Stewart Dawson’s Redevelopment
Argosy Property Limited, the owners of the Stewart Dawson’s Building acted quickly to strengthen the building facade in response to the MBIE Unreinforced Masonry (URM) programme. The initial project scale was for a 5-storey building to be inserted behind the newly reinforced façade to accommodate a significant retailer. However, it quickly became obvious that following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake of 2016 there was strong market demand a more significant development on this prime central city site. This led to the design of a much larger building which included the neighbouring existing building at 8 Willis St, also owned by Argosy.
The development which is currently under construction is for a 6 Greenstar fully electric building for the Department of Statistics co-sharing with the Ministry of the Environment with common reception and public facilities.