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Plans for Cathedral Square

A six-storey office and retail block on the former ANZ House site could be the first major rebuild in Cathedral Square.

Central City Estates hopes to get planning permission within the next week for its office and retail development at 9 Cathedral Square.

It is one of two big developments to be considered tomorrow by the Joint Management Board that was set up to fast-track resource consent applications for developments within the new central business district.

The other development, if approved, is a seven-storey building on the corner of Hereford St and Oxford Tce proposed by Hernando Ltd. It would have retail and hospitality at ground level and offices on the upper levels.

Central City Estates wants to build a six-storey building with a basement carpark for 31 vehicles on its Cathedral Square site. It would have retail on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors.

The ground floor will incorporate a north-facing outdoor terrace on to Cathedral Square while balconies would project above the Square on the upper levels. The building will also have a roof-top terrace.

The building would replace ANZ House, which was was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and has been demolished.

Hernando Ltd says its development will provide a high-class office environment for 175 employees and will complement the bar and restaurant development planned by Antony Gough along Oxford Tce.

Source:

  • The Press
  • Lois Cairns

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