Ruamoko Solutions is proud to be involved with Portus Property and Ignite on the innovative structural design of this mass timber building. The development of this iconic site into a mixture of retail, hospitality, and offices will be great news for the Christchurch CBD. The timber structure of this building incorporating low-damage Tectonus seismic technology elements represents a step-change by the industry into a more sustainable future.
A four-storey $30 million office block, including a retail and hospitality section, will be built in central Christchurch. Portus Property is developing the site at 209-211 High St, which was where the former Excelsior Hotel was located before being destroyed in the earthquakes. The new building will include three upper office floors and a ground floor with retail and hospitality offerings.
Constructed in mass timber to reduce embodied carbon and with a focus on energy efficient services, 211 High will be “an important and responsible addition to the Christchurch CBD”, the Portus website stated.
“209-211 High Street has been a part of Christchurch history since the 1800s.”
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