• Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • Mustang Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2016 – present

    Architecture: Nott Architects, IKON Architects, Architectural Worx, Noel Strez Architects and Structex

    Contractor: Apollo Projects, Farrell Construction and CityCare

    Structex has provided structural and architectural design services for a handful of rental car buildings for Christchurch International Airport. These include Jucy, Omega, Spaceship, Snap, Go, A-Rentals and Yesaway. The facilities typically includes offices and reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas, specifically designed to suit each company’s needs.

    Key design features include large external cantilevering canopies, internal mezzanines and steel fibre reinforced floor slabs to accommodate the lack of support afforded by the poor ground conditions. At times, Structex has worked in a lead consultant role, co-coordinating the other disciplines to ensure the design comes together seamlessly on site.

  • Mustang Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2016 – present

    Architecture: Nott Architects, IKON Architects, Architectural Worx, Noel Strez Architects and Structex

    Contractor: Apollo Projects, Farrell Construction and CityCare

    Structex has provided structural and architectural design services for a handful of rental car buildings for Christchurch International Airport. These include Jucy, Omega, Spaceship, Snap, Go, A-Rentals and Yesaway. The facilities typically includes offices and reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas, specifically designed to suit each company’s needs.

    Key design features include large external cantilevering canopies, internal mezzanines and steel fibre reinforced floor slabs to accommodate the lack of support afforded by the poor ground conditions. At times, Structex has worked in a lead consultant role, co-coordinating the other disciplines to ensure the design comes together seamlessly on site.

  • Mustang Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2016 – present

    Architecture: Nott Architects, IKON Architects, Architectural Worx, Noel Strez Architects and Structex

    Contractor: Apollo Projects, Farrell Construction and CityCare

    Structex has provided structural and architectural design services for a handful of rental car buildings for Christchurch International Airport. These include Jucy, Omega, Spaceship, Snap, Go, A-Rentals and Yesaway. The facilities typically includes offices and reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas, specifically designed to suit each company’s needs.

    Key design features include large external cantilevering canopies, internal mezzanines and steel fibre reinforced floor slabs to accommodate the lack of support afforded by the poor ground conditions. At times, Structex has worked in a lead consultant role, co-coordinating the other disciplines to ensure the design comes together seamlessly on site.

  • Mustang Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2016 – present

    Architecture: Nott Architects, IKON Architects, Architectural Worx, Noel Strez Architects and Structex

    Contractor: Apollo Projects, Farrell Construction and CityCare

    Structex has provided structural and architectural design services for a handful of rental car buildings for Christchurch International Airport. These include Jucy, Omega, Spaceship, Snap, Go, A-Rentals and Yesaway. The facilities typically includes offices and reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas, specifically designed to suit each company’s needs.

    Key design features include large external cantilevering canopies, internal mezzanines and steel fibre reinforced floor slabs to accommodate the lack of support afforded by the poor ground conditions. At times, Structex has worked in a lead consultant role, co-coordinating the other disciplines to ensure the design comes together seamlessly on site.

  • Te Ana Marina, Lyttelton Port

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikonarc

    Construction: Naylor Love

    The Woolstore project involved the strengthening and refurbishment of an existing industrial building located in the Te Ana Marina development. The building, historically used as a woolstore, was converted into offices and ablutions for the marina, and hospitality and retail spaces. The work included installing glazing and entrances along the south side of the building to provide a visual and physical connection to the water and marina. It also included installing a series of steel braces with new shallow concrete foundations throughout the building to bring it up to current code requirements. The existing large-span timber roof trusses, timber columns, and timber wall framing were retained.

    Structex also provided structural engineering services for the auxiliary structures around the new Te Ana Marina development

  • Te Ana Marina, Lyttelton Port

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikonarc

    Construction: Naylor Love

    The Woolstore project involved the strengthening and refurbishment of an existing industrial building located in the Te Ana Marina development. The building, historically used as a woolstore, was converted into offices and ablutions for the marina, and hospitality and retail spaces. The work included installing glazing and entrances along the south side of the building to provide a visual and physical connection to the water and marina. It also included installing a series of steel braces with new shallow concrete foundations throughout the building to bring it up to current code requirements. The existing large-span timber roof trusses, timber columns, and timber wall framing were retained.

    Structex also provided structural engineering services for the auxiliary structures around the new Te Ana Marina development

  • Te Ana Marina, Lyttelton Port

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikonarc

    Construction: Naylor Love

    The Woolstore project involved the strengthening and refurbishment of an existing industrial building located in the Te Ana Marina development. The building, historically used as a woolstore, was converted into offices and ablutions for the marina, and hospitality and retail spaces. The work included installing glazing and entrances along the south side of the building to provide a visual and physical connection to the water and marina. It also included installing a series of steel braces with new shallow concrete foundations throughout the building to bring it up to current code requirements. The existing large-span timber roof trusses, timber columns, and timber wall framing were retained.

    Structex also provided structural engineering services for the auxiliary structures around the new Te Ana Marina development

  • Te Ana Marina, Lyttelton Port

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikonarc

    Construction: Naylor Love

    The Woolstore project involved the strengthening and refurbishment of an existing industrial building located in the Te Ana Marina development. The building, historically used as a woolstore, was converted into offices and ablutions for the marina, and hospitality and retail spaces. The work included installing glazing and entrances along the south side of the building to provide a visual and physical connection to the water and marina. It also included installing a series of steel braces with new shallow concrete foundations throughout the building to bring it up to current code requirements. The existing large-span timber roof trusses, timber columns, and timber wall framing were retained.

    Structex also provided structural engineering services for the auxiliary structures around the new Te Ana Marina development

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • Westwood Business Park, Blenheim

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Structex

    Construction: Robinsons Construction

    Designed to house the Marlborough region administrative staff, the local retail store and the regions distribution warehouse, the PGG Wrightson building in Westwood Business Park was delivered as a combined effort between Structex, Coresteel and Robinson Construction.

    Structex completed the architectural and structural design of the office and retail areas while Coresteel designed the warehouse. Using BIM principles as the basis for collaboration between the two design parties, the building went together seamlessly.

  • Westwood Business Park, Blenheim

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Structex

    Construction: Robinsons Construction

    Designed to house the Marlborough region administrative staff, the local retail store and the regions distribution warehouse, the PGG Wrightson building in Westwood Business Park was delivered as a combined effort between Structex, Coresteel and Robinson Construction.

    Structex completed the architectural and structural design of the office and retail areas while Coresteel designed the warehouse. Using BIM principles as the basis for collaboration between the two design parties, the building went together seamlessly.

  • Westwood Business Park, Blenheim

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Structex

    Construction: Robinsons Construction

    Designed to house the Marlborough region administrative staff, the local retail store and the regions distribution warehouse, the PGG Wrightson building in Westwood Business Park was delivered as a combined effort between Structex, Coresteel and Robinson Construction.

    Structex completed the architectural and structural design of the office and retail areas while Coresteel designed the warehouse. Using BIM principles as the basis for collaboration between the two design parties, the building went together seamlessly.

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards:  2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards:  2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards:  2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards:  2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards:  2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 1092 Frankton Road, Queenstown

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Dalman Architecture

    Construction: Calder Stewart

    Terrace Junction is located at one of the highest profile and busiest main road intersections in the region, with vehicle movements upwards of 25,000 per day. Terrace Junction has been designed with traditional Central Otago influences in keeping with the alpine theme of the surrounding Queenstown and Wakatipu areas. A 3-level commercial building with 3500m2 of flexible tenancy configurations, designed to the unique constraints of the site, including its geometry, traffic and resource consent requirements. There was a requirement to maximise off-site fabrication of structural elements. Civil works including construction of pavements and surface water drainage.

  • 254 Cranford Street, Christchurch 

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Canform Structures

    Specifically designed to become the new home for the award winning Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, this two storey building comprises a cafe style retail shop on the ground floor and both bakery operations and offices above it. The suspended floor features specific provision for heavy loading from ingredient storage (dry & refrigerated) and commercial ovens weighing up to 1.2 tonne. A piled foundation is utilised to accomodate the liquefaction prone soil that contains organic peat deposits.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Bronze

  • Waterfront House

  • 112 - 116 Cashel Street

  • Winstanley Kerridge

  • Mustang Park

  • Te Ana Marina Development

  • HSBC Tower

  • PGG Wrightson

  • Pacific Tower

  • The Hub Hornby

  • Re:START Container Mall

  • Orion Building

  • Terrace Junction

  • Kidd's Cakes & Bakery