Old Government Building Strengthening

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The re-strengthening and structural upgrade of the Old Government Building in Cathedral Square involved extensive seismic strengthening; new skin walls, floor diaphragms, and construction of two new four storey reinforced concrete shear blocks. The Old Government Building is a signature heritage building for Christchurch and its successful redevelopment into serviced apartments is to the credit of the designers and builders alike.

The separate Randolph Apartments Fit-out contract involved construction of 54 apartments, 2 penthouses, a retail arcade, swimming pool and fitness centre. Fit-out included refurbishment of major architectural heritage components including fibrous plaster cornices, ornate timber joinery and woodwork -all to standards set by tradesmen at the turn of the century.