Project updated: 04/11/2017
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Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
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Te Pae Christchurch will be a world class convention and exhibition facility supported by nearby accommodation, retail and hospitality offerings.
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 about $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 Te Pae Christchurch. It will also work with parties interested in development opportunities for the remaining land in the precinct.
The completion and opening of Te Pae Christchurch has been impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions.
For booking information please email email@example.com or phone +64 3 266 1400.
Who else is involved?
- CPB Contractors Limited has been appointed as the Main Contractor.
- Te Pae was designed by Woods Bagot in conjunction with Warren and Mahoney.
- Te Pae Christchurch will be operated by leading international venue management company ASM Global.
Te Pae Christchurch 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 Christchurch.
Ceremonial entranceway for new convention centre
A stunning white Ngutu, or ceremonial entranceway, will be a feature of the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.Read More
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre construction update
Construction of Te Pae Christchurch Convection Centre is expected to be completed by the middle of next year, with the first events likely to be held in the second half of 2021.Read More
Braided river façade one quarter complete at Te Pae Christchurch
The braided river effect of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre’s façade is taking shape, with CPB Contractors having now installed a quarter of the 43,000 herringbone tiles.Read More
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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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