Christchurch ReBuild: Most of the 450 workforce of Environment Canterbury (ECan) were spread across numerous offices around Christchurch, following the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. The new purpose-built ECan Offices reunited the team after a $50m rebuild. As designated cleaning contractors, Mirror Image were delighted ensure the workforce walked into a sparkling clean new facility.
The Naylor Love Canterbury team began constructing the purpose-built offices on Tuam Street in 2013. Built over five storeys (7,000m²) the offices include a full height atrium through the centre, a basement car park, and a two storey cycle and locker building with space for 120 bikes. The high-end interior finishes include large areas of timber panelling in the public areas and board room, with beautiful carpentry.
As befits a building for the organisation responsible for a wide range of environment-related governance and services in Canterbury, the ECan building utilises the latest in environmentally sustainable features, including a ground-source heat exchange unit for heating and cooling.
The base isolated building is also seismically strong, having been built to 120% of code, with piling to approximately 16m below the ground surface, and more than 7,800m³ of soil excavated for the basement car park.
This major project was completed on time and within budget, with ECan’s 450 staff moving into their stunning new open plan offices in April 2016. Mirror image were proud to provide a professional clean inside and out, using knuckle booms and our experienced team to do this impressive building justice.