Five years on, the devastation of the Christchurch earthquake remains fresh in the memory of many. In the aftermath of these events pressure mounts to upgrade the building stock across the country. While some building owners find the requirement to strengthen their building understandably daunting, most are now looking beyond the financial pressure from insurers and seeing the opportunity that major upgrades can bring.
From disaster emerges opportunity. Perhaps we should embrace this opportunity to breathe fresh life into our towns? Strengthening of buildings in and around Stafford Street is well under way. We’re working with owners to not only bring their structures up to code but also transform dated buildings into modern, functional and inspiring spaces … watch this space.