Somerset House

161 Burnett Street, Ashburton

Somerset House is situated in the heart of Ashburton's CBD and is owned by Somerset Ashburton Trust, a charitable trust. Located on Level Two, the property is managed and operated by the Braided Rivers Community Trust. Using energy-efficient features such as double glazing, air conditioning, and maximising natural light, the building is both energy efficient and comfortable, while the lifts provide full accessibility. Each level has a separate boardroom, kitchenette and bathroom facilities, these office spaces have it all. 

Somerset House has a long history dating back over 100 years, and even though the current building has only been situated here for 14 years, over the past 70 years the Somerset House has been a host to a variety of businesses, now including the following tenants:


Ground Floor – Burnett St

  • The Somerset Grocer – Café
  • James Meager MP - Rangitata Office
  • Minx Hair Spa – Hair stylist and Beauty
  • Mainland Mortgages and Insurance Ltd 

Ground Floor – East St

  • Spark – Retail
  • Vacant Space - T1 132.72m2 - Enquires welcome

Level One – Access via Burnett St

  • I-Select - Superannuation consultant
  • Leech & Partners – Accounting and Business services
  • Radio Network – Hokonui Radio 92.5fm

Level Two

  • Croys – Accountant and Financial Advisors
  • Braided Rivers Community Trust – Grants/Sponsorships
  • Advance Ashburton – Grants/Sponsorships
  • Tiffany McRae – Barrister
  • Rangitata Diversion Race Management
  • Spark Business – Spark Support
  • Vacant Space – T15e 68m2 – Enquires welcome

Level Three

  • RMF Silva – Law Firm
  • Ashburton Guardian
  • Vacant Spaces – T16c 49m2 , T17d 12m2, T17e 8m2 - Enquires welcome

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9am to 3pm

Physical Address: 

Level 2, Somerset House, Cnr East & Burnett Streets, Ashburton 7700

Postal Address:   PO Box 217, Ashburton 7740

Phone:   +64 3 307 5911