Some of our current major projects in Canterbury are:

  • Connetics Building: a major new office and warehouse facility for Connectics in the Waterloo Business Park.
  • Christchurch Prisons: range of projects at the three Christchurch prisons, both as part of an on-going maintenance project and new works.
  • Dovedale Campus Stage 1: design and build student accommodation complex at the University of Canterbury.
  • Lyttelton Port Company Operations Centre: two-storey office building for LPC on the waterfront in Lyttelton.
  • The Warehouse Rolleston: new retail store for The Warehouse in Rolleston.
  • 6 Centrum Lane: new office and warehouse building in the Izone business park, Rolleston.
  • Nelson Airport Terminal: new airport terminal at Nelson Airport, twice the size of the existing building and featuring local LVL timber products.
  • 63-69 Armagh Street Apartments: nine-storey luxury apartment complex in central Christchurch.
  • Merivale Mall Redevelopment: upgrades and enhancements to retail areas and public bathrooms in an operational shopping centre.
  • Christchurch Girls’ High School: structural strengthening, fit-out, demolition, civil and landscaping works in a live school environment.
  • Ballantynes Redevelopment: partial rebuild of the Ballantynes department store on Lichfield Street, including four stories of retail, office and car parking space.

Our Regional Manager in Canterbury is Graeme Earl.

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Some of the Canterbury team’s completed projects:

Dalman Architects Office Fitout

Dalman Architects appointed our Canterbury Interiors team to complete the fitout of their new 750m² flagship office, situated on a prominent site on the corner of Colombo and Peterborough Streets in central Christchurch. The theme for the interior was Totara, as the area was an ancient totara forest. From the full height totara berry red…

Canterbury Charity Hospital Dental Surgery

Naylor Love were approached in 2016 to engage in a negotiated contract for the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust (CCHT). They had acquired a large two-storey residential property adjacent to their existing site, which was to be converted into a dental surgery and counselling facility. We safely stripped the asbestos-laden stipple linings before starting the refurbishment,…

Mayfair Building, Christchurch

The Mayfair building at 121 Worcester Street is part of the Cathedral Junction development just off Cathedral Square. The original building was constructed in 1906 but destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The rebuild restored its historic frontage through the use of a beautifully detailed replica facade, an exact copy of the original brick and Oamaru…

Sushi Ya and Yoghurt Ya Restaurants

112 High Street is a prominent heritage building in Rangiora’s booming town centre retail strip. Our Canterbury interiors team completed high quality fitouts for two of the ground floor hospitality tenants, Sushi Ya (a 245m2, 97 seat sushi bar and Vietnamese restaurant) and Yoghurt Ya (an 80m2 frozen yoghurt café). The interior fitouts feature custom-designed joinery and…

Lyttelton Dry Dock Pump House

The original Dry Dock Pump House at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch was demolished in 2011 due to earthquake damage, with Naylor Love commissioned to build a larger, modern two storey replacement in its place. The new structure is predominantly timber, LVL and moderate structural steel atop a ring foundation, and was built on top of…

Christ’s College Earthquake Repairs

Naylor Love have been on site at Christ’s College since 2010, when we were engaged to carry out earthquake repairs following the September earthquake, with teams working just days after the first major earthquake removing chimneys and blockwork gables and installing temporary propping. Our success at managing a wide range of complex projects within the live…

Lyttelton Primary School, Christchurch

Lyttelton Primary School is a brand new two-storey school on the main street of Lyttelton, the result of a post-earthquake merger of Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West schools. The primary structure is a steel frame on a ground bearing slab restrained by ground anchors in the foundations. The façade is timber framed and clad with…

The Warehouse Rangiora Extension

Having built The Warehouse in Rangiora back in 2000, we were pleased to be back to build a 1,900m² extension, including a new garden centre. The store kept trading seven days a week, so it was critical to manage construction to work around their needs. This project was based on a 27 week programme from…

Environment Canterbury (ECan) Offices

With their old building out of action following the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, the Naylor Love Canterbury team began constructing a purpose-built office for ECan in Tuam Street in 2013. The building provides five storeys (7,000m²) of office space with a full height atrium through the centre, a basement car park, and a two storey cycle and locker building with…

Badminton Canterbury Earthquake Repairs

The piled rimu floor of Badminton Canterbury’s 55 year-old, 1,297m2 stadium in Wainoni sunk around 200mm in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. We worked with the client and their insurer for four years to develop a strategy to repair, strengthen and enhance the stadium. The six-month project involved removing the existing floor so we could repair the…

Christchurch Prison Developments

Naylor Love Canterbury has completed a number of projects at Christchurch Men’s Prison, Christchurch Women’s Prison, Rolleston Prison and the Kia Marama youth unit since 2011, both as part of a maintenance contract with Spotless and larger projects for the Department of Corrections. As with most of our prison work nationwide over the decades, our…

203 Papanui Road, Merivale Village

203 Papanui Road is a brand new two-storey building in the heart of Merivale Village, with retail tenancies on the ground floor and office space on the first floor. The building has been constructed on a gravel raft foundation with geotechnical mesh with reinforced ground beams, a method designed to reduce the effects of liquefaction in a future…

Russley Village, Christchurch

Russley Village is retirement community built on the site of the old Russley Hotel in Christchurch. Naylor Love has been involved with a number of stages in the project since 2008, including demolition works, construction of villas and apartment blocks, services installations, roading and general infrastructure, as well as leisure facilities such as the bowling…

Ravensdown Corporate Office

Naylor Love was engaged to provide a design and build solution for Ravensdown’s Corporate Head Office in Christchurch, including offices for the senior management and finance teams and a customer service call centre. Their 125 staff had been housed in portacabins for over three years following the Canterbury earthquakes. Ravensdown were looking for a low…

Spitfire Square, Christchurch

Having completed the International Terminal Extension in 2004 and the Airport Carpark Building in 2007, we were pleased to be returning to Christchurch International Airport to build the Spitfire Square retail development. With approximately 6,000m² of floor space over four buildings, including a 2,700m² Countdown supermarket, this major new retail development is the only shopping centre…

138 Victoria Street, Christchurch

138 Victoria Street is a new four storey building with retail and hospitality space on the ground floor and office space above, plus a basement car park, situated in central Christchurch. Each level has an approximate floor area of 690m², with a full height atrium running though the stair well. The building structure has an…

Miles Warren Building, Christ’s College

The Miles Warren Building was built to replace buildings demolished at Christ’s College after the February 2011 earthquakes. It comprises three brand new inter-connected three-storey buildings with roof-top plant space and a single level basement located in the central building, with 16 teaching spaces, a staff centre and meeting room facilities. This stunning, award-winning building was designed…

Rangiora Town Hall Refurbishment

Naylor Love Construction successfully completed a project to seismically strengthen, refurbish and extend the historic Rangiora Town Hall in March 2015. Strengthening works included every element of the Historic Places Trust Category II listed building, from underpinning foundations to core drilling columns, reconstructing floors, new piling, shotcreting, crack injection of insitu walls, roof truss strengthening…

Naylor Love Christchurch Office

With business booming after the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, Naylor Love Canterbury’s office was bursting at the seams. A decision was make to build a new office in Cashel Street, with the design completed in conjunction with Dalman Architecture. The two-storey office building is set well back from the street, and features a welcoming three-dimensional splayed front…

Halswell School, Christchurch

Halswell School was badly damaged in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, with ten classrooms needing to be demolished. Naylor Love rebuilt the 150 year-old, 600-pupil school as a design and build project, undertaken in conjunction with Brewer Davidson Architects. The school was designed as a modern learning environment, with a series of teaching pods arranged around…

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

The Historic Place Category 1 Isaac Theatre Royal was given a mainly cosmetic refurbishment by Naylor Love in 2004-5, with the project winning several awards at the 2006 Canterbury RMB Commercial Project Awards. Unfortunately the theatre was badly damaged in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, and we were engaged to commence stabilisation works, ensure weather-tightness, and…

Colombo Chambers, Christchurch

Colombo Chambers, located at 793-799 Colombo Street, is a replacement for earthquake-damaged buildings on the site. The building footprint is approximately 300m² with a built-up floor area of 900m². The three-storey building is constructed of timber, with a composite timber concrete floor and suspended reinforced concrete ground floor slab supported on 16m deep CFA piles.…

819 Colombo Street, Christchurch

The three-storey building at 819 Colombo Street, designed by The Buchan Group, includes a ground floor, mezzanine and first floor office space. The ground floor is a hospitality space with entrances off both Colombo and Peterborough Streets. An internal access stair leads to the mezzanine floor, which provides views along Peterborough Street. We completed the base build…

Burwood Hospital Earthquake Repairs

The Naylor Love Canterbury team completed a series of extensive earthquake repairs at Burwood Hospital over almost three years, including repairs, interior fitouts and upgrades to over 35 different buildings and zones. The work included strengthening of concrete floor slabs and the commercial kitchen, conversion of wards to office space, patching and painting of internal ward…

Brackenfields Shopping Centre, Amberley

The Naylor Love Wellington and Canterbury teams worked together on the design and build of Brackenfields Shopping Centre in Amberley, a growing rural service town located on SH1 in North Canterbury. Previously a greenfields site, over a period of less than a year we constructed a 3,564m² Countdown supermarket, two single-storey retail buildings (2,300m² in total) which house…

Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch

After the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch Cathedral Group contacted world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban to design a temporary cathedral which could seat 700 people and last at least 10 years. His innovative solution was an A-frame structure massive cardboard tube rafters. Naylor Love was heavily involved in the in the design phase of this world-first project, providing…

New Regent Street

New Regent Street, Christchurch

New Regent Street was the only remaining heritage streetscape in Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake. The owners and tenants decided to work together to restore the buildings, built in Spanish Mission Revival style and with Historic Place Category 1 status. The Naylor Love Canterbury team was awarded the contract for bringing the buildings up to…

Victoria Park Reservoir, Christchurch

The Victoria Park Reservoir supplies drinking water for the suburb of Cashmere, and serves as a backup water supply for rural fire fighters. It is located in the Elizabeth Reserve in Victoria Park, high up in the hills overlooking Christchurch city. Our Canterbury Small Works team began a six-month project in August 2012 to demolish the…

Radio Network House Demolition

The Naylor Love team in Christchurch was the prime contractor in a number of major demolitions of multi-storey commercial buildings following the devastating 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, partnering with subcontractor Ceres New Zealand on the demolitions of 202 Cashel Street (Westminster House), the BDO Spicers building and NZI House. The highest profile demolition job was the implosion of…

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, also known as the Christchurch Basilica, originally opened in 1905. The Historic Place Category 1 listed cathedral, a magnificent concrete and Oamaru stone-clad building located on Barbadoes Street, is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of church architecture in Australasia. It suffered substantial damage in the 2010-11…

The Palms Shopping Centre, Christchurch

Naylor Love completed a two year project to extend The Palms shopping centre in Christchurch in 2003, adding a new supermarket, three-storey car park, retail spaces, amenities, public areas, and upper-level eight cinema multiplex. Unfortunately The Palms was badly damaged in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, suffering both liquefaction and structural damage. We were engaged to repair…

Countdown Hornby, Christchurch

The new 4,000m² Countdown supermarket in Hornby was constructed to a tight programme of only 28 weeks. Not only did the weather conspire against us, with structural works taking place during one of the wettest winters on record in Christchurch, but the September 2010 earthquake struck close to our handover date. To the great credit of…

Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, Rangiora

Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora consists of an eight-lane 25m lap pool, a leisure pool with water feature, figure-8 whirlpool and spa pool, learn-to-swim pool, and toddlers’ pool with bubble pit. Construction also included an administration block, plant room, car parking and landscaping. The pool is a traditional reinforced concrete design, fully tiled but…