A snapshot of what central Christchurch could look like
A snapshot of what central Christchurch could look
Today Christchurch people got a better feel for
the future of their central city.
We announced the next
steps in the development of the Christchurch Convention
The centre will be a huge boost
for the central city, attracting businesses, events, and
conferences to Christchurch.
NZ and Accor have been announced as preferred providers and
construction remains on track to begin in 2015, with the
centre to open for business in 2017.
The precinct, located
in the heart of Christchurch, will combine the Convention
Centre, hotel accommodation, hospitality, retail, and
commercial and residential space.
Click on the design
concept to see more of what the Convention Centre Precinct
could look like.
Rt Hon John
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