The newest expansion of the business has led Marchese Partners to Christchurch where our focus will not only be in rebuilding and regenerating the city after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes but also providing Christchurch with a new generation of Seniors Living and Aged Care facilities to help support an ageing population.
The Christchurch office is the second in New Zealand, with its successful Auckland operation launching back in early 2015. The addition of an office in Christchurch will build on the recent success of the Auckland operation and the two offices will continue to draw upon our international expertise to bring innovative solutions to New Zealand’s local Seniors Living & Aged Care markets.
“From a personal perspective, I feel a great sense of pride in the city and a chance to be part of the rebuild was a significant motivating factor in my return home.” – Simon Johnson
The task to rebuild Christchurch to its former glory is a mammoth one, but one we believe we are more than capable of making a positive contribution to. While Marchese Partners is an all-encompassing firm that delivers integrated design services including architecture, structure and civil engineering, building services and interior design across a number of sectors, its focus is to deliver pioneering and innovative mixed-use projects across New Zealand. In particular, we believe that Retirement Living and Seniors Care will become an integral component of all cities and their urban fabric.
“As a firm as we have experience that touches many corners of the globe among different markets and we are seeing the same trend no matter where we are working. The current retiring generation is refusing to give up the lifestyle they worked so hard to create and is simply turning their noses up at the seniors living stock they have to choose from. So instead of resisting these decisions, we’ve taken on the challenge as a firm to create mixed-use living spaces this generation wants to live in.” – Eugene Marchese
Simon Johnson to Open New Office in Christchurch
February 2, 2017