A key building at the heart of the Christchurch rebuild is the development of Cashel Square.
The multi-purpose building offers retail and office space, with a large portion allocated to BNZ Bank who have renamed the precinct, the BNZ Centre.
The large buildings surround a large, landscaped courtyard which will connect with a number of retail malls.
What once would have required heavy structural development to support the many tonnes of equipment can now be achieved with Monkey Toe platforms. When Monkey Toe first started proposing their lightweight yet robust platforms as a new approach to support plant items, it was met with some scepticism. Today it is becoming the norm.
Incredibly lightweight yet able to support heavy loads, this innovative approach replaces cumbersome structural supports. They can be fitted faster on site, saving time and money, are cost effective, low maintenance and corrosion resistant coming with a lifetime warranty and can safely support many tonnes.
Also used on the project were large mesh screens to hide plant equipment as well as giving some protection of wind on top of the multi story building. Handrails were also fitted to platforms to provide fall protections on the raised platforms.