Commercial Buildings Built for Purpose

Building electrical lighting work

Having your commercial buildings ‘built for purpose’ maximises your business success. A project we worked on back in 2016 to rebuild the Chamber Buildings in Christchurch is a great example.

History of the Chamber Building

The Christchurch Chamber was based at 57 Kilmore Street for close to 30 years before the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

For the first time in 157 years the Chamber is now based in a purpose built and dedicated new building, back on teh original Kilmore Street site,  which has been designed specifically to meet its needs with a range of meeting rooms, high quality open plan office space and supporting facilities.

” From its beginnings in Lyttelton in 1859, through a variety of locations in Lyttelton and Christchurch city the Chamber now has a real home of its own and paradoxically this is because of the tragedy and destruction of the earthquakes.

It is a story worth telling because it is a story that will be common to so many people who are transitioning back into the central city five tumultuous years after approximately 1,100 commercial buildings were destroyed or irreparably damaged.

The Chamber building survived the September 2010 earthquake but was rendered un-occupiable in February 2011.” Stuff Article July 2016

Nexa Involvement

Nexa were commissioned to carry out the full electrical works for the new Chamber of Commerce Building. The building was basically a design build from an electrical point of view. From the incoming mains supply and power distribution to the lighting and emergency lighting design.

“Through the good support of project managers, architects, builders and a plethora of tradespeople we have ended up with an elegant statement in the central city.

Our new building is designed to be accessible, it is energy efficient and has been specifically built to operate as a functional base for the Chamber now and into the future” Peter Townsend, the then Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

Commercial Buildings Built for Purpose

For any business to function efficiently, safely and inspire a team, it needs a great environment. If you have any commercial properties that need natural or improved lighting, efficient data comms, more electrical points or a complete installation or automation, give the team at Nexa a call on 02 3226392. We’d love to help.


Commercial Building Built for Purpose