Five-storey block for health precinct
The building will have up to five storeys in a campus environment.
Countrywide, headed by Richard Diver, is already revamping the old Deloitte House next door for the Canterbury District Health Board and has added 10 new office buildings to Victoria St.
Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) acting director Don Miskell said the latest health precinct deal showed investor confidence remained strong in the city.
‘‘Our aim is to establish a firstclass precinct that brings together health-related activity, including education.’’
The precinct will span four blocks between St Asaph and Montreal streets, Hagley Ave and Oxford Tce and Montreal St.
Diver said the building would have health-related tenants on its four office floors, with shops and hospitality outlets at ground level.
‘‘It will be a beautiful building, it will look spectacular. We are talking to tenants now, from both the public and private sectors.’’
The company was doing design work now and hoped to start building later this year, Diver said. The building’s exact size depends on how any tenants are signed.
- Liz McDonald
- The Press