COG blended developments is an ever-developing story of responsible place-making. Following are case studies of some of our buildings currently in use and under development, helping to create thriving, social communities.
128 Lichfield Street, in Christchurch New Zealand was COG’s first blended development. This multi-level building offers a range of different uses across each level. The ground floor has become an iconic restaurant for quality dining. Levels one and two are tenanted by Orbica, a fast-growing geo-spatial data company with offices in Christchurch and Germany. Level three is a contemporary residential apartment, offering incredible views of Christchurch, right out the mighty Southern Alps.
Earl offers a contemporary and inviting space to eat great food, sip fantastic drinks, and enjoy quality time with good friends and family. Their ethos is clear: choose the most simple but best produce to pack a punch. Doors are open for lunch and dinner, and help to make this area of Christchurch a dynamic space for socialising, working and living.
Orbica is a fast-growing tech company specialising in geo-spatial data solutions. The heart of the SALT district is the perfect location for Orbica – an area brimming with like-minded, innovative, tech-based companies taking on the world with ideas and creativity. From their HQ at 132 Lichfield street, Orbica also operate offices in Germany, and are preparing for further global expansion.
The top floor of 128 Lichfield street has been created as a contemporary, open-plan apartment. With a full glass frontage, the apartment takes advantage of long sunshine hours and the solar gain that this aspect offers. Situated just minutes from the heart of the town, this is inner-city living at its best.
132 Lichfield street is COG’s newest development. Neighbouring the 128 Lichfield development, this building again offers a mix of commercial and residential offerings, with an emphasis on inner-city living. This will be COG's first development to incorporate a full photovoltaic array on the roof, providing solar power for the entire building. This brings power savings of approximately 10% or more to residents and tenants of the building.
The ground floor of 132 Lichfield street is reserved for car parking, storage, recycling/rubbish amenities, and more. Externally the design of the carpark will be aesthetically integrated into the architecture of the building. This creates a seamless structure following the overall style of the building.
The first level of 132 Lichfield street is given to a highly flexible office space. The space will be offered as a full open-plan office, with the ability to be subdivided as required by the tenants. This creates a very dynamic space for the building and surrounding area, and further adds to the ethos of COG’s blended developments.
Levels two and three of 132 Lichfield street offer customisable apartments for dynamic inner-city living. These generously-sized apartments can be configured to suit residents’ requirements, with open-plan living/dining spaces, three bedrooms, a master ensuite and separate bathrooms, an office space, and open-air balconies to enjoy the many sunshine hours.
Levels four and five of 132 Lichfield street are comprised of two generously sized, two-level, four-bedroom apartments. An internal stairway connects the spacious first-level to an open mezzanine floor that houses the third and fourth bedrooms. The mezzanine also has an additional bathroom, a cosy study space, and opens onto a plant deck. Click here to see mezzanine level
The rooftop of 132 lichfield street houses the photovoltaic array, bringing the advantage of sustainable solar power to the entire building. Distributed power generation means that the grid’s infrastructure load at peak times is reduced, ultimately lowing overall costs to everyone. COG is proud to be playing our part in helping New Zealand transition to a low-carbon economy.