Case Studies

Case Study 2: PwC Centre – Christchurch

1 November 2015


  • OWNER: Bridgewater Properties
  • ENGINEER: Structural Engineer: Beca / Architect: Warren and Mahoney
  • BUILDER: Armitage Williams
  • FABRICATORS: Pegasus Engineering


  • Six-level building
  • 8,000sqm of office space
  • Perimeter-based steel frame creates exoskeleton structure
  • Columns anchored to 1,500mm-deep reinforced concrete raft

The PwC Centre is a striking new landmark for Christchurch, both day and night. The $30 million, five-storey office building is primarily a steel structure with a composite flooring system. The resilient, lightweight and economic building offers enhanced seismic performance with the use of buckling restrained brace (BRB) technology.

The building is an importance level 3 building, which means it has been designed to 130 percent of the building code to create a safe working environment for tenants and visitors….read or print the full case study.