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Harvard Hub, Christchurch

Posted By: The Press - on Wed, 6 May 2015

  • Harvard Hub - Corner of Stark Dr & Lodestar Ave, Christchurch

A new multi-million dollar business complex has opened in the Christchurch suburb of Wigram.

Known as Harvard Hub, the complex is on a one-hectare site on the corner of Stark Dr and Lodestar Ave. It is within the bigger Wigram Business Park built on former airfield land by Ngai Tahu Property.

Harvard Hub has been developed by TPI Ltd, which is headed up by Arrowtown-based developer Lindsey Topp. It has 22 office and warehouse units and is aimed at light industrial businesses.

The units are available for sale or lease, with most sold and the rest priced from about $500,000 to $1.1 million.

Confirmed occupants include Meshino Espresso, Ray White Metro, Wisdom Commercial Cleaning, Safepower Service, Quasar Systems, and World Wide Imports, Foley Plumbing, Mainland Roofing, and Champions of the World.

Topp said he was "delighted" the complex was finished. Construction company Amalgamated Builders built the complex over 18 months, with over 30 tradesmen on site at times.

"It's a very exciting time for this part of Christchurch as we're seeing huge growth and development supported by new transport links," he said.

"We have a good mix of businesses which offer a diverse range of services to complement the surrounding residential and commercial markets."

Leasing agent Gavin Ryan of Glass Miles Commercial said buyers so far were both owner-occupiers and investors, and some tenants had signed up for a seven-year leases.

Riverlands House

Posted By: Peter Corkery on Fri, 1 May 2015

  • Riverlands House - Coner of Kilmore Avenue & Victoira Street, Christchruch

Work has commenced at Riverlands House on the corner of Kilmore Avenue and Victoria Street, Christchurch. A new building designed to maximize the potential of this dramatic corner site, which is strategically located at the city entrance to what will quickly become a new and vibrant Victoria precinct.

Within the confines of the site’s triangular geometry, the floor plates are designed to optimize the workplace environment; to maximise fit-out flexibility and minimise the cost of change as tenant needs evolve. Each floor plate achieves a 2.8metre floor-to-ceiling height, while minimising the disruption of core and structural elements.

Views and natural day lighting are optimised without compromising comfort within the working environment.

Environmental Sustainability is understood to be a necessary future-proofing requirement for the new city, and of key interest to tenants. The building is designed to reduce energy costs throughout its working life and is anticipated to achieve a 5-Star rating.

Complete  – Early 2016
Client       – Crystal Resources Ltd
Architect  – Warren & Mahoney