Acting on behalf of EY, CBRE project managed the design and construction of the fitout of c.1400sqm of Premium Grade space at Level 4, 93 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch. Prior to this, CBRE also assisted in lease negotiations at the former King Edward Barracks site, developed by Ngai Tahu.
Designed by the Cachet Group, the fitout completed on programme, under budget and was integrated into the new base build construction by Hawkins Construction. The new premises occupy a premium location overlooking the Bridge of Remembrance and enabled EY to relocate to the CBD after their previous office was damaged by the 2011 earthquakes.
EY is very dedicated to the local Canterbury area, thus sparking the concept of "strengthen global, empower local." As a result, there has been the use of many locally sourced products in the building, such as Timaru bluestone and natural timbers. The project has been exceptionally well received by EY and its client base.
Phil Overend, Director, CBRE, who acted as Project Manager through the construction phase, said, “The project’s success was earned by a deserving and passionate client sponsor, Ben Willems. Particular credit is due to the younger team members: Huan Ma, CBRE; Craig Wilson, Hawkins Construction and Sarah-Jane Sullivan, Cachet Group.”
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