Christchurch Staff Move into New Central City Offices
Christchurch staff have moved into Anderson Lloyd House in the central city, which was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key on 12 June.
Located at 70 Gloucester Street, it is the first multi-storey office building to be built in the true heart of the CBD post-quake and the first to receive urban design consent after the release of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.
The firm has taken naming rights of the six level, $20 million building that was developed by Amherst Properties. Anderson Lloyd moved into level three on 23 June.
Chief executive Richard Greenaway says being back in the CBD was important for Anderson Lloyd from a Christchurch leadership perspective.
“We have always signalled our intention to be an early mover back to the heart of the CBD and we wanted to be a visible part of the central city redevelopment. Anderson Lloyd is committed to Christchurch and will continue to play an integral role in its rebuild.
“We now have 35 staff in Christchurch, with partner numbers increasing by 50 percent in the past six months.
“These offices allow us to continue to grow that number as we move into our third decade of operating in Christchurch, which is a critical market for us. It is the largest economy in the South Island and we are a part of its future growth.”
Anderson Lloyd advises the private and public sector, including major developers and the Christchurch City Council. The firm is also associated with the Christchurch Arts Centre restoration project.
“We advised the city council during the development of the central city Blueprint plan and we wanted to take a leadership role in the resurgence of commercial activity.”