Deloitte on the move back into Christchurch CBD
Professional services Firm signs lease for new central city premises
Deloitte has signed the lease on its new permanent premises, finalising plans to move back to the rebuilt Christchurch CBD in early 2015.
The first diggers arrive on site today and construction is expected to start shortly on the new building which will be located at 151 Cambridge Terrace, a prime location overlooking the Avon River precinct and directly opposite the proposed Terrace hospitality development. It is the site of the former Santorini restaurant.
Deloitte Christchurch’s Managing Parter Brett Chambers says that the signing of the lease recognises Deloitte’s responsibility as a business leader to commit to a central city location.
“Our team is excited to have finalised our planned return to the CBD. Staff are keen to get amongst it and be a part of the new city,” says Mr Chambers.
“We are particularly enthusiastic about the new site which combines iconic modern design, the use of base-isolation technology and a premium address.”
Stephen Collins, the property investor behind the development of 151 Cambridge Terrace, says he is delighted to have Deloitte confirmed as the anchor tenant for the building.
“Deloitte is demonstrating clear leadership by committing to the core of the central city. Christchurch needs major companies to put stakes in the ground in the CBD, thereby signalling to the market belief in the rebuild and the opportunities that it presents,” says Mr Collins.
“We hope that, by finalising our intentions today, other businesses large and small will follow Deloitte’s lead and commit to returning to what will surely be an exciting place to live, work and play,” concludes Mr Chambers.