Christchurch International Airport has begun construction of a
temporary office precinct on Orchard Road, close to the airport
terminal. "We're providing this facility as a way of
responding to the need of businesses for premises and services
since the earthquake," said Blair Forgie, General Manager Property
and Commercial at Christchurch International Airport.
The first development phase of the office precinct is an 800sqm
building constructed by Apollo Projects. Due to be finished in
eight weeks' time, it will be occupied by House of Travel, who will
have 120 employees working from there. "CIAL has worked with House
of Travel and Apollo Projects to achieve an efficient and
cost-effective construction programme and deliver a purpose-built
design and fit-out for the House of Travel," said Blair Forgie.
"Our aim is to build fast and to a high standard, so that
businesses have the premises they need without
The airport company is currently working with tenant interest
for a further 3,000sqm of development. The units in the temporary
office precinct will be available for up to 5 years.
"This is one of our ways of helping out with the earthquake,"
explained Blair Forgie. "We look forward to welcoming businesses to
the airport site for the short-term."
For further information, please contact Monique Oomen Ph 03 353
7807 or Blair Forgie ph 03 363 4667.