The height of luxury in ‘brand new’ Christchurch
Since the tragic earthquakes in 2011, Christchurch has become essentially a brand-new city with approximately $22 Billion being spent on the rebuilding program. The magnitude 6.3 earthquake destroyed much of the city centre with 80% being demolished and only heritage listed buildings, such as the famous Christchurch Cathedral remaining.
As the city re-establishes itself, top town planners from around the world have been invited to work on the rebuilding with a strong focus on sustainability and liveability. These efforts have positioned Christchurch as a global leader in earthquake-proof engineering, with all new buildings built to 130% above the required standard.
With SCIRT’s (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Re-build Team) work 98% completed, Christchurch’s infrastructure rebuild is coming to a close and focus will now shift to re-populating the city.
With this rising population, comes the rise of residential opportunities. New offices have popped up around the CBD and demand from workers for ultra convenient city living to replace the previous accommodation options, is stronger than ever.
The Verve Precinct, a new residential building designed by lead architect Cymon Allfrey, has gone above and beyond in height, luxury and style. The 35-metre-high apartment complex is uniquely located on a site with previous approval to build higher than Christchurch’s 18 metre maximum height rules, ensuring The Verve Precinct will be one of the tallest buildings in Christchurch.
Located in the Central City Business District of Christchurch, the newly built precinct is considered to be the city’s most premium location, offering close proximity to Christchurch’s Cultural Precinct, Legal Precinct, Christchurch Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park as well as many new developments in the area, such as a hospital and new football stadium.
Boasting magnificent views, this unique 11-storey project offers ‘dual key’ apartments giving owners or investors the option of splitting one apartment into two, but on only one title.
A rare investment opportunity with a choice of one, two and three bedroom apartments plus a top level penthouse, the project is expected to be completed by February 2019.
The Verve Precinct, with prices starting at $399,000, is being developed by Spanbilt, a third generation New Zealand family-owned company. One of New Zealand’s most prolific builders, Spanbilt had vast experience building in the residential, educational and hospitality sectors.