BMW Christchurch


Wall Projects was engaged to manage this project on Moorhouse Avenue in Christchurch.

With significant alteration to the existing 1970’s design, the building was remodelled to form two high-end car showrooms, a car servicing area, and supporting office space.

Wall Projects provided support for the main contractor throughout the construction and close-out process. This was a complex project with a very tight deadline. Rigorous scheduling, procurement management, and effective teamwork gave this project the edge we needed to succeed.


Turning this building into a viable commercial space also involved extensive dewatering, seismic foundations, seismic componentry, and passive fire protection measures. Floor levels were reduced to facilitate specialised equipment, and a concrete ramp was constructed to allow access to the first floor. Meanwhile, quality assurance and monitoring throughout the project ensured both engineering and fire protection compliance.

On the street-facing side, the impressive 8.2mx35m wrap-around aluminium and glass frontage is supported by a large structural steel frame. Salvage items such as lighting, ceiling tiles, and HVAC from the existing construction were used in the alterations in order to minimise waste. The tenant’s fit-out proceeded throughout the later stages of construction, giving them a head start to get ready for trading.