• Worsleys Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Amalgamated Builders

    Structex was engaged to design retail buildings for the adventure park village. This was a fast-track project with only ten months between the concept design and completion of construction. The village buildings are exceptional examples of what is possible with modern day timber construction; only one piece of structural steel was required in the café building pictured and encourage responsible construction practices with renewable resources.

  • Worsleys Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Amalgamated Builders

    Structex was engaged to design retail buildings for the adventure park village. This was a fast-track project with only ten months between the concept design and completion of construction. The village buildings are exceptional examples of what is possible with modern day timber construction; only one piece of structural steel was required in the café building pictured and encourage responsible construction practices with renewable resources.

  • Worsleys Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Amalgamated Builders

    Structex was engaged to design retail buildings for the adventure park village. This was a fast-track project with only ten months between the concept design and completion of construction. The village buildings are exceptional examples of what is possible with modern day timber construction; only one piece of structural steel was required in the café building pictured and encourage responsible construction practices with renewable resources.

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

    Completion: 2019

    Project Manager: One Four Limited

    Architecture: Buchan Architects

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    The Rolleston Square commercial centre has been developed over a period of 15 years to provide retail and community services to Rolleston as the town and region have rapidly grown. It now incorporates occupants such as a regional health hub, national retailers, cafes and restaurants, gyms, and even the local MP’s office.

    Structex was engaged from day 1 to provide structural and civil engineering services, and architectural detailing support. The structural design has in many areas been to Importance Level 4 for facilities required to be operational immediately post-disaster, and in fact the largest space which was occupied by The Warehouse was subject to a significant aftershock during the opening ceremony. Those stages constructed before the Canterbury earthquakes have remained open throughout the disaster with very little damage to repair and, as a consequence, have been readily re-insured with low excess. A key aspect of the design has also been to have a building envelope allowing flexibility of tenant fitout, and multiple tenancy changes have occurred during the life of the project with relative ease.

    Sustainability and attention to design detail has been a core project objective, adding value for the owners and community. Examples of this approach in action include: A structural roof system providing a high level of insulation and eliminating the need for ceilings, a structural grid readily suited to retail space requirements, attention to the support of non-structural elements to limit damage in snow or seismic events, and paved stormwater drainage well filtered before discharge to the soils. We have even re-purposed some redundant concrete elements from the early stages to later buildings and landscape features.

    Awards:

    This project received a Silver Award in the Retail Category of the 2020 NZ Commercial Project Awards.

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

    Completion: 2019

    Project Manager: One Four Limited

    Architecture: Buchan Architects

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    The Rolleston Square commercial centre has been developed over a period of 15 years to provide retail and community services to Rolleston as the town and region have rapidly grown. It now incorporates occupants such as a regional health hub, national retailers, cafes and restaurants, gyms, and even the local MP’s office.

    Structex was engaged from day 1 to provide structural and civil engineering services, and architectural detailing support. The structural design has in many areas been to Importance Level 4 for facilities required to be operational immediately post-disaster, and in fact the largest space which was occupied by The Warehouse was subject to a significant aftershock during the opening ceremony. Those stages constructed before the Canterbury earthquakes have remained open throughout the disaster with very little damage to repair and, as a consequence, have been readily re-insured with low excess. A key aspect of the design has also been to have a building envelope allowing flexibility of tenant fitout, and multiple tenancy changes have occurred during the life of the project with relative ease.

    Sustainability and attention to design detail has been a core project objective, adding value for the owners and community. Examples of this approach in action include: A structural roof system providing a high level of insulation and eliminating the need for ceilings, a structural grid readily suited to retail space requirements, attention to the support of non-structural elements to limit damage in snow or seismic events, and paved stormwater drainage well filtered before discharge to the soils. We have even re-purposed some redundant concrete elements from the early stages to later buildings and landscape features.

    Awards:

    This project received a Silver Award in the Retail Category of the 2020 NZ Commercial Project Awards.

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

    Completion: 2019

    Project Manager: One Four Limited

    Architecture: Buchan Architects

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    The Rolleston Square commercial centre has been developed over a period of 15 years to provide retail and community services to Rolleston as the town and region have rapidly grown. It now incorporates occupants such as a regional health hub, national retailers, cafes and restaurants, gyms, and even the local MP’s office.

    Structex was engaged from day 1 to provide structural and civil engineering services, and architectural detailing support. The structural design has in many areas been to Importance Level 4 for facilities required to be operational immediately post-disaster, and in fact the largest space which was occupied by The Warehouse was subject to a significant aftershock during the opening ceremony. Those stages constructed before the Canterbury earthquakes have remained open throughout the disaster with very little damage to repair and, as a consequence, have been readily re-insured with low excess. A key aspect of the design has also been to have a building envelope allowing flexibility of tenant fitout, and multiple tenancy changes have occurred during the life of the project with relative ease.

    Sustainability and attention to design detail has been a core project objective, adding value for the owners and community. Examples of this approach in action include: A structural roof system providing a high level of insulation and eliminating the need for ceilings, a structural grid readily suited to retail space requirements, attention to the support of non-structural elements to limit damage in snow or seismic events, and paved stormwater drainage well filtered before discharge to the soils. We have even re-purposed some redundant concrete elements from the early stages to later buildings and landscape features.

    Awards:

    This project received a Silver Award in the Retail Category of the 2020 NZ Commercial Project Awards.

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

    Completion: 2019

    Project Manager: One Four Limited

    Architecture: Buchan Architects

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    The Rolleston Square commercial centre has been developed over a period of 15 years to provide retail and community services to Rolleston as the town and region have rapidly grown. It now incorporates occupants such as a regional health hub, national retailers, cafes and restaurants, gyms, and even the local MP’s office.

    Structex was engaged from day 1 to provide structural and civil engineering services, and architectural detailing support. The structural design has in many areas been to Importance Level 4 for facilities required to be operational immediately post-disaster, and in fact the largest space which was occupied by The Warehouse was subject to a significant aftershock during the opening ceremony. Those stages constructed before the Canterbury earthquakes have remained open throughout the disaster with very little damage to repair and, as a consequence, have been readily re-insured with low excess. A key aspect of the design has also been to have a building envelope allowing flexibility of tenant fitout, and multiple tenancy changes have occurred during the life of the project with relative ease.

    Sustainability and attention to design detail has been a core project objective, adding value for the owners and community. Examples of this approach in action include: A structural roof system providing a high level of insulation and eliminating the need for ceilings, a structural grid readily suited to retail space requirements, attention to the support of non-structural elements to limit damage in snow or seismic events, and paved stormwater drainage well filtered before discharge to the soils. We have even re-purposed some redundant concrete elements from the early stages to later buildings and landscape features.

    Awards:

    This project received a Silver Award in the Retail Category of the 2020 NZ Commercial Project Awards.

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

    Completion: 2019

    Project Manager: One Four Limited

    Architecture: Buchan Architects

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    The Rolleston Square commercial centre has been developed over a period of 15 years to provide retail and community services to Rolleston as the town and region have rapidly grown. It now incorporates occupants such as a regional health hub, national retailers, cafes and restaurants, gyms, and even the local MP’s office.

    Structex was engaged from day 1 to provide structural and civil engineering services, and architectural detailing support. The structural design has in many areas been to Importance Level 4 for facilities required to be operational immediately post-disaster, and in fact the largest space which was occupied by The Warehouse was subject to a significant aftershock during the opening ceremony. Those stages constructed before the Canterbury earthquakes have remained open throughout the disaster with very little damage to repair and, as a consequence, have been readily re-insured with low excess. A key aspect of the design has also been to have a building envelope allowing flexibility of tenant fitout, and multiple tenancy changes have occurred during the life of the project with relative ease.

    Sustainability and attention to design detail has been a core project objective, adding value for the owners and community. Examples of this approach in action include: A structural roof system providing a high level of insulation and eliminating the need for ceilings, a structural grid readily suited to retail space requirements, attention to the support of non-structural elements to limit damage in snow or seismic events, and paved stormwater drainage well filtered before discharge to the soils. We have even re-purposed some redundant concrete elements from the early stages to later buildings and landscape features.

    Awards:

    This project received a Silver Award in the Retail Category of the 2020 NZ Commercial Project Awards.

  • Terrace Junction, 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.

  • Terrace Junction, 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.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Pacific Tower, 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

  • Pacific Tower, 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

  • Pacific Tower, 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

  • Pacific Tower, 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

  • Pacific Tower, 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

  • HSBC Tower, 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.

  • HSBC Tower, 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.

  • HSBC Tower, 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.

  • HSBC Tower, 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.

  • HSBC Tower, 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.

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • Re:START Container Mall, 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

  • The Hub Hornby, 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

  • The Hub Hornby, 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

  • The Hub Hornby, 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

  • The Hub Hornby, 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

  • The Hub Hornby, 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

  • Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, 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 accommodate the liquefaction prone soil that contains organic peat deposits.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Bronze

  • Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, 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 accommodate the liquefaction prone soil that contains organic peat deposits.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Bronze

  • Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, 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 accommodate the liquefaction prone soil that contains organic peat deposits.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Bronze

  • 48 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Buildcrete

    This three-storey 2000m2 office building was constructed in 2007, predominantly in precast concrete, and on geotechnical engineering advice was founded on a 1m deep gravel raft. As expected given the site ground conditions, and as predicted by the geotechnical engineer, the building performed well in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence but suffered from liquefaction-induced settlement. Structex was engaged once again post-earthquake to design an innovative re-levelling procedure that has now been successfully implemented and the building is once again in use and prepared for any future events.

  • 48 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Buildcrete

    This three-storey 2000m2 office building was constructed in 2007, predominantly in precast concrete, and on geotechnical engineering advice was founded on a 1m deep gravel raft. As expected given the site ground conditions, and as predicted by the geotechnical engineer, the building performed well in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence but suffered from liquefaction-induced settlement. Structex was engaged once again post-earthquake to design an innovative re-levelling procedure that has now been successfully implemented and the building is once again in use and prepared for any future events.

  • Christchurch Adventure Park

  • Rolleston Square Commercial Centre

  • Terrace Junction

  • 112 - 116 Cashel Street

  • Pacific Tower

  • HSBC Tower

  • 334 Lincoln Road

  • 112 Tuam Street

  • Re:START Container Mall

  • The Hub Hornby

  • Kidd's Cakes & Bakery

  • 48 Fitzgerald Avenue