One Central’s Bedford development contributes to regenerating the heart of the city

Designed by Architectus, the Bedford Terraces and Apartments are one of the latest developments to reach completion as part of the residential precinct, One Central – a series of neighbourhoods which showcase diverse urban regeneration in the heart of Christchurch city.

Located at the corner of Madras and Lichfield Streets, the Bedford development creates a precinct centered around two private inner-city courtyards and a laneway. These provide a pedestrian and people-focused amenity and look to support a strong sense of community, connectivity and safe environment for engagement between residents.

Concentrating all vehicle movements and parking to the perimeter of the site supports an active and safe pedestrian environment with increased opportunity for social encounters. It also encourages use of alternative modes of transport including cycling and walking.

Both the apartment building and town house developments focus on employing simple, efficient and well aligned architectural, structural and services designs to meet the economic challenges in delivering financially sustainable housing in the CBD that is accessible to a broad range of occupants.

Certified as 6 Homestar and designed to Lifemark 3 standards, the new homes offer environmentally and socially sustainable housing for people of all ages and stages in life.

The Bedford Terraces and Apartments deliver a truly vibrant, connected and community-focused residential urban neighbourhood.

Bedford Lane between Buildings 4 and 5

Eastern Courtyard of Building 2, 3 and the Bedford Apartments

Bedford Apartments from Madras Street

Building 7 terraces overlooking Rauora Park

Photography: Sarah Rowlands