Temporary office precinct starts construction

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 compromise."  

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.

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