About the Project
The ANZ Centre is a sophisticated fusion of retail and offices. It is now home to 500 staff of the ANZ Bank, Beca, and a range of retail outlets, including Glassons, Hallensteins, Macpac, Merchant and Storm.
The three-storey plus basement ANZ Centre has been constructed on a high-profile site bordering Colombo, Cashel, and High Streets, in the heart of Christchurch’s CBD.
CHC Properties Ltd
As well as the base build, Leighs Construction also completed an architecturally designed fit-out for Beca Engineering, including office space for 300 staff, meeting rooms, reception, and kitchens, along with office and branch fit-outs for ANZ. These fit-outs were carried out whilst the base build was being completed, as were a number of retail fit-outs.
The ground floor provides access to retailers, cafes, upper floor office spaces, and an 82-space basement carpark with bike storage.
The building footprint is approximately 3100m2, with a total project size of 15,000m2. The atrium’s high-end finish has feature white Carrera marble flooring and a stepped and curved fibrous plaster ceiling. The building is designed to withstand a 1 in 2500-year MCE (Main Considered Earthquake). In a 1-in-2500 year event, the building will be damaged beyond repair, but will not collapse. The base isolators used for the project were designed and supplied off-shore, with the units undergoing two separate testing inspection regimes.
The outcome of this project showcases Leighs’ ability to produce a high-standard and quality commercial fit out, including a challenging design, from a programme, architectural and services perspective.