Adviser Convention Centre Precinct business case appointed
CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Market Update #7
For Immediate Release
An adviser has been
appointed to develop a detailed business case for
Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct.
Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) and
Christchurch City Council received eight responses to a
Request for Proposal (RFP) for the position.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been selected from the
submitters by an evaluation panel, and began its work on
developing the detailed business case this week.
Meanwhile, the CCDU has also put out RFPs for the
positions of financial adviser and business case adviser, to
provide advice on projects it is involved with.
RFPs close on Tuesday, 11 December and the intention is to
make appointments before Christmas.
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