Peel Away paint removal system played a major role in the $260m heritage restoration of the Christchurch Arts Centre, which was damaged in the 2011 earthquake.

Considered one of the largest heritage refurbishment projects in the world, the restoration was necessitated by the damage caused to the structure following the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Major consultation and planning by Government and committed stakeholders preceded the restoration project, which began in 2013. Covering three blocks, the Arts Centre is one of the major historical attractions in the city. Most of the buildings suffered serious structural damage resulting in stability problems.

Peel Away paint removal system was used to remove multiple layers of lead paint from internal brickwork, natural stone and timber frames. The refurbishment work is currently underway at the site.