ICN Coordination site for reconstruction of Christchurch.
Reconstruction has now commenced.
The Canterbury earthquakes have provided an unprecedented opportunity to rethink, revitalise and renew Christchurch. The vision is for Christchurch to become an international city with a thriving city centre. Recovery is not simply restoring what was there but making the city even better.
A well formed and vibrant city centre produces economic and social benefits by bringing people together for business, cultural or social activities. The result is greater productivity, connection, development of human capital, sharing of ideas and a shared identity.
The design concept is to develop a greener, more accessible city with a compact core and a stronger built identity, making it a great place to live, work, play, learn and visit.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is responsible for the reinstatement of roads and essential services utilising the Alliance Team of Fletcher Construction JV with McConnell Dowell, Downer EDI, Fulton Hogan and City Works as well as most of the major civil contractors in New Zealand. CERA is also managing the demolition of all un-repairable buildings.
New Commercial buildings are being designed and a number already have consent to start in areas that are now stable. ICN is involved with architects, designers and developers to ensure that ANZ solutions are specified wherever possible and standards required are NZ/AS.
Earthquake Reconstruction Works
460 kilometres of roads and essential services (water, sewer, storm water, power, phone, and communications) to be replaced in the CBD alone.
There are an estimated 800 new commercial buildings required in the Central Business District generally with a maximum of 7 stories to replace the 1200 being demolished.
There is an expected 25 - 30,000 new houses required to replace the red zoned properties and to cater for the expected 30,000 additional work force required to meet the construction needs.
Anchor projects will be developed and delivered in partnership with a number of agencies and stakeholders. The anchor projects include:
- The Earthquake Memorial
- Te Puna Ahurea Cultural Centre
- Papa o Otakao / Avon River Precinct
- The Square
- Retail Precinct
- Convention Centre Precinct
- Health Precinct
- Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
- Performing Arts Precinct
- Central Library
- Residential Demonstration Project
- Metro Sport Facility
- Cricket Oval
- Bus Interchange
Please check the GETS web site periodically for opportunities connected with the reconstruction effort. http://www.gets.govt.nz. You need to be registered to gain access, but registration is free. Please note you need to register your interest in projects through GETS, not through this website.
Christchurch Central Recovery Plan http://www.ccdu.govt.nz/the-plan
Click here for more information on the projects and precints: https://ccdu.govt.nz/projects-and-precincts
Interactive city map now online (added 2 Sep 13)
An interactive map tracking the progress within Christchurchs central city is now live at progressmap.ccdu.govt.nz
This map gives progressive information about the Anchor Projects and will continue to be updated as each project gets underway. It also notes the location and information about some of the most prominent private constructions in the central city.
Current Projects in the market (25 Feb 2014)
The Bus Exchange
Eastern and Northern Frame Residential Precinct (GETS ref 41488)
Awatea / Carrs Road Affordable Housing (GETS ref 41352)
Projects commenced (25 Feb 2014)
Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Burwood Hospital Rebuild
Papa o Otakao / Avon River Precinct