Latest update: 24/09/2016
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 site.
The Convention Centre Precinct, which will include hospitality and retail businesses as well as the Convention Centre, will be on the expanded city block bordered by Worcester Street, Oxford Terrace, Armagh Street and Colombo Street.
Ōtākaro Chief Executive Albert Brantley says a lot of early site work needs to be done to prepare the area for construction.
“That preparation work begins with the removal of infrastructure that has serviced this section of Gloucester Street – including electricity, water and stormwater services– before preliminary site preparation begins in about two months’ time,” says Mr Brantley.
“The bulk excavation for foundations are expected to commence at the end of this year or very early in 2017.”
The Convention Centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.