Buddle Findlay makes its Christchurch home in The Regent

The new office received a blessing from mana whenua in a ceremony

Buddle Findlay makes its Christchurch home in The Regent
Buddle Findlay’s new Christchurch office

Buddle Findlay has moved its Christchurch base to The Regent.

The new office received a blessing from mana whenua in a ceremony held on Tuesday.

"We're excited to be back in the heart of our vibrant city, and right next door to where our offices were located prior to the Christchurch earthquakes”, board member and Christchurch office head Jan Etwell said. “Cathedral Square holds a special place in our heart, and for many of our team, there is a sense of 'coming home'. We are also now closer to many of our clients, providing greater connectivity".

Director of operations Melanie Christie added that Buddle Findlay worked together with its Christchurch staff on designing the new premises.

“Collaboration has been at the heart of the design process for our new office environment. We held a series of workshops with our Christchurch people to understand their needs, which provided valuable feedback and informed our vision and objectives”, Christie said. “Key components of this vision were connection and collaboration; a place to focus; intuitive technology and training; and sustainability and environment. It was also important to us that the office is a vibrant hub for our people and our clients”.

Architecture and design firm Jasmax was tasked with developing the office design, which was inspired by W.A. (Bill) Sutton's Te Tihi o Kahakura and Sky series. The new office includes client meeting rooms, a staff lounge with views of Cathedral Square, and smaller areas for focused work; Buddle Findlay explained that the office layout caters to different work styles through adaptable spaces.

The Regent is situated at 33 Cathedral Square.

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