As we celebrate the next stage of the EPIC journey, it is great to see the support of the community, particular with the media recognising the significance of what we do. See below a summary of an article featured in bizEDGE NZ on EPIC’s latest announcement.
The Christchurch innovation hub EPIC is celebrating the EPIC building’s roll-over from its initial 5-year term to the new 12-year term (7-year extension) to 2024.
The companies within EPIC have grown to build a combined turnover estimated to be in excess of $50 million per annum.
Having hosted over 570 public events over the previous 5 years, catering to over 20,000 visitors, plans for the next seven years focus on EPIC remaining a fresh and enjoyable space for tenants and public alike.
As such, EPIC is embarking on some significant upgrades.
Not just a splash of paint and new carpet, EPIC tenants are receiving a new kitchen, six upgraded meeting rooms, new office pods for consultants and the big ticket item is a 100-seat event space which can be converted into two boardrooms.
Much of this will benefit the wider Christchurch community which uses EPIC as a base.
EPIC has played an unplanned role supporting New Zealand international relations, hosting tours and events for ambassadors from more than a dozen countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and China.