Project updated: 04/11/2017
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Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
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Te Pae will be a world class conventions and exhibitions facility supported by accommodation, retail, hospitality and public transport. In a competitive environment where convention centres around the world are expanding their capacity to accommodate larger events, Te Pae will be a boutique facility, set in a well organised and compact, regenerating city.
Te Pae (pronounced te pie) references a gathering place in Te Reo.
Christchurch lacks appropriate convention facilities which limits the city's tourism potential, economic activity and diversity. The city's share of New Zealand's 'business event' market has dropped from >20% pre-quake to less than 10% now. As a result, ChristchurchNZ estimates we are currently missing out on more than $90m of direct economic investment every year. This new facility is significantly larger than the former convention centre and will be able to accommodate two or more simultaneous events.
Ōtākaro is responsible for the design and construction of the Te Pae. It will also work with parties interested in development opportunities for the wider precinct.
Construction of Te Pae is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, with events to be hosted from mid to late 2020.
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- The first concrete for the foundation of the Convention Centre was poured in November 2017 .
- The largest lift of the project, a 50 tonne steel truss, was carried out in June 2018.
Who else is involved?
- CPB Contractors Limited has been appointed as the Main Contractor.
- Te Pae has been designed by Woods Bagot in conjunction with Warren and Mahoney.
Te Pae is being funded by the Crown.
Ngāi Tahu Grand Narrative
This Grand Narrative (10M file) documents the Ngāi Tahu values, customs and traditions relevant to Te Pae.
The Christchurch Convention Centre will have capacity to host up to 2000 delegates for a variety of national and international events, with
- a 1400-delegate auditorium
- a 3600m2 exhibition hall
- 1600m2 meeting rooms
The wider precinct will have associated food and beverage, and retail areas.
First year of Te Pae construction completed
One year on from the first concrete being poured for Te Pae, Christchurch’s new convention and exhibition centre is taking shape.Read More
Take a virtual tour around Te Pae
A virtual tour around the outside of Te Pae is now available to assist with the international marketing of the convention centre.Read More
Christchurch Convention Centre name unveiled at MEETINGS 2018
Te Pae has been selected as the official name for the Christchurch Convention Centre opening in 2020.Read More
Heaviest lift of Christchurch Convention Centre construction completed
The heaviest crane lift to be undertaken as part of the Christchurch Convention Centre’s construction has been carried out today.Read More
Christchurch Convention Centre ready for operator
With construction of the Christchurch Convention Centre on track for completion early in 2020, Ōtākaro Limited is looking to partner with an experienced venue operator to run this world-class facilityRead More
Huge comic strip on Convention Centre site
113 metre long comic strip brings elements of Christchurch's past and future to life.Read More
Five-star hotel planned for Convention Centre precinct
Ōtākaro Limited is seeking developers for a premium, five-star hotel in the Convention Centre precinct.Read More
Christchurch Convention Centre construction underway
Construction is underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre with the first concrete being poured for the foundation.Read More
Main works underway for Christchurch Convention Centre
The Government has awarded a $240 million contract to complete the design and construction of Christchurch Convention Centre.Read More
Convention Centre Urban Design and Landscaping
Outline plan for urban design and landscaping around the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.Read More
Christchurch Convention Centre design inspired by South Island landscape
Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Convention Centre which show how it will enhance the heart of the city.Read More
Next phase of earthworks on Convention Centre site underway
The section of Gloucester Street running through the Convention Centre site will soon be removed as the next stage of earthworks gets underway.Read More
Earthworks underway on Convention Centre Site
Substantial earthworks are now underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre site.Read More
Part of Gloucester Street to Close
The section of Gloucester Street between Colombo Street and Oxford Terrace will be permanently closed from next Friday (5 August) to allow initial work to begin on the Christchurch Convention Centre.Read More
Documents & Downloads
Convention Centre artist impressions
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Convention Centre Design Cross Section
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Convention Centre Key Views
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Convention Centre Precinct
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Convention Centre Artist Impression
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