Building great communities








Specialising in projects from $50,000 to $15M, our Building Construction services provide the capability and infrastructure to deliver projects within that range and beyond.

Our recent portfolio of projects, including Trimble New Zealand, Cholmondeley Children's Centre, Marshland School, Oceanview Heights School and St Andrew's College, speak to the depth and breadth of our capability and the calibre and experience of our people.

Whether it's a new design/build, refurbishment, repair, seismic upgrade, strategic demolition or creating state-of-the-art modern learning environments for the next generation, our service offerings span the entire vertical construction spectrum.

Factor in our extensive civil construction capability and you're looking at a whole-of-life, end-to-end construction service that delivers unparalleled efficiencies, economies of scale and cost savings.

Relationships with our clients and associates are everything to us. We're all about working collaboratively to deliver projects we can all stake our reputation on.

City Care Building Construction profiled in National Business Review feature - Christchurch Three Years On

Click here to watch a time lapse video of the fire, demolition and reconstruction of Trimble New Zealand's Christchurch headquarters

City Care wins contract to build new Redcliffs Library building. Read the story on Christchurch City Council's website here

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The rebuild of earthquake-damaged Cholmondeley Children's Centre in Governors Bay was completed in July 2015 - a project of special significance for City Care's Building Construction Division boss, who spent time there himself as a child. See the TV3 News story here

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Groundbreaking InitiativesTrimble4

Born out of our post-earthquake experience, we've pioneered a number of innovative and cost-effective damage-avoidance solutions including:

  • Building inspections – to identify problem areas
  • Seismic upgrade techniques – to remediate any issues identified
  • Disaster preparedness audits
  • Readiness solutions
  • Ongoing building management


Our Building Construction delivery team is experienced in using Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). This damage-avoidance technology has huge potential to play a major role in the future of construction in this country, not just in the Christchurch rebuild.

The reputation of our team as an industry innovator has been achieved through consistent delivery of practical, cost-effective and creative services that include solutions that think outside the square.

Customer-centric approach

We strongly believe that the time spent with clients to understand their business and unique needs is the most important investment we will make into any commercial relationship. Through that understanding we can provide our clients with specific, strategic advice and practical support in realising their goals.

Our projects and clients

City Care's Building Construction team have a proven track record over a combined industry history of more than 150 years. During their time working together as a team in Christchurch, they have completed a number of high-profile projects including:

  • Refurbishment of the Christchurch Town HallSTAC
  • CDHB expansion of Christchurch Women's Hospital
  • CDHB Oncology Unit
  • Trimble building
  • St Andrew's College
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Avonhead School - new classroom construction
  • West Melton School - new classroom construction
  • Marshland School - rebuild
  • Cholmondeley Children's Centre - rebuild
  • Canterbury Park Sport Pavilion
  • Eco Central transfer stations - seismic upgrade
  • Botany Downs School
  • Oceanveiw Heights School, Timaru

Some of our key clients include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • CERA
  • Gillman Wheelans
  • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
  • MWH Recovery
  • New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Z Energy
  • Trimble
  • St Andrews College
  • CDHB


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