Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

News Release


Project with distinctive facade complete at 203 Papanui Rd

JLL's project managers bring new retail and office development to completion



Long term investment with development potential/new-zealand/en-gb/news/916/long-term-investment-with-development-potentialAUCKLANDLong term investment with development potential
Former Fire Station on high profile corner site/new-zealand/en-gb/news/915/former-fire-station-on-high-profile-corner-siteCHRISTCHURCHFormer Fire Station on high profile corner site


A new development at 203 Papanui Road has been completed, under the project management of JLL Christchurch’s Project and Development Services team. 

The two-storey 1,100sqm building has three retail units on the ground level with two office suites above. 

Its distinctive façade is a welcome addition to the Papanui Road streetscape. It’s a significant improvement as it replaces an indistinct building that had been earthquake damaged and partly demolished, Associate Director of Project and Development Services Philip Overend says. 

“The challenge was to complete the demolition work and rebuild within a tight space, with neighbours on three sides and the busy street out front.

“We were pleased to be able to hand over to the retail tenants in time for them to begin trading in February and March.”

Moochi, Rodd & Gunn and Wallace Cotton are the tenants in the modern retail units. 

The building was designed by Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects (WMZA), which is one of the largest architectural practices in New Zealand, and works were carried out by Naylor Love. 

JLL has 30 years’ experience in New Zealand and project manages everything from office fitouts to basebuild refurbishments, earthquake damage repairs and retail construction. 

Go to to see examples of the JLL Project and Development Services’ team’s work.