Craig Lewis

Craig LewisPosition

Founding Director & Shareholder
Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers
Christchurch Office

Professional Qualifications

BE Civil (Honours), University of Canterbury

Professional Experience

2016                Elected to Fellow of IPENZ

2003-present   Director and Shareholder of Lewis Bradford, Christchurch office
2005-present   Board Member, Consulting Engineers Advancement 
                        Society Incorporated
2000-2011       Board Member, Laura Fergusson Trust for Disabled Persons, Christchurch
1999-2002       Director, Holmes Consulting Group and Holmes Fire and Safety Ltd
1994-99           Associate, Holmes Consulting Group Ltd, Christchurch and Queenstown office
1993                Structural Engineer, Holmes Consulting Group Ltd, Sydney office
1987-94           Structural Engineer, Holmes Consulting Group Ltd, Christchurch office

Areas of Specialist Expertise

  • Planning, design and construction monitoring of tourism facilities, carparking facilities and commercial buildings of all types.
  • Hotel and accommodation developments.
  • Pragmatic, holistic approach to delivering structural services to all construction sectors.

Major Project Experience

  • The Press Office Building, Christchchurch - New seven storey office building
  • Anderson Lloyd House, Christchurch - New six storey IL3 office building on CFA pile ground remediation
  • Mainpower Corporate Headquarters, Rangiora - Two storey IL4 office building with associated vehicle garaging and substantial workshop building  
  • Church Street Commercial Development, Queenstown - Large four level commercial development (two separate buildings) construction over existing underground carpark
  • Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum - Large purpose built two storey facility, currently under construction
  • Hewlett Packard Facility, Christchurch
    New specialised office and printing facility
  • Landpower Warehouse/Office Development, Christchurch
    New office and warehouse building
  • Recall Storage Facility, Christchurch
    Large state-of-the-art secure storage facility
  • Warners Novotel Hotel, Christchurch
    20 million 14 level 4 star hotel in central Christchurch
  • Sofitel Hotel, Queenstown
    Award winning boutique 5 star hotel and retail building
  • Elephant Hill Winery, Hawkes Bay
    Architecturally outstanding winery and residential development
  • Blanket Bay Lodge, Glenorchy
    Premium quality accommodation lodge in stunning Central Otago location
  • Craggy Range Winery, Hawkes Bay
    $30m winery development including underground cellar, administration and hospitality buildings, top quality.
  • Scenic Circle Hotel, Napier (114 rooms)
    Challenging 6 storey hotel and restaurant
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (225 rooms)
    High profile 4 star hotel, restaurant and carparking
  • The Heritage Hotel, Queenstown (150 rooms)
    High quality managed apartment complex
  • Mid City Centra Hotel, Auckland (320 rooms)
    29 storey hotel, retail and public carpark building
  • Windsor Hotel, Vanuatu (55 rooms)
    Challenging construction in remote location
  • Aurum All Suites Hotel, Queenstown
    Fast track programme, challenging geometry
  • Luxmore Resort Hotel, Te Anau (50 rooms)
    Fully precast hotel extension
  • Queenstown Multisports Events Centre
    Large indoor/outdoor sports facility
  • ALX Block, Christchurch Polytechnic
    Aesthetically dramatic administration, library, classroom complex
  • Southern Cross Hospital, Christchurch
    Confined site, tight programme, great result
  • Landcare Research Facility, Hamilton
    Laboratories, offices and meeting rooms
  • Church Street Council Carpark, Queenstown
    Innovative 165 carpark largely below lake level, above ground scheme currently being investigated.
  • Parliament Buildings strengthening and refurbishment, Wellington
    2,200m2 strengthening by base isolation, outstanding heritage solution
  • Port Vila Wharf, Vanuatu
    Very cost and programme effective precast wharf alternative
  • Queenstown Casino
    3 storey casino, retail and carparking building.
  • Riccarton Mall, Christchurch
    2 storey 37,700m² of new floor area, early 1990’s
  • International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch
    Visitors’ Centre, 2 storey, 2600m2
  • Man Street Carpark Building, Queenstown
    Four carparking levels below ground, each as big as a rugby field. 525 parks, total area 17,000m² . Three levels of commercial/retail space proposed above ground.
  • Middle Earth Development, Wanaka
    Mixed use retail/commercial building in centre of Wanaka. Three floors above ground plus underground carpark.
  • Amisfield Winery, Loburn, Central Otago
    Striking new 400 tonne processing facility set in an equally striking natural landscape.

Client Referees

Graeme Hill
Amalgamated Builders Ltd
Ph: (03) 442 0551

Reece Zondag
Les Mills
Ph: (09) 307 0422 

Peter Soundy
Peak Projects Limited
Ph: (03) 442 5430