It comprises insitu foundation beams bearing on a 3.5 metre engineered hardfill raft, Unispan precast floor units and a combination of precast and insitu wall elements providing lateral resistance in each direction.
Two central concrete stairwells and a single liftshaft are situated centrally on the floor plate to provide access.
A separate two level carparking structure at the rear of the site provides resident parking.
Structurally the building performed well throughout the Canterbury earthquake sequence; requiring only relatively minor epoxy injection of hairline flexural cracking in shearwalls and floors.
However, the original exterior solid plaster cladding did not fare so well and the building has been reclad with a cavity terracotta tile system and a new lightweight reroof.