Hamilton partnership responds to post-quake office shortage

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Construction has been well under way on units at Christchurch International Airport.
The partnership also involves Christchurch-based Kingspan Panels to supply wall and roof cladding, while Spantech is providing the steel framing.

Apollo is the project and construction manager for the entire project, including infrastructure works.
Apollo Projects director Craig Waghorn says the rapid assembly/flexible format design seems an obvious solution to Christchurch’s office space shortage.
“We are really pleased to be able to do something to help Christchurch businesses get back on their feet,” Mr Waghorn says.

Extremely fast to build
“We have the combination of specialist skills and products needed to respond quickly and to provide cost-effective temporary buildings that are extremely fast to build with a modern architectural look.”

Apollo discussed the idea with a number of commercial land owners, including Christchurch International Airport.
The first modular workspaces at the airport’s temporary office precinct in Orchard Road have been completed, with the 860 sq m single-level building accommodating 120 employees from House of Travel.

Another 4500 sq m of modular workspace buildings is proposed for the precinct, with a further 4000 sq m planned for other sites in Christchurch.
Of this, a 3000 sq m facility in Johns Road for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team is already under construction.