21 February 2017

Tomorrow will mark the 6th anniversary of the February 2011 Earthquakes. Looking back over the last 6 years we have seen not only seen a change in the landscape, in design codes and in the community of people working together to re-build a city but we have embraced the opportunity to re-build a stronger, safer and more accessible Christchurch. The loss of life and infrastructure will forever be at the core of the new Christchurch. Lewis & Barrow is proud to be local and working with developers and private owners to move Christchurch forward and provide an industry leading service. 

09 January 2017

Lewis & Barrow Ltd is back! With staff well rested after a safe and relaxing break, we are ready to assist with your next project. Lewis & Barrow can help you throughout all stages of your project, even before the designing begins! Lewis & Barrow Ltd can provide site feasibility reports and with our extensive knowledge of Christchurch and the surrounding areas, we can provide you with sound reassurance that the land you may be considering to buy is economical to build on. We are ready to take on your new project for 2017.

The team at Lewis & Barrow Ltd wishes you a fantastic start to 2017. 

Panel Detail at Villa Maria College. 

Panel Detail at Villa Maria College. 

246 High Street - Christchurch CBD

246 High Street - Christchurch CBD

16 DECEMBER 2016

With the holiday season fast approaching Lewis & Barrow would like to thank all of our clients, contractors and designers who have worked with us through the year. Throughout 2016 we have welcomed new staff and designed some fantastic new buildings which will contribute to this evolving and vibrant city. 

Lewis & Barrow is committed to Christchurch - we have been here for over 40 years. Being a Christchurch based company we have been able to assist with the Kaikoura earthquake recovery and expand our seismic knowledge of the South Island. Observations that we have seen for ourselves of the local area have influenced our approach to design. We are committed to maintaining our long standing reputation for designing efficient and safe buildings. 

From all the staff at Lewis & Barrow, We wish you a safe and happy holiday season. 

Lewis & Barrow will be back 9th January 2017, we look forward to working with you. 


23 NOVEMBER 2016

The staff at Lewis & Barrow have been keeping up to date with the recent seismic activity. It appears the main thrust of the earthquakes has been directed North with Wellington seeing the effects of the Waiau event. The area located between Waiau, Cheviot and Kaikoura has sustained significant damage with some buildings being a total loss. Inspections by staff in the area vividly show that the further a building is located away from a big event the better, this is particularly noted with old buildings. 

Moving forward in Christchurch 246 High Street has reached the roofing stage and was celebrated with the teams involved last week. Things are on track for an early March completion. 

The International Rental Car Precinct has also seen some significant progress on site with the erection of the panels.  

The Christchurch International Rental Car Precinct

The Christchurch International Rental Car Precinct


Lewis & Barrow Ltd had a very busy couple of months in July / August and it appears the work is remaining at a steady flow. Large projects Architecturally and Structurally designed by Lewis & Barrow Ltd and further being project managed have taken advantage of this streamline of communication which has proven beneficial for the client. 

The International Rental Car Precinct has seen ground work begin and foundations are being constructed. 

246 High Street has had its panels erected in place and is taking shape on the street-front. 

Lewis & Barrow also welcome two new staff members to our team. A warm welcome to Jocelyn Ke and Emily McDonnell.

International Rental Car Precinct 

International Rental Car Precinct 

246 High Street, Central C

246 High Street, Central C

23 JUNE 2016

June has been a very busy month for Lewis & Barrow. We say goodbye to our draughtsman Josh and wish him well on his new adventure. Our Engineer Paerangi will be taking 12 months leave, working periodically, remotely while he travels. 

We are also welcoming back our draughtsman Clinton who is a previous employee of Lewis & Barrow. It is great to have him back with the team. 

Lewis and Barrow are also seeking a new CAD Draughting Cadet. 

Due to increasing workloads, we have a vacancy for an Architectural and Structural Engineering Technician/CAD Draughting Cadet.

Full training will be given in all aspects of building design, computer aided drawing, and preparing drawings for construction. Part time study will be required if not already qualified with a diploma in Architecture or Engineering.

The work is designing buildings but will also include minor surveying, occasional soil testing, measuring existing buildings and assisting within the office etc. We offer good conditions, variety of work, secure employment and a friendly environment. Salary will be negotiated considering qualifications, experience, and ability.

The applicant shall be presentable, self-motivated, enjoy the outdoors, and have achieved good grades in their studies.

Applicants should forward their C.V. to this office by the 14th of July, 2016.

26 may 2016

May 2016 has seen the start of ground work at 246 High Street. Work will soon begin on foundations and offsite pre-cast work will also commence. 

21 APRIL 2016

This month plans were released for the Christchurch International Rental Car Precinct.  Architecture and Structural Design by Lewis & Barrow Ltd. This building will be located at the corner of Kilmore and Manchester Streets.

23 MARCH 2016

This month building consent was issued by the Christchurch City Council for Lewis & Barrow's first PREcast Seismic Structural System (P.R.E.S.S.S) designed building at 246 High Street, Central Christchurch. Lewis & Barrow worked alongside Prof. Stefano Pampanin to design the PRESSS design structure and also completed the full architectural design. 

11 february 2016

February has sent a small reminder that we are living in a seismic city. The Valentines Day 5.7 magnitude earthquake was a reminder that this sequence of events is around for years to come. The office complex housing the Lewis and Barrow offices was undergoing earthquake repairs at the time and work here has continued as normal. 

20 January 2016

Welcome to the new look Lewis & Barrow Ltd website.

2016 will bring a lot of new and exciting work and we look forward to delivering outstanding projects this year. 

As we look forward into 2016 we see Lewis & Barrow continuing their involvement in the re-building of Christchurch, particularly new Commercial and Industrial buildings and the repair of existing Commercial and Industrial buildings. 

Continuing the trend of the last three years, we have employed another graduate Engineer this year. We welcome Jamie to the Lewis & Barrow Team. We have been fortunate enough to have taken on excellent graduates and enjoy mentoring them and observing their personal and professional development.