A Gift of Gratitude

Thanking the People of Christchurch, New Zealand

Every year the Christchurch City Mission supports more than 50,000 people in the community. They offer food, shelter and training – but most importantly, they give people hope. To say thank you to the community for their generosity, the City Mission commissioned the design and build of a 10m tall steel and aluminium sculpture in downtown Christchurch.

Helping hand from all of Holmes

When the City Mission asked us to help out, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse! Holmes pitched in to help design and build this incredible sculpture utilizing all of our services: structure, fire and product testing. With our combined engineering powers, we helped the City Mission bring their vision to life.

Our team of expert engineers and drafters were involved from first concept design, right through to final build and installation. The sculpture’s unique double helix shape means it is largely self-supporting; it’s also wind resistant, and has a concrete base to help stabilise the 10.7 -tonne sculpture.

The double helix is also a symbol of the journey a person takes as they are supported by the City Mission. They’re given the resources and care they need to rise above their dark times and achieve amazing things.  This project was completely funded by local businesses who sponsored the build in many ways. No money from general donations towards the City Mission was spent on it.  We love the work the City Mission does and their passion to make the world a better place one life at a time.  We were honoured to be part of this amazing project. Our donation to the City Mission (in time, money and manpower) is our holiday gift to our valued clients:

A gift of gratitude and hope for the future!