173 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central / by Nat Voisey

Located in a stunning 1950's ex printing hall, this prominent structure is positioned at the cross-roads of the new government-led $28m South Frame Green Walkway Precinct and has been repurposed into a mixed use hospitality, retail and office space.

Our vision was to put 173 St Asaph Street at the nexus of the Southern Frame Green Walkway linking the residential eastern frame and Innovation precinct with the Health precinct, Hagley Park and the Avon/Otakaro River.

At the St Asaph Street end of the building, the first floor office area provides flexibility for up to 50 people in a creative and stimulating space. High pitched ceilings and new windows give the space an abundance of light and volume. Mixed materials of brick, exposed wooden trusses, concrete, steel, glass, and high quality finishes make this space completely unique and unlike anything else available in Christchurch.

Downstairs — artisan eateries cater for all types of culinary desires and also include areas for cycle parking and prominent lobby signage. Outside, the new laneways help with moving through the city quickly and safely in a beautiful, natural environment.

Central to the South Frame — Mollett Yard — offers spaces for staff and clients to eat, casual meetings or simply relaxing places to pause. Nearby parking includes The Crossing Car Park and the new Lichfield Street Car Park whilst the Bus Exchange is within a 3 minute stroll.

A truly new office environment for modern day Christchurch.