The Awly building on the corner of Armagh and Durham Streets is an interesting addition to our new inner city. It’s a shame that access is difficult at present due to the tremendous disruption in Durham Street. The building has a Five Green Star rating, the first in Christchurch to achieve this, post-earthquakes.
The most attractive aspect of the building is its inner courtyard
with a mural by Wayner Youle, sponsored by Meridian, whose new offices are in the building.
You can learn more about the mural here. A convenience store has opened on the ground floor of the Awly building on the Armagh Street side.
The store will be an asset to this corner of the CBD, once the Durham Street mess is sorted out. I understand a bakery is to come as well.
“Access right now is rather poorly
with road works all around the Awly.”