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Christchurch - Sudima Christchurch Victoria

Adding to Christchurch’s re-burgeoning inner city, an extensive $40m multi-use complex development is underway – contributing to ABL Construction’s impressive portfolio of high-profile projects in the region.

Set in a prime location on the corner of Montreal and Salisbury Streets, the development incorporates an expansive, four-level, 3875m2 Sudima Hotel, adjacent to a three-level 2327m2 office space.

Located on prime CBD land on the intersection of Victoria, Salisbury and Montreal Streets, the 2,336m2 mixed use development includes a commercial office, an 86 room five star hotel and 700m2 of retail comprising restaurants, a day spa, and café. It is due for completion late 2018.

The new five star Sudima hotel will be connected to a fully enclosed central atrium to the office building, with a food/bar/retail precinct spread across the adjoining ground floor. Additionally, planned carparks and 35 bike parks will be accessed via a dedicated entry/exit on the soon-to-be two-way Salisbury Street.

The stunning 86-unit Christchurch CBD Sudima will feature lightweight cladding and rooftop system, with an allocated plant area. The office complex will include similar design features and will be tenanted by real estate firm Knight Frank, Ignite Architects and several professional consultancy firms. A curved, glazed curtain wall system will form the street frontage on two elevations.

Estimated for completion by late 2018, ABL general manager Michael Johnson and the team joined the project early in the design/concept phase last year. “This is a major step in the city’s redevelopment and the largest project we have taken on in the past five years – it will be beautiful, once completed,” says Johnson, who has a key focus on
delivering an honest, open approach to each collaboration.

“ABL has been operating across the South Island for 47 years and our culture revolves around attitude, behaviour and teamwork.”


Contract Value: $40m
Contract Period: 18 months
Client: Kilmour Properties
Architect: Ignite Architects