Release: Director KPI Rothschild and Stockman Group
Being part of a vibrant, thriving central city is the driving force behind property developer Shaun Stockman’s reason to rebuild in Christchurch.
He says the heart of any central city is its people, which is why he supports the Live Central concept.
“People are the fabric of life in a city, and living centrally is a great way to really connect with others. Living, working and playing centrally creates a great vibe, and that’s what I’m really looking forward to as the rebuild continues.”
Mr Stockman says the development of the Stranges Building that incorporates hospitality hub Stranges Lane has been a long process, but the reward is being able to contribute to the creation of a great central city.
“With its smaller footprint, the new CBD will be better than before. As we see all of the next developments coming to life, it’s hard not to be excited about central Christchurch,” he says.
“It’s a shame that there are people who still have not been back to the central city to see what’s happening. I’d suggest people get back in and have a look.”
His advice to people considering living in the central city is simple – “do it”.
“Enjoy the buzz of living centrally. It’s a perfect place to be for people who want an easy care lifestyle and there is something for everyone. The new city is a playground – just get stuck in!”
Mr Stockman continues to add to the central city vibe. Adjacent to Stranges Lane, historic Bonnington House has been extensively renovated and is home to Vespa and shared office spaces.
His new Kilmore Street building is set to open soon and will house a restaurant with a courtyard, an award-winning hairdresser and offices.
Kensington House in Manchester Street, a 1930s art deco building, is also due to open this winter. Having been strengthened to 100 per cent of the New Building Standard, the fully refurbished building combines business and hospitality space, opposite the proposed East Frame residential project.