The building had been brought by a developer with the aim of providing retail on the ground floor and serviced apartments above. This included a structural upgrade which signalled significant disruptive construction within the current showroom. Considering the intrusive nature of the work, and the client looking for more space, it was decided to investigate using the current airless wet basement (subject to tidal flooding) as more show room space and having a refresh for the showroom.
Queenstown Airport has started construction of the new international terminal that it hopes will help it meet rising passenger demand for the foreseeable future. The NZ$12 million (€7.4 million) project will expand the current building footprint by a third in time for next winter.