Revitalising the heart of Ōtautahi
Delicious food. Luxurious shopping. A catch up with friends. This is what you will experience when you set foot in Christchurch City. It has been 10 years since the devastating earthquakes crumbled the city, but it is once again standing tall.
The city is vibrant and thriving with new spaces that are not only appealing to the eye, but more importantly, are bringing people together.
Kirk Roberts Consulting is proud to be a part of revitalising the heart of the city. The business, established in 2006, has been working hard behind the scenes since the earthquakes and is one of the driving forces in creating some of Christchurch’s most popular developments.
With a national team of more than 125 people, ranging from architects to engineers, Kirk Roberts continues to focus on creating structurally resilient buildings, entwined with the latest trends and technology.
Riverside Farmers Market
This development is a central hub for Cantabrians to meet up with friends and enjoy a selection of food that varies from around the globe. The market won the Yardi Retail Property Award at the 2020 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. It was described by the judges as a, “world-class inner-city retail, hospitality, food and produce market”.
Kirk Roberts worked in close collaboration with the client on several aspects of the build from design to structural and geotechnical engineering, and project management. The result is a stunning and structurally sound building that is appealing to the eye, but looking beyond that, we have created a space in the heart of Christchurch where locals and visitors flock to enjoy themselves.
The 5000m² market boasts more than 60 retail shops, stalls – including organic food retailers – and several food outlets.
Eateries combined with a Hoyts Cinema has seen this state-of-the-art building become a key entertainment hub in the city. Locals and visitors are coming to ENTX to see the latest films on any of seven cinemas – all while satisfying their taste buds with 17 different eateries.
Young Hunter House
This build is the first of its type in New Zealand to feature a post-tensioned timber frame. Located on Victoria Street, it is designed to withstand a one-in-2500-year event with damage that would be controllable and repairable.
The Guthrey Centre
This addition to the city is home to 15 stores in four, two-level buildings on Cashel Street. Laneways connect The Guthrey Centre to Ballantynes, the Riverside Farmers Market and to the Lichfield carpark, enhancing the desirability of Christchurch’s inner-city shopping experience.
The heart of our business is to see people come together. We are playing a privileged role in rebuilding Christchurch and are excited to continue the journey of revitalising our increasingly resilient city.