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Wigram gears up with new precinct

Wigram gears up with new precinct
The Wigram Terminal retail precinct has seven retail stores, including a hospitality tenancy at the front, and 62 on-site car parks.

A new mixed-use development at Wigram is set to service the growing Wigram Skies subdivision and the greater South West Christchurch area with a range of hospitality, retail, and commercial spaces.

Wigram Terminal is a 1500sqm retail precinct includes seven retail stores, including a purpose designed and built hospitality tenancy at the front, and 62 on-site car parks.

On the opposite side from the hospitality space, the building is two storeys with two office suites upstairs and two retail tenancies below.

The remainder of the building is single storied.

Wigram Terminal is on Wigram Road, ideally situated in a major growth area near large residential developments and also an expansive and expanding business community.

It is conveniently located alongside the new Curletts Road overbridge at the southern entrance to the rapidly developing Wigram Skies development, close to Aidenfield, and about five minutes away from Halswell.

The project has been designed by Design Team and was delivered by Christchurch’s Westmore Construction.

Grant Blackmore of Westmore Construction says there is an architectural element to the building, which has some particular features such as a large, 11m wide exposed timber truss and exposed roof beams running through the hospitality venue.

He says Wigram Terminal has been efficiently designed with both its architecture and engineering, and incorporates some nice features which make the development ‘a bit different’.

Westmore Construction finished building the $4 million project in May, on time and on budget after a 10 month build. Westmore Construction offers a flexible and reliable service to its clients.

The company was started in 2010 by quantity surveyor Grant and project manager Jim Fry.

The two men’s skills and experience complement each other to form a well structured company, with Grant taking care of pricing
and administration while Jim manages the construction sites.

They wanted to offer the market a good product at a reasonable price, completed on time and on budget.

“We do a lot of negotiated work and we work closely with a few valued clients to give them a good product at a reasonable price,” Grant says.

“We work in closely with designers and architects to help them stick to budgets and advise them on certain construction methodologies.”

With Grant and Jim both having spent more than 45 years in the construction industry, the pair has the knowledge, skills, and experience required to handle the full spectrum of commercial projects, from the most simple to the most complex.

For the past six years, Westmore Construction has become increasingly involved in commercial rebuild projects, including earthquake and structural repairs to commercial, industrial, and office buildings.

This has involved working closely with loss adjusters to investigate, calculate, and manage some often complex and very involved repairs.

For the past nine months, Westmore Construction has been working on structural repairs to the two storey building on Moorhouse Ave recently vacated by Opus, also completing some architectural work and a large office fit out for the new tenant of the building.

Westmore Construction has also had a significant presence in Ferrymead over the past five years, building the Resene building on Ferry Road and also upgrading and fitting out several retail units including the new PETstock pet shop, children’s fitness centre MyFirstGym and the Estuary.

Now Westmore Construction has returned to Ferrymead to complete the earthquake repairs to Mitre 10 Mega.


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