About the Project
Built in two stages over three years, the 30,000m² BNZ Centre features two multi-storey buildings, both with mezzanine car parks, and interlinking walkways.
Lichfield Holdings Ltd
Leighs Construction has a long-standing working relationship with the site developer, were involved early in the process through a negotiated contract. Our Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) team started working with the design team in mid-2013, with the objective of contributing to the creation of a unified design that would fulfil diverse requirements, whilst being built within the client’s budget.
Designed to be highly accessible to the public, numerous laneways connect the location to streets and adjacent sites. Built around a 1000m2 landscaped courtyard, the space provides an attractive area away from easterly winds and traffic, with ample sun and shelter.
Design allowed for ground improvement solutions using Rammed Aggregate Piles (RAPs) and Tension Piles along with Fuseable Link K Braces. Sub-contractor design and build package contract agreements were put in place for façades, building maintenance and access systems.
This development, which includes offices and retail spaces, was handed over on time and on budget in March 2017.
The building houses part of the Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation Programme (CIGA), as well as other commercial office, retail and hospitality tenants.