The design, fitout and project management for moving the 80 staff members of SLI Systems into the new IT Centre, the EPIC Building in central Christchurch was given to Element 17 to undertake. The entire upper floor of 1300 sq metres was taken up by the company who are experiencing rapid growth. So room for this expansion was a major requirement.

To cater for the company's desire to have individual offices and meeting rooms, these are placed on the sides of the long rectangular layout. This also allowed for plenty of space for the more informal meeting areas for both clients and staff.