PwC staff will move into new state-of-the art offices in the PwC Centre in Christchurch on Monday, 14 November 2016. Located on Cashel Street, the PwC Centre has been built in the heart of Christchurch’s business district.
“We’re really excited and it’s a huge step for our Christchurch staff to be back in the CBD for the first time since the February earthquake, and in a building that exceeds the earthquake building standards in terms of safety,” says PwC Christchurch Managing Partner, Craig Armitage.
“Throughout this process, an important requirement for us was the safety and peace of mind of our Cantabrian staff and the more than five-year wait to move back into the CBD, has been well worth it,” says Mr Armitage.
The staff of almost 100 moved out of the city and into their Burnside offices in 2011, where they spent almost six years.
Located on the banks of the Avon River and overlooking the Bridge of Remembrance, the new PwC Centre’s location is central to the developing business, retail and justice precincts and is close to the transport links.
The PwC Centre, designed by Warren & Mahoney Architects, has taken three years to complete. It is a unique landmark in the rapidly rebuilding city and is noticeable both day and night in Christchurch’s new business district.
“We’ve always been committed to a rebuilt business district and this move just reinforces our confidence in the city’s future. It’s also our way of saying that we’re determined to have a long term presence in Christchurch and we’re actively supporting its regeneration,” concludes Maurice Noone, PwC Regional Managing Partner.