2016 - Current
The nine storey, 30 metre high Armagh Apartment block will be the first high rise apartment tower built in Christchurch post the 2011 earthquake. This will be a very high quality development with many firsts and notable features incorporated. It will be the first base isolated, low damage design apartment high rise constructed in New Zealand. The build is the first concrete shear wall base isolated structure in New Zealand providing a very high level of earthquake resilience and security to the occupants. The tower is directly connected to a carpark building with fully secured independent double or tandem garages. The apartments are all a minimum of three bedrooms with ensuites; along with two balconies and a separate laundry. The lifts open directly into a private lobby space for each apartment with no shared foyers on the floors for extra security and privacy. Sound proofing is of the highest level and the quality materials used – built in oak joinery, store, tile floors and high quality carpet – will set this apart from most other apartment developments in New Zealand. Two double storey penthouses on the roof and two double storey apartments on the ground floor with their own courtyard gardens will further lift the quality of the offering. It will set a new benchmark in Christchurch for inner city high rise apartment living.