The Carlton Corner Development
We wanted to deliver this project with great flare, given the significance of this iconic building.
– David Marsh, Executive Director at Oakwood Properties
A very complex build in only 9 months
The Carlton Corner Development was one of the first large-scale redevelopment projects undertaken after the earthquakes. Due to the high demand for commercial space at the time, and the commercial implications associated with it, the timeframe for The Carlton Corner Development was extremely tight.
A rebuild for hope
The success of the project wasn’t only an important step towards solving the tenancy issues, it also had a great psychological impact on the city, a city that desperately needed some positive change and a reassurance that things were moving forward and a brighter future was approaching.
The redevelopment of the iconic Carlton Corner was a major milestone for the Christchurch Rebuild initiative and it marked the beginning of a new era for the city.
A tiny site calls for outstanding logistics
The Carlton Corner Development was a large project on a very tight site on one of Christchurch’s busiest intersections. Clever planning, late night deliveries of materials, great logistics and outstanding project management were paramount to the success of this project and it’s successful completion in the tight timeframe given.
Overcoming the geotechnical issues
The project was market by a large amount of geotechnical issues, not only due to the earthquakes but also it’s proximity to the Avon River. Some of these issues were not addressed in the early stages of the design, therefore a last minute change to the design was needed. A large piling system was introduced with no allowance for extension to the programme. With some innovative solutions, extensive planning, and very good use of our Last Planner System, Cook Brothers Construction successfully delivered the project on time and exceeded the client’s expectations.