The site was left vacant after demolition of previous buildings on the site following damage in the Canterbury Earthquakes.
The Kaikorai Estuary Bridge (known as Bridge 44) is a vital link between Dunedin City and the coastal community of Brighton. The Bridge forms part of an important commuter route for the residents of Brighton and surrounds.
An upscale five level mixed-use 3900m2 commercial building, boasting nearly 360 degree views over the ever-changing CBD, has been constructed on the corner of Durham and Armagh Streets using an earthquake resilient – PRESSS Shear Wall design.
Earthquake repairs to the stonemasonry under the brick arch structure included removal of brick, injecting cementitious grout into cracks to fill voids, and re-installation of bricks.