Latest update 23 Feb 2022

Installation of New Zealand’s biggest indoor hydroslides underway

Five eel-inspired hydroslides have begun to reveal themselves at Christchurch’s Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre, with installation work now underway.

Latest update 02 Dec 2020

Heaviest Anchor Project lifts underway

The heaviest lift in the construction of any Anchor Project to date has been carried out at Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility, with the installation of the first 63-tonne roof truss section.

Latest update 26 May 2020

Metro Sports Facility’s eco-friendly energy system a New Zealand first

People in central Christchurch will no longer be watching valuable energy go down the drain with the Metro Sports Facility set to include New Zealand’s first Waste Water Heat Recovery System.

Latest update 16 Dec 2019

Metro Sports Facility hydroslide a New Zealand first.

Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility is set to include New Zealand’s first trapdoor hydroslide, a 12.6-metre-high ‘Looping Rocket’.

Latest update 10 Jun 2019

Construction begins on Metro Sports Facility pool

Minister of Sport Grant Robertson, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel turned the sod today on the construction of a competition pool.

Latest update 28 Mar 2019

Contractor secured for Metro Sports Facility

Construction of the Metro Sports Facility will get underway in May with Ōtākaro Limited awarding a $221m contract for the construction of the facility to CPB Contractors Limited.

Latest update 31 Aug 2018

Metro Sports Facility groundworks underway

March Menard Joint Venture has today begun installing the first of around 8000 in-ground stone columns to prepare the site for main construction work to begin in 2019.

Latest update 13 Jul 2018

Metro Sports Facility groundworks starting next month

Work to prepare for construction on the Metro Sports Facility site on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Antigua St will begin next month (August).

Latest update 21 Nov 2017

Metro Sports Facility Early Contractor Involvement Agreement Terminated

Ōtākaro to complete the design as currently planned while there is a parallel review of whether all or part of the facility could be combined with the proposed Multi Use Arena.

Latest update 03 Feb 2017

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

Horatio Street and the bulk of Balfour Terrace from Antigua Street will be permanently closed from Friday 10 February to allow work to continue on the Metro Sport Facility Site.

Latest update 19 Dec 2016

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site.

Land remediation work is about to get underway on the Metro Sports Facility site. Ōtākaro Limited is preparing the 70,000m2 site ahead of main construction work beginning in winter 2017.

Latest update 18 Oct 2016

Early works begin for Metro Sports Facility

Early works for the Metro Sports Facility will get underway this week with the site being prepared for construction.

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