish | N |

247 | Armagh | Laundrette | Demolish | N |

249 | Armagh | Dairy | Demolish | N |

249 | Armagh | Dairy | Partial | N |

359 | Barbadoes | Demolish | ||

136 | Barbadoes | Cathedral of Blessed Sacrement | Partial | Y |

69A | Beachville | Demolish | N | |

21 | Bealey | Carlton Hotel | Partial | Y |

18 | Bedford | Demolish | N | |

14 | Bedford | Park Lane Handbags | Demolish | N |

83 | Byron | Demolish | N | |

35 | Cambridge | Rolleston Courts Apts | CRITICAL | N |

41 | Cambridge | Cambridge Apartments | Demolish | N |

161 | Cashel | Grand Chancellor Hotel | CRITICAL | Critical |

236 | Cashel | St Paul’s Church | demolish | Y |

274 | Cashel | The Provincial | Demolish | Y |

282 | Cashel | Coffee Cashel | demolish | |

87-89 | Cashel | 3 Wise Men | Demolish | N |

173 | Cashel | Kebab Masters – Highlight House | Partial | Y |

280 | Cashel | The Complete Angler | Partial | N |

314 | Cashel | Partial | N | |

32 | Cathedral | The Press Building | Demolish | Y |

112 | Centaurus | Demolish | Y | |

116 | Centaurus | Demolish | Y | |

2 | Chester | Stratham House – Cathedral Grammar | Demolish | Y |

117 | Chester | Demolish | N | |

382 | Colombo | The Great Opportunity Shop & Dairy | Demolish | N |

398 | Colombo | Sydenham Stationary | Demolish | Y |

400 | Colombo | Demolish | Y | |

402 | Colombo | Demolish | Y | |

404 | Colombo | Ascot TV | Demolish | Y |

406 | Colombo | Ascot TV | Demolish | Y |

441 | Colombo | Demolish | N | |

452 | Colombo | Demolish | N | |

534 | Colombo | Smith City Carpark | Demolish | N |

562 | Colombo | Thai Food Fish & Chips, Starfish Swimwear | Demolish | N |

595 | Colombo | The Lotus Heart | Demolish | N |

597 | Colombo | Grandharna Loka | Demolish | N |

599 | Colombo | Sushi Dining | Demolish | N |

603 | Colombo | Austral Building | Demolish | Y |

605 | Colombo | Internet Cafe / Satay No | Demolish | Y |

615 | Colombo | Austral Building | Demolish | Y |

626 | Colombo | Bean Bags / Montgomery Building | Demolish | Y |

803 | Colombo | The Painted Room | Demolish | N |

819 | Colombo | Phu Thai | Demolish | N |

854 | Colombo | Chesterfield Preschools Ltd or Wharetiki | Demolish | Y |

384-384A | Colombo | Fish’n’Chips & Eve’s Gifts | Demolish | N |

593a | Colombo | Southern Ink | Demolish | N |

595a | Colombo | Japanese Food | Demolish | N |

597a | Colombo | Longthorn Leather Shop | Demolish | N |

601-601A | Colombo | Pleasure Plus | Demolish | N |

625-629 | Colombo | Sucklings | Demolish | Y |

635-637 | Colombo | Snowgum | Demolish | N |

753-759 | Colombo | 2-storey commercial | Demolish | Y |

380 | Colombo | Tasty Tucker Bakery | Make Safe | N |

429 | Colombo | Selwyn Traders | Make Safe | N |

484 | Colombo | Make Safe | N | |

448 | Colombo | Partial | N | |

592 | Colombo | Dick Smith | Partial | N |

800 | Colombo | Sala Thai | Partial | N |

01/01/92 | Colombo | Modern Engravers | Partial | N |

01/02/92 | Colombo | Speedway Bookshop | Partial | N |

811-815 | Colombo | Cafe Valentino | Partial | N |

1 | Cracroft | Demolish | N | |

183 | Durham | Demolish | N | |

207 | Durham | Kodak Photo Warehouse | Demolish | N |

299 | Durham | Contours | Demolish | N |

373 | Durham | Laycocks Collision Repair | Demolish | N |

423 | Durham | Demolish | N | |

435 | Durham | Turret House | Demolish | Y |

243 | Durham | St Michaels & All Angels | Make Safe | Y |

183 | Durham | Partial | N | |

197 | Durham | Brown Brothers Eng | Partial | N |

211 | Durham | Avon Bridal | Partial | N |

6 | Eversleigh | Hadleigh | Demolish | Y |

227 | Fitzgerald | Partial | Y | |

229 | Fitzgerald | Partial | ||

194 | Gloucester | Wave House (Old Winnie Bagoes) | Demolish | Y |

198 | Gloucester | Partial | ||

141 | Hereford | Community House | CRITICAL | CRITICAL |

190-192 | Hereford | Kenton Chambers | CRITICAL | Y |

84 | Hereford | Mythai (former NZ Trust and Loan Building) | Demolish | Y |

167 | Hereford | Mike Pero House | Demolish | N |

169 | Hereford | Mike Pero House | Demolish | N |

198 | Hereford | Fisher and Assoc | Demolish | Y |

202 | Hereford | Avon House | Demolish | Y |

198 | Hereford | Partial | Y | |

178 | High | Burgers & Beers | Partial | N |

211 | High | Storm | Partial | Y |

211-213 | High | Excelsion Hotel Bottle Shop | Partial | Y |

39 | Kahu | Radio Shack | Partial | Y |

132 | Kilmore | Thrifty Car Rental | Demolish | |

135 | Kilmore | Caledonian Hall | Demolish | Y |

137 | Kilmore | Medlab | Demolish | N |

222 | Kilmore | The Herbal Dispensary | Demolish | N |

228 | Kilmore | Cupcake Parlour | Demolish | Y |

231 | Kilmore | Cookie Time | Demolish | N |

245 | Kilmore | Demolish | N | |

255 | Kilmore | Octo Ltd | Demolish | N |

261 | Kilmore | Demolish | N | |

146 | Kilmore | Repertory Theatre | Partial | Y |

226 | Kilmore | Cupcake Parlour NOT ADDRESS | Partial | Y |

116 | Lichfield | Ruben Blades | Demolish | Y |

152 | Lichfield | For Lease & “The Swank” | Demolish | N |

165 | Lichfield | C4 Coffee | Demolish | N |

111 – 113 | Lichfield | Former Park Lane Handbags | Demolish | Y |

114 | Lichfield | Honey Pot Cafe | Partial | Y |

140 – 142 | Lichfield | Mayfair Building | Partial | Y Grp 4 |

32 | Linwood | Linwood House | Demolish | Y |

228 | Linwood | Cartridge World | Demolish | N |

230 | Linwood | lefthandpath tatoos | Demolish | N |

234 | Linwood | Dairy | Demolish | N |

236 | Linwood | Fish and Chips | Demolish | N |

238 | Linwood | Demolish | N | |

228A | Linwood | Canterbury Cutz | Demolish | N |

230A | Linwood | Your Shout | Demolish | N |

271 | Madras | Harcourts Grenadier | CRITICAL | N |

281 | Madras | Community Law Canterbury | Demolish | N |

253 – 255 | Madras | Arrow international | Partial | N |

288 | Main | Demolish | N | |

68 | Manchester | Units A and B | Demolish | Y |

76 | Manchester | Demolish | Y | |

83 | Manchester | Groovey Glasses | Demolish | N |

85 | Manchester | Tru Grit | Demolish | N |

117 | Manchester | Demolish | n | |

149 | Manchester | Nuttals Building | Demolish | Y |

198 | Manchester | Former Civic Buildings | Demolish | Y |

221 | Manchester | Key Cutting/Shoe Repair | Demolish | N |

293 | Manchester | Subway | Demolish | N |

141 – 147 | Manchester | Demolish | N | |

141a | Manchester | Demolish | N | |

69-73 | Manchester | Cecil House | Demolish | Y |

105 | Manchester | H Pannells | Partial | Y |

107 | Manchester | Budapest Restaurant | Partial | Y |

109 | Manchester | John Dary Menswear | Partial | Y |

120 | Manchester | Excelsior Hotel | Partial | Y |

173 | Manchester | Highlight House | Partial | |

24 | Marriner | Rockvilla, dwelling | Demolish | Y |

374 | Montreal | Demolish | ||

17 | Norwich | Forbes Building | Demolish | Y |

54 | Oxford | Adventure Travel | Demolish | N |

402 | Oxford | Demolish | Y | |

196 | Papanui | Villa Antiques | Demolish | N |

196A | Papanui | Love in a Basket | Demolish | N |

198A | Papanui | Demolish | N | |

202A | Papanui | Mansfield Antiques & Momo Sushi | Demolish | N |

204 | Papanui | Kudos hairdrssers | Partial | N |

33 | Rolleston | Christs College | Demolish | N |

146-152 | Somerfield | Samsons Garage | Demolish | N |

72 | St Asaph | Body Works | Demolish | N |

248 | St Asaph | Affordable Car Rentals | Demolish | N |

263 | St Asaph | Mckenzie and Willis | Demolish | N |

270 | St Asaph | Southlander Bar | Demolish | N |

01/01/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/02/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/03/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/04/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/04/10 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/05/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/06/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

01/07/04 | St Asaph | P & D Duncan Ltd | Make Safe | Y |

108 | Stanmore | Demolish | N | |

180 | Tuam | Fuller Brothers | Demolish | Y |

217 | Tuam | Atami Bath House | Demolish | N |

221 | Tuam | Portobello | Demolish | N |

230 | Tuam | Edison Hall (Workshop, Witchery) | Demolish | Y |

230 | Tuam | Demolish | ||

232 | Tuam | Domo and Witchery | Demolish | Y |

236 | Tuam | Domo | Demolish | Y |

223 | Tuam | Global Fabric | Partial | N |

50 | Victoria | NZ College of Early Childhood Education | CRITICAL | N |

148 | Victoria | BDO Spicer House | CRITICAL | CRITICAL |

183 | Victoria | Saggio De Vino | Demolish | N |

83 | Victoria | Solo Design Store | Partial | N |

185 | Victoria | Mop Organics | Partial | N |

14 | Wise | Addington Flour Mil-Grain Store | Demolish | Y |

105 | Worcester | Metro | Demolish | N |

121 | Worcester | Mayfair Building | Demolish | Y |

123 | Worcester | Intercity & Newmans Coachlines | Demolish | N |

127 | Worcester | Pills for Thrills | Demolish | N |

143 | Worcester | Lonsdale House – Gopals + Pedros | Demolish | Y |

281 | Worcester | Demolish | N |

Many of these businesses will mean something to the people of Christchurch. I was particularly saddened to see names such as the Press Building, the former Civic buildings, C4 Coffee, Mckenzie and Willis … actually forget that, every building on the list is a sad story.

Update: Looks like Diamond Harbour’s Godley House is also to be demolished according to this article on the Christchurch City Council website. Sucks. I used to love heading out that way on my friend’s motorbike on a sunny day. Good times.

You can view the official list and find links to download it in spreadsheet format or view a full map of the buildings on the Canterbury Earthquake website.