Clearwater and Countrywide Group are continuing their successful approach to development by once again proceeding on a design-build basis for 32 Oxford Terrace.
The three sister companies; Clearwater Construction, DHC Consulting and D&H Steel Construction worked together at the outset to assess the earthquake damaged building and establish the most cost effective and structurally sound method of remediation.
The outcome was that the structure was re-levelled by utilizing the specialist subcontractor Uretek and their 'JOG Integrated Computer Grouting' method, the existing building stripped back to the structure only, re-strengthened with additional structural steel and BRB braces and additional floor area being added to all four elevations. The envelope is a mix of precast concrete, ACP, aluminium joinery and curtain wall.
The finished product will comprise of 5,500m² of A-grade office space above 1,300m² of retail space. Clearwater Construction have worked closely with Countrywide Group and the end tenant, the Canterbury District Health Board which has taken the lease on the whole of the office space, in order to accommodate their specific needs.