Historic building finds last tenant
A final tenant has signed up for one of central Christchurch’s few remaining historic buildings – the Old Government Building in Cathedral Square.
The century-old building, the only remaining part of the square’s Heritage Hotel, reopened in August after earthquake repairs and refurbishment. The adjacent hotel tower was demolished.
Forty-two hotel rooms occupy the upper three levels of the building, a health club and gymnasium is back open below, and the hotel restaurant is due to reopen on the ground floor next year. The last space has now been leased to Quantum Strategies, a financial services company which has been operating from a temporary home in Sydenham.
The brick and stone building is owned by the Heritage Hotel Group. Bryan Ashworth of Ray White, who handled the leasing for the group, described the property as “a most gorgeous building”.