Putting the garden back into the Garden City

A short stroll through Christchurch and it’s clear that new life is being breathed into the city on every block. Greenspaces are in abundance, while thousands of new and exotic trees have been planted across the CBD, restoring its green image while also rebuilding the city’s heart.

2018-07-02T18:43:33+12:00July 2nd, 2018|Christchurch|

Vacancy tight across New Zealand’s office skylines

​JLL has released their Q2 2018 Vertical Vacancy Review looking at prime office vacancy on a building by building, floor by floor basis across the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch markets. The report covers over 70 of the best office buildings in New Zealand's main centres.

2018-05-30T12:06:46+12:00May 30th, 2018|Auckland, Christchurch, News, Wellington|

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

The authors of the 100-day blueprint for the central Christchurch rebuild say it is still a good plan.

"The consensus by the consortium is that we ended up with a pretty good framework," said Peter Marshall, managing director of Christchurch architecture firm Warren and Mahoney and a key player on the blueprint team.

2017-09-04T09:57:52+12:00September 4th, 2017|Christchurch, Construction|

NZ industry winners and losers: check which side you are on

Apartment developer Gary Groves works in a sector picked to be New Zealand's top performer in the year ahead, forecast to grow by 9.2 per cent. The multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction industry is forecast to grow to $1.42b in the 2017/18 financial year, up from $1.3 billion.

2017-09-04T09:50:56+12:00September 4th, 2017|Auckland, Christchurch, Construction, News, Wellington|

Rail link to create work for more than a thousand Kiwi construction workers

Auckland Transport cannot say what proportion of workers required to build the City Rail Link will have to be migrants.

Up to 1600 people will be needed to build the railway when construction peaks, the Government has estimated. But the construction industry is already struggling to find enough workers to keep up with existing demands.

2017-08-01T14:08:31+12:00April 10th, 2017|Auckland, Christchurch, Construction, Wellington|

Construction lagging when it comes to innovation

Construction, seen as a lagger when it comes to innovation, needs to work to find what will be the Uber of its industry otherwise it could face some pain in the next few years.

2017-08-01T14:16:22+12:00March 30th, 2017|Auckland, Christchurch, Construction, National, News, Wellington|
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