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Worcester Chambers in 2007
|Architectural style||Georgian revival|
|Location||Christchurch Central City|
|Address||69 Worcester Boulevard|
|Town or city||Christchurch|
|Owner||Gerard and Siu-Wai McCoy|
|Design and construction|
|Designated:||26 November 1981|
The Worcester Chambers, recently also known as Gough Chambers, is a Christchurch, New Zealand, heritage building designed by Cecil Wood in 1926. Located at 69 Worcester Street in the Christchurch Central City, it was originally the site of a secretarial school called Digby's Commercial College. As a result of earthquake strengthening in 2007 it withstood the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. It is a Category II heritage building registered by Heritage New Zealand. In September 2015, the building was bought for NZ$2.3m by members of the Gough family: prominent businessman Tracy Gough and two of this children, including Christchurch City Councillor Jamie Gough. The new owners renamed the building Gough Chambers. Although they dropped the rent, they were unable to find tenants and sold the building in late 2016 for NZ$2.18m to lawyer Gerard McCoy and his wife Siu-Wai McCoy.
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