Ballantynes Reborn

Tuesday, January 30 2018

Be sure to see the Ballantynes update in the latest issue of Architecture New Zealand magazine. Peddle Thorp is proud to be working with Ballantynes in designing a new building for their Lichfield Street frontage in Christchurch. Due for completion in early 2019, the new building will be an exciting addition to the city’s expanding retail precinct and form an integral part of the Ballantynes retail experience.

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Element Living

Monday, January 22 2018

We are thrilled to be involved with the Element residential development in Ellerslie. 

NZ Herald - Lifestyle choice is elementary


Australis Nathan inspiration

Monday, December 18 2017

Director Richard Goldie recently spoke with Britomart Magazine on the inspiration behind the use of the ancient sgraffito technique on the award-winning Australis Nathan project.


Britomart Magazine


Brian Aitken Distinguished fellow of the NZIA

Friday, November 24 2017

We were delighted to see Brian Aitken recognised as a Distinguished Fellow of the NZIA at the recent New Zealand Architecture Awards evening.

2017 NZIA Distinguished Fellows


Ballantynes site progress

Thursday, November 23 2017

We are excited to see some serious traction on Lichfield Street in Christchurch with the demolition of the Anderson and Stables buildings charging ahead in the wake of a CPU (Certificate of Public Use) being granted. Ballantynes will remain trading as Naylor Love demolishes the above ground buildings and removes them off site for re-use. It will be a few weeks before we see the diggers roll in to demolish the basement once the top structure has been removed.  The construction of the new building will follow on from the completion of demolition works next year.  

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Unitec Student project completion

Thursday, November 16 2017

Our 2017 Unitec student project is now complete. Under the guidance of Director, Richard Goldie, four students - Adrian Janus, Jack Luo, Rohini Contractor and Yadharsh Vijaykumar, were challenged to develop concepts demonstrating “Future Living” in the context of Fletcher Living’s Three Kings master plan. The students were required to analyse the existing masterplan and undertake research as to what disruptions may be emerging that would challenge the nature of work and the future of living. These included environmental strategies, flexible living, alternative models for housing, workplaces and transportation. They were then to select a site amongst the proposed development, and analyse and propose a building capturing ‘future living’ propositions. The students recently presented their work to members of the Peddle Thorp design team and tutors from Unitec for final critique. Congratulations to all involved for challenging themselves to develop a complex building in a testing geographical and urban context, and for the professional standard of their presentations.


National awards success

Monday, November 13 2017

We are delighted to have received two awards at the New Zealand Architecture Awards on Friday evening for Britomart’s Australis Nathan (Commercial Architecture) and the iconic 151 Queen Street (Enduring Architecture). Congratulations to Brian Aitken who was recognised as a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects on the night!

2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards

Australis Nathan 1

Australis Nathan featured amongst Auckland's best

Thursday, November 2 2017

We were pleased to see Australis Nathan feature as the “Best façade/ heritage makeover” in Metro Magazine’s Best of Auckland issue. Be sure to browse through the Urban Design section.

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St Marks progress

Thursday, October 19 2017

The construction of the St Marks apartments continues to progress well on the Remuera site. The structural framing now reaches above the level of the Southern Motorway, while interior wall framing is commencing in the next few weeks. Building services are being installed in the lower levels, with the show suite intended to open around Waitangi Day 2018.

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BEST Awards Recognition

Monday, October 9 2017

We were pleased to see our Auckland studio receive a Silver Award in the Office and Workplace Environments category at The BEST Awards on Friday evening. Congratulations to all of the award winners on the night.  

BEST Awards - Peddle Thorp Auckland studio

Peddle Thorp studio

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