Authour: Grant Harris

Type: Project Updates

Published: August 29, 2016

Tags: Canterbury, Main Contractor, Quality Assurance

Cashel Street Development

Bringing life to the heart of Christchurch

The commercial heart of Christchurch city centre was devastated in the earthquakes forcing businesses to move their offices to the outskirts of town while the empty spaces were turned into scruffy car parks. May 2016 marked the beginning of the development of the south-west block of Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Cook Brothers Construction were greatly involved in the Christchurch rebuild from the very beginning and were once again engaged as main contractor to carry out works on a very significant development - the first new building on the South side of Cashel Mall. The block, anchored by Ballantynes and Re:Start mall, has not seen any new construction since the earthquakes.

Landlord Denis Sunderland hoped to start rebuilding in mid-2012 but due to slow rebuild progress across the central city and the requirement for master-planned proposals for the retail precinct, it took four years for works to commence. Cook Brothers Construction are working closely with Cequent Projects, mall operators and the Christchurch City Council to minimise disruption to the surrounding businesses whilst still keeping on track with the agreed programme on this tight site with limited access.

Authour: Grant Harris

Type: Project Updates

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Botique architecture

The 4 storey building will have 2,000 square metres of commercial space a loft style apartment on the top floor. Design features include basalt panels, frameless glass shopfronts, a planted roof, and an upper balcony. Shops will face both Cashel St and Plymouth Lane.

Our team is staying on programme and finished the installation of lower level pre-cast panels last week. They have now moved on to structural steel frames and will keep monitoring their progress with drone footage until the completion of the project scheduled for May 2017.

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