“The developers have proven track records and have recognised the need to create an exciting development for the heart of the city that reflects the local community. Planning work is now underway, with some resurfacing and groundwork to begin immediately before construction starts later this year,” she says.
ChristchurchNZ has been working with the developers to confirm plans for the busy central site that will meet the needs of the community.
“There has been interest from a range of local and international developers in recent times, so it is exciting to see work about to start on a development led by proven local businesses that will work for the city,” she says.
Mike Greer says: ‘’I feel extremely excited to be part of this development partnership working alongside another passionate and longstanding Canterbury property innovators. For the past 30 years I have been contributing to the growth of the Canterbury region providing brand new homes for thousands of Canterbury families. It is humbling to have now been selected to redevelop such a cornerstone parcel of inner city Christchurch.
“Canterbury remains central to who I am and seeing the new and revitalised Christchurch emerging is incredibly satisfying. Empty sites are a visual reminder of the earthquake and the difficult times that followed. It’s a great result for ChristchurchNZ to have formed such a progressive development team that can now transform this empty unproductive site into a revitalised precinct for the benefit of all Cantabrians.
“Richard Peebles, Miles Yeoman and I all share a track record of getting things done. Now is the time to get underway with another ambitious project that will form part of the legacy of this cities ongoing success.’’