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A retail upgrade

Christchurch’s Priority Projects has now completed full earthquake strengthening to the buildings located at Walker Court, with the tenants remaining operational throughout the process.


The retail outlet, home to Burnsco and Paramount Pools, is located at 75 Blenheim Road and made up of four units, across single and double levels.

The Canterbury fit-out, design-build and project management company has upgraded the buildings to 100 percent of the NBS code, which includes substantial new structural steel, upgrade of accessible facilities, new roof and fire protection systems.

Project Manager Kim Lowry says this was a complex project, but everything was completed on time with the anchor tenants remaining operational throughout and efforts made to minimise the effect on their trading.

They are now seeking tenants for two lovely vacant units on the same site.

Priority Projects has undertaken some major concept-to-completion strengthening work since the Canterbury earthquakes, namely Go Bus & Flip Out headquarters at 230 Maces Road, Chester Street Apartments, Harcourts Division Street in Riccarton, and significant residential rebuilds for existing clients.

Since 2009, Director Steve Brownie and the team have been offering comprehensive project management of commercial fit-outs, design-builds, feasibility studies, earthquake repairs, rebuilds and new construction projects, that all stick to the core values of priority service, quality, value and results.

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Residential Mastery: Angus Chisholm Builders

The team at Angus Chisholm Builders Limited may specialise in residential builds, but did you know their scope of work extends into renovations, earthquake repairs and hill work?


No matter what project you have in mind, they’re happy to discuss all jobs both large and small, and everything in between.

That project may be a stand-out designer architectural home, townhouses, decks, fencing, farm infrastructure, or steep terrain and hill sites (including block wall foundations, pole foundations, retaining structures), and kitchen/bathroom renovations.

The business – which has 16 years’ experience – is currently working on architectural builds in Wanaka and Halswell Downs, and has just completed an architecturally-designed house in West Melton.

Both Angus and Laura have formed close relationships with chosen suppliers and subcontractors, working with professionals and tradesmen they trust for project management, design, drafting, surveying, engineer and building/construction work. But if you have a preferred tradesman in mind who you want to undertake part of the work, they’re flexible to work alongside them too to get the job done.

In exciting news, a new Angus Chisholm Builders’ Prebbleton showhome is also in the design phase, and sometime in the near future, you’ll be able to wander through and see exactly what’s on offer.

A passive design, it will incorporate energy efficient techniques, such as partial solar energy and rain/grey water irrigation. “We are increasingly incorporating passive design techniques into our new builds as we are very interested in providing better energy efficient solutions for our clients,” Laura says.

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