The building occupies a prominent site in Hornby on the Main South Road – the southern entry and exit to the city.
The clients brief was for the creation of retail space on the ground floor with premium office space on the floors above. The existing clock on the Main South Road face of the building, a local landmark, was to be preserved.
The upgrade was extensive with the removal of an adjoining building to enhance the street presence, the addition of a new core with new lift, lift shaft, new stairs and toilets along with a new top floor, roof and egress stair tower.
The large open plan floor plates allow for flexible modern work spaces and a number of environmental design features have been included in the building upgrade.
The refurbishment and upgrading of the building has created the premium office space on the western side of Christchurch.