Project updated: 10/10/2017
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The East Frame will redefine inner city living in Christchurch and provide attractive choices for people wanting to live centrally. The East Frame is likely to lead to around half again more people living within the four avenues than prior to the earthquakes. This in turn will stimulate other activities and businesses like cafés, restaurants and cultural events – a key goal of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Visit the Fletcher Living website for the latest information about the new neighbourhood, One Central.
Work on Rauora Park began in late 2016 and was completed in December 2017.
Work on the first residential area (20 homes on the corner of Madras and Hereford Streets) began in March 2017 and will finish around September 2018.
On the corner of Lichfield and Madras Streets 44 apartments and 50 townhouses are expected to be finished in 2019 with prices starting around $360,000.
Earthworks are underway on the corner of Hereford and Madras streets where there will be 58 one, two and three bedroom townhouses on the site at a range of prices.
Who else is involved?
Fletcher Living was awarded the contract to develop the 900 townhouses and apartments. City Care JFC Joint Venture was awarded the contract to deliver the public spaces.
The Crown funded the development of the public spaces. Fletcher Living is funding the development of the homes.
Ngāi Tahu Grand Narrative
This Grand Narrative (16M file) documents the Ngāi Tahu values, customs and traditions relevant to the East Frame and North Frame areas.
Half residential – half open space
About half of the 14-hectare area will be developed into medium density residential living for around 2000 people. This will be a community focused and safe environment. Fletcher Living has been chosen to develop the neighbourhood. The Crown has insisted that all homes will be built to high design standards, including Homestar (environmental) and Lifemark (accessibility) certification.
The other half of the East Frame is made up of streets, open spaces and paved areas. It includes a central park, Rauora park, running north to south with walking and cycling paths, opportunity for community gardens and event spaces to foster vitality in the neighbourhood. The East Frame will be close to many inner city attractions. Commuting within the area and into the city will be easy with shared space walkways and cycling paths, and public transport close by. There will also be convenient vehicle access from adjacent streets.
Fletcher Living was chosen to develop the East Frame residential area. It will design, build, finance and sell the completed development, subject to minimum requirements agreed with the Crown. The development is now known as One Central and has recently opened the One Central sales suite on the corner of Manchester and Gloucester streets.
One Central will create a range of desirable, connected urban neighbourhoods that are full of energy and spirit, and will showcase diverse urban regeneration.
With plans for up to 900 homes, accommodating over 2000 people, One Central will cater to a variety of lifestyles and life-stages. The homes will have a strong connection to the city and offer open shared spaces for everyone to enjoy, and a community that balances the ability to live, work and play.
One Central will be a vibrant, connected, urban community offering a variety of homes to attract a diverse mix of people and cultures. With residents living alongside city eateries, thriving retail outlets and open green spaces, this will be the new beating heart of inner city Christchurch.
With a range of distinctly different architectural styles and home designs incorporated across the development, One Central homes will suit a variety of lifestyle needs.
Visit the Fletcher Living website for the latest information about the new neighbourhood, One Central.
The East Frame residential development will border Rauora Park – the third biggest park in central Christchurch. This distinctively landscaped public space is for local residents and the broader community. As well as ample open space, there are cosier areas where people can relax, and feel safe and comfortable. With shared pedestrian and cycle paths, the Rauora Park is easy to move through and around.
The name Rauora signifies ‘well-being’ in a wider, holistic sense. Rau can mean ‘leaves’, ‘greenery’, ‘many’ and ‘gathering’, while Ora indicates health and wellbeing.
The new vehicle laneway that runs down the western side of the 660m-long Rauora Park has been given the name - Huanui Lane, which in mana whenua local dialect means ‘pathway’. ‘Hua’ on its own can mean ‘fruit’, ‘flower’, ‘abundance’, as well as ‘asset’ and is consistent with the notion of community wellbeing intended for this area.
New trees vandalised
Ōtākaro Limited is asking the public to keep an eye out for vandals around the new trees and shrubs in the central city, as dozens have been intentionally broken or pulled out over the past few weeks.Read More
Former CTV site open to public from 22 February
The newly landscaped former site of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building will be open to the public from 22 February.Read More
Rauora Park free family fun day this Sunday
It’s Rauora Park to the rescue for those looking for ways to entertain the kids at the tail end of the school holidays, with a range of free family-friendly activities on offer in Christchurch’s newesRead More
Christchurch gets a new park for Christmas
Rauora Park, the new public space at the heart of the East Frame, will be open for the public to enjoy from Tuesday, 19 December.Read More
New CBD youth space for Christchurch
Located on the corner of Manchester and Lichfield streets, the space is the start of an initiative aimed at activating parcels of vacant land within the East Frame.Read More
Developer for 224 Cashel Street confirmed
Ōtākaro Limited has selected Studio D4, led by Patrick Fontein, as the preferred developer for the building at 224 Cashel St (former IRD building) and the Cashel Chambers and carpark.Read More
Landscaping of CTV site to begin soon
Landscaping of the former site of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building will begin next week.Read More
East Frame public space named
Christchurch's third largest public space has been given its name - Rauora Park.Read More
Start of construction of East Frame homes rounds out first year for Ōtākaro Limited
Construction beginning on the East Frame Residential Anchor Project means there is physical work happening on all committed Crown-led projects in Central Christchurch.Read More
Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame
Students aged between four and 15 from two Christchurch schools have designed a 130 metre mural to help bring to life the East Frame while construction of the public space is carried out.Read More
Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017
Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.Read More
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What type of plants are being used in the landscaping?
There will be a mix of natives and exotic plantings. This will help to contribute to Christchurch’s identity as a garden city.
There will be a number of Kowhai trees and Acer rubrum (Red maple) as features trees. Other plantings will be chosen for colour and fragrance.