As of tomorrow (Friday 4th May) Cambridge Partners will be operating from our new home in the innovative new Te Uruti building in Hereford, just a short hop across the river from our current offices in Oxford Terrace. We’re all delighted to be making the move for a number of reasons, one of the main ones being that this will be the first time all CPL staff have been under one roof since the company was formed through the merger of Bradley Nuttall and iQ2 late last year.
Another reason we are all looking forward to the move is the knowledge that this will be our permanent home – the first we have enjoyed since the earthquakes. Being a very proud Canterbury owned and operated company, post quake Bradley Nuttall were determined to stay working in the Christchurch CBD as part of our commitment to the area – not an easy decision to stick to. Immediately after the the February quake, when we had to evacuate our named building in Oxford Terrace, the majority of the team worked from the home of one of our partners, Andrew Nuttall.
We set up his lounge and rumpus room as offices and also used the kitchen and living room during the day. The garage housed work related papers and files, and three team members worked from their own houses. Our IT people did wonders to make our communications work, and we were very grateful that our databases were cloud based.
In late May 2011, BNL moved into an office in The Aged Concern Building, Cashel St opposite the Bridge of Remembrance. But that was a very ‘short shift’ indeed! Following the June earthquake these offices were no longer suitable either, so back to Andrew’s we went. Eventually we secured space above the iconic Tiffany’s restaurant on the banks of the Avon in Tudor House, where we have been ever since.
Our colleagues from iQ2 faced similar challenges, moving around from the CBD to a couple of fringe locations before being becoming one of the early returnees to the city following their move into the Tavendale and Partners Centre.
But now it’s time for all of us to enjoy our fantastic new premises on level 4, 48 Hereford Hereford Street on the site of the former King Edwards Barracks. We’re very much looking forward to this new chapter, and to being able to host clients and associates in such wonderful surroundings. Click here for a map of our location, and details of the free carparking available to clients nearby.